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Research Sister/Research Charge Nurse

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The University of Sheffield department of neuroscience brings together internationally-recognised expertise in medicine, science and engineering to improve the lives of patients and families affected by neurological, sensory and developmental disorders. The collaborative, multidisciplinary approach alongside cutting-edge facilities enables the latest scientific knowledge to be translated into real-world solutions and better outcomes for patients.

Since its opening, the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) has played a key role in delivering our research objectives. Providing world-renowned research centred around the treatment of neurological disorders including motor neurone disease, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. SITraN has grown immensely and developed into a leading global facility which is at the forefront of research and expertise, pioneering new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases and bringing new hope to patients and families across the country.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will report directly to the Lead Research Nurse (MND), working within a team of dedicated and specialised research nurses to manage and coordinate clinical research projects involving patients living with the medical conditions supported by the NIHR Sheffield Biomedical Research Centre - neurological, cardiovascular and infectious an immune conditions).

As a key part of the team, the Research Sister/Charge Nurse will assess, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care for patients in line with clinical trial protocols, laboratory manuals and all relevant regulatory standards.

The Research Sister/Charge Nurse will work as part of the larger research team to develop and deliver recruitment targets and strategies to meet these targets. The post holder will ensure that research safeguards are in place to protect the well-being of research participants and that research is conducted within the Regulatory Framework.

As part of the co-ordination responsibilities the post holder will be expected to represent the BRC team at national and international meetings.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes a firm commitment to professional development of it's staff together with the provision of an excellent health and well-being support service.

Working in partnership with The University of Sheffield's department of neuroscience, Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (STH) receives National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) funding to support a wide and varied portfolio of research activity. It is the host for NIHR Clinical Research Network Yorkshire and Humber (CRN Y& H) and receives funding to support early phase, exploratory clinical trial activity facilitated through the Sheffield NIHR Clinical Research Facility (CRF), as well as a number of other awards including Devices for Dignity and NIHR CLAHRC.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • RGN Level one
  • NMC registered
  • To have completed the national PEAP programme for practice supervisors or equivalent teaching and assessing qualification for those with ENB998
  • Extensive evidence of continuous professional development Including post graduate qualifications and/ or academic research qualifications
  • First degree or evidence of working towards one (demonstrating graduate attributes)



  • Extensive post registration experience within a broad range of clinical settings
  • Specialist training relevant to role: Up to date Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training
  • Experience of delivering early phase research studies
  • Good IT skills competent in standard PC packages (i.e. Microsoft Office or equivalent)

Skills and Knowledge


  • Good understanding of the local and national strategic context of research in the NHS
  • Ability to communicate effectively including active listening, writing, and verbally, with individuals on a one-to-one basis and with groups.

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Glossop Road


S10 2JF

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