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Clinical Research Nurse

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Band 6
Full Time

Job Details

This is a 6 month fixed term post.

You will largely work on the SIMPLIFIED and PHOSPHATE clinical trials. These are NIHR HTA funded studies recruiting patients on dialysis.

You will provide support for other trials, academic and commercial, conducted within the renal department.

This will provide you with good experience of clinical trial research in renal medicine.

Main duties of the job

Working closely with a multidisciplinary team, and in accordance to Good Clinical Practice, HTA regulations, research governance and EU Clinical Trials legislation, the key responsibilities are:

Assisting in identification of eligible study and clinical trial participantsprovision of information and support for patients/participantsrecruitment and informed consentpatient treatment, including administration of study drugs, and follow-upco-ordination of study/trial sample collection, processing and storagedata collection and entry according to specific clinical trial protocols

The majority of study patients will be recruited from the Cambridge dialysis unit. However, some patients may be recruited from Hinchingbrooke and West Suffolk dialysis units, and the post holder would be expected to provide study support for the satellite units will be offered.

About us

Come Nurse with us...

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It's a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values ofTogether - Safe, Kind, Excellentsupport the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

Closing date is midnight on 30 April 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 13 May 2024

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?
  • Our values and reputation for outstanding care
  • Opportunities to experience a range of specialities
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team
  • Research experience and opportunities
  • Lovely location and quality of life
  • Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • RGN Adult or RM with current NMC registration


  • Post registration qualification in clinical research
  • Post registration qualification in renal medicine ore related field of nursing.



  • Substantial experience of working with patients and their carers within clinical areas
  • Experience in a relevant field within the NHS
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams


  • Post registration experience at Band 5 or above in an acute clinical setting
  • Experience of dialysis and/or experience of working in a clinical research environment
  • Experience of working with clinical and academic research teams
  • Laboratory experience (including working with human biological samples)



  • Demonstrable knowledge of clinical research infrastructure in the UK and of Research Government legislation & regulations
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the role of the clinical research nurse understanding the issues/process of gaining informed consent
  • Basic knowledge of research methods


  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Understanding of the requirements of ICH Good Clinical Practice possess current GCP Certificate
  • Understand the structure, role & functions of RECs and R& D departments
  • Working knowledge of clinical trials relevant to renal or cardiovascular medicine



  • Good written and spoken English
  • Ability to work independently but also able to operate effectively within multi-disciplinary teams and across professional disciplines
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: ability to develop good working relationships with diverse study participants, healthcare professionals and external agencies
  • Able to support participants through the informed consent process
  • Good organisational, time & project management skills: and able to plan, prioritise & co-ordinate work under pressure
  • Numerate with good IT skills competent in standard PC packages (Windows, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word)
  • Proven administrative skills with attention to detail


  • Cannulation and venepuncture
  • Competent in research/database PC packages

Additional Requirements


  • Able to work flexible hours with occasional evenings (e.g. for study recruitment)
  • Willingness to travel regionally and very occasionally nationally to attend investigator meetings.
  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of kind, safe and excellent.


  • Desire to develop research career.
  • Able to travel as required for the role to travel to satellite dialysis units.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division R& D

Hill's Road



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