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Clinical Research Nurse /Practitioner

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 5
Part Time

Job Details

12 month fixed term contract/ secondment opportunity

Research at NNUH is conducted primarily at the NIHR Norfolk Clinical Research Facility (CRF), located at the main hospital as well as the Quadram Institute on the Norwich Research Park. The Norfolk CRF is one of 28 NIHR- partly funded clinical research facilities networked across the UK, which gives superb access to sites, expertise and research infrastructure.

Team NNUH's Research and Development department have an opportunity for a Clinical Research Nurse within the Commercial and Strategic research team.

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 locally, nationally and internationally therefore, you should have some understanding of the research process such as trial protocols and policies, as well as an awareness of research governance issues.

The post of Clinical Research Nurse is perfect for an organised individual who is happy to work both independently and as part of a wider team.

Part time: 22.5 hours per week

Interview date: 29th 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

As a Clinical Research Nurse, you will be responsible for assessing and managing the care pathways for patients and/or carer's participating in clinical trials. You will be people focused in your approach recruiting, educating and monitoring those in the trial, and will collect and document your findings accurately.

You will have excellent communication skills with a positive and flexible approach to the workload. You should be a qualified Registered Nurse, have some band 5 experience, experience of working in a hospital setting, or working towards a health/research qualification (or have demonstrable equivalent 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.

You will have flexibility and autonomy in this Specialist Nurse role. There will also be the opportunity for career progression.

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 GCP guidelines and research governance standards for clinical trials and current Standard Operating Procedures
  • To manage, with the assistance and support of senior colleagues, a range of clinical trial protocols.
  • 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 register/randomise participants into trials.
  • To identify barriers to recruitment and to raise awareness of these, reporting to the Senior Research Nurse/Lead Research Nurse. To support action plans as required.
  • To act as the primary contact for the clinical trial participant in own caseload. Working with senior colleagues in obtaining informed consent as delegated by the Principal Investigator and in providing ongoing follow up care whilst the participant is in the clinical trial.
  • To provide ongoing advice and information to participants with regard to their participation in clinical research, in order to facilitate continued informed consent.
  • To act in the best interest of the research participants to ensure that their rights are upheld.

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

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC register And/or is working towards a Health/Research



  • Understanding of the research process


  • Some post qualification experience at Band 5



  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Good organisational skills and ability to manage own work load
  • Motivated and enthusiastic individual who is able to work well as part of a team


  • Clinical skills relevant to the role e.g. phlebotomy, cannulation, ECG recording, administration of IV infusions

Attitude, aptitude


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

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

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