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Research Nurse

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, plus 15% High Cost Area Supplement
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for a Research Nurse who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

Here at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, our Research Nurses recruit patients to studies via multiple local DGH teams as well as from within the Cancer Centre. As well as promoting studies to our referral hospitals and recruiting and coordinating the care of our trial participants, you will also administer some of the research drugs. You may be required to take responsibility for the safe administration of experimental drugs and for monitoring the expected and unexpected side effects of drugs and other treatment modalities.

We are extremely committed to providing the best possible treatments for our patients and to progressing the field forward.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

Screen & identify patients eligible for clinical trials and to maintain detailed knowledge of the protocols for the clinical trials associated with the designated site-specific groups.

To attend relevant outpatient clinics to assist with recruitment, to monitor the progress, and to collect data of patients involved in clinical trials. To attend inpatients involved in clinical trials as necessary.

To act as a contact point and coordinator for patients requiring information and support and to refer patients/families on to other professional/agencies as appropriate.

Assist in the provision of background information about potential clinical trials to obtain approvals from Research Governance and Local Ethics Committees.

To be involved in protocol review, advising regarding specialised equipment and resources required to undertake the trial and to ensure ethical issues are adequately addressed.

To be involved in clinical trial protocol design and development, including being responsible for high quality patient information sheets.

Contributes to the financial processes of planning, running and closing clinical research studies.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

ENHT is seeking to maintain and expand the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre staff as we move to an exciting new future.

We welcome applications from those who would relish the opportunity to be part of new and developing cancer service, building on the excellent reputation, research and patient experience the Cancer Centre already delivers.

In addition, you will receive a High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of your basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of �4,314 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum pro rata.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Post graduate level qualification/courses or equivalent experience within research and /or a related field
  • Evidence of CPD and maintenance of PDP
  • Willingness to undertake training as appropriate for role.

Previous Experience


  • Experience of working with patients and families within relevant clinical areas in the NHS environment
  • Evidence of research activity
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure.
  • Proven effectiveness as working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of formal/informal teaching
  • Experience of explaining complex concepts to patients in a clear and simplified manner
  • Experience of running concurrent research studies in a healthcare setting with minimal supervision/clinical trials experience.


  • Experience of running concurrent research studies in a healthcare setting with minimal supervision/clinical trials experience
  • Experience related to information retrieval and research application



  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work cross boundaries integrating with multidisciplinary staff
  • Ability to make clinical judgments regarding patient needs where appropriate
  • Ability to work autonomously using own initiative, and as a member of a team
  • Computer literate with Microsoft Office software. (including word, Excel)
  • Phlebotomy/cannulation skills.
  • Sample preparation/transportation.
  • Demonstrates evidence ability to take charge and delegate duties



  • Awareness of research governance issues
  • Awareness of research design and methods understanding of the analytical process
  • Proven knowledge of ICH GCP and current legislation

Other Requirements


  • Understanding of, and commitment to, equality, diversity and inclusion

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Mount Vernon Cancer Centre

Rickmansworth Road



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