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Research Nurse

Barts Health NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inc
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
We are excited to offer a 12-month secondment opportunity to work as a Band 6 Research Nurse at Newham University Hospital. This is a fantastic

opportunity for nurses new to research, and for those with experience, to develop research skills and expertise across a broad range of clinical specialties.

Newham University Hospital delivers clinical research across a wide range of specialties including: Emergency medicine, Paediatrics, Surgery, Intensive Care, Diabetes, Orthopaedics, Reproductive Health and Childbirth, Gastro/Hepatology, Urology, and Infection/Respiratory. We are expanding our research portfolio and activity so we can increase access to research for the diverse patient populations we service.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Research nurse to help deliver the growing portfolio of research studies across Newham University Hospital.

Main duties of the job

The role of the research nurse is to assist in the support of clinical studies working within the multi- disciplinary team. The post holder will take responsibility for the coordination and management of clinical studies/trials covering a broad clinical research portfolio.

Responsibilities will include education of patients and colleagues about studies being undertaken, participant recruitment, coordination of the care of patients in research studies, collection and preparation of biological samples, collection and input of study data.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • oRegistered Nurse with current NMC registration
  • oEvidence of continuous professional development


  • oPossession of / or can demonstrate equivalence to an undergraduate degree in Nursing, Science or Health related discipline.
  • oResearch qualification
  • oTeaching/Mentorship course
  • oICH Good Clinical Practice certification
  • oILS or equivalent
  • oIntravenous accreditation



  • oSubstantial post registration nursing experience in an acute hospital setting.
  • oExperience of coordinating and managing patient care
  • oExperience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • oExperience of formal/ informal teaching of patients and staff
  • oExperience of managing physically and emotionally challenging patient cohorts and environments


  • oExperience in clinical research in a healthcare setting.
  • oProject management experience
  • oExperience of clinical trial data entry on multiple platforms



  • oKnowledge of data protection regulations, patient confidentiality requirements and Caldecott Guidelines
  • oKnowledge of current health and professional issues.


  • oKnowledge of ICH GCP, EU Clinical Trials Directive, Medicines for Human Use Regulations.
  • oKnowledge and understanding of clinical trials and familiarity with the issues surrounding clinical data.
  • oKnowledge of Trials Research Management Software e.g. EDGE



  • oProactive and self-motivated with ability to lead, motivate and empower others.
  • oWell-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • oAbility to confront challenging issues taking a problem solving approach.
  • oAbility to produce clear, accurate written and verbal reports.
  • oAbility to prioritise, meet tight deadlines and work independently on a number of projects
  • oAbility to work in a multi-professional arena
  • oAttention to detail and meticulous, accurate documentation
  • oComputer literacy. Microsoft office Suite


  • oPhlebotomy and cannulation skills



  • oPromotes an environment of equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • oWillingness to work flexible hours on occasion
  • oDisplays enthusiastic and proactive approach to work
  • oEnthusiasm for and desire to embed research in clinical practice
  • oAble to articulate reason for desire to work in this clinical area

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Newham University Hospital


E13 8SL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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