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Clinical Research Nurse/Practitioner

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Band 6
Part Time

Job Details

Fixed term contract/ secondment opportunity for 9.5 months

Do you have a passion for research? Are you looking to work for a flexible team, playing a key role in widely recognised emergency medicine research studies? This is an exciting time for emergency medicine research at NNUH. We have a new dynamic research team delivering a variety of studies and are looking to expand with the addition of a band 6 research nurse/practitioner. Significant emergency medicine experience is essential. Research experience is desirable but not essential.

We have a shared goal within our team to undertake clinical research to improve treatment and care of patients here at NNUH and beyond. The ideal candidate will be dedicated to this goal and will recognise its significance as well as the importance of our Trust's PRIDE values. Research is highly regulated you should have an understanding of trial protocols and policies, and an awareness of research governance.

As post-holder, you will play a key role in the delivery of all Emergency medicine research studies.

Part time: 18.75 hours per week

Interview date: 24th May 2024

If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported.

Main duties of the job

or experience of working in a hospital setting, or working towards a health/research qualification (or have demonstrable equivalent experience.)

As an emergency department research nurse you will be people focused in your approach recruiting, educating and monitoring those in the trial, and will collect and document your findings accurately. This will be across a wide variety of studies coving both the adult and paediatric emergency departments. You will have excellent communication skills with a positive and flexible approach to the workload. You should be a qualified Registered Nurse, have research experience,

Clinical Research is a highly regulated field, the role involves using an in-depth knowledge of trial protocols and their application in practice, alongside a working knowledge and compliance with the regulations. You should therefore have a good understanding of research procedures, documentation and policies, as well as an awareness of local, national and international research governance issues or have a willingness to develop this knowledge

This post is perfect for an organised individual who is happy to work independently and as part of a wider team.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work according to ICH Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines and research governance standards for clinical trials and current Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • To demonstrate in-depth knowledge of trial protocols and their application in practice alongside a working knowledge of how to comply with local, national and international research regulations.
  • To manage a caseload of concurrent clinical studies following a range of complex clinical trial protocols and to contribute to the management of the local portfolio of clinical trials.
  • To identify, screen and recruit participants into research studies according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria to ensure the effective achievement of study aims and monitoring of their condition throughout participation.
  • To ensure that trial specific investigations are undertaken as required by the research protocol in order to establish eligibility and safety to enter the trial for its total duration.
  • act as a resource to the members of the MDT.
  • To register/randomise participants into trials and to ensure that all clinical trial records, Case Report Forms (CRFs) and participant records are completed contemporaneously and maintained with a high degree of accuracy. These records may be in paper, optical or electronic form. To maintain accurate documentation of participant events in nursing/medical notes.
  • To identify barriers to recruitment to trials and ensure that the Network and R& D is aware of them. To support/action plans as required.
  • To act as a primary contact point for clinical trial participants.
  • To provide ongoing information, education and support to participants (and their significant others) regarding clinical trials.

Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Person Specification



  • ICH Good Clinical Practice training



  • Significant experience at Band 5 or above, working in an NHS environment some of which should have been working in a research role
  • Evidence of research activity and a good understanding of research and clinical trials



  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills with an ability to deal with the public and colleagues in a pleasant and polite manner at all times
  • Competence in standard PC packages (including Excel, Access)

Attitude, aptitude


  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Colney Lane



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