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Research Nurse - Band 6

North Bristol NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Band 6
Part Time

Our team covers the spectrum of Intensive Care, Emergency, Anaesthetics and Stroke Research we are looking for enthusiasm to learn, and experience of coordinating and driving projects forward.

We are a small, supportive, motivated, and high-performing team looking for a new member to coordinate and deliver studies that contribute to the progression of treatment for patients.

In this role, you will have the support of experienced research nurses and will develop to being responsible for the feasibility assessment, set up, and subsequent co-ordination recruitment and follow up to both commercial and non-commercial studies, working autonomously. We offer a departmental orientation program and encouragement to attend relevant research study days and meetings. The Research team visit clinical departments daily to and liaise with many different clinical teams, and patient groups.

The post holder will be employed by the Research & Development Department of North Bristol Trust who have recently been awarded Silver accreditation with Investors in People which underlines our commitment to support and lead our staff to be the best they can be.

We welcome informal visits and encourage you to contact us for further information.

Main duties of the job

Please see the Job Description for the full details.
  • Assess trial protocols and advise on safety, regulatory and logistical issues in the running of the trial
  • Engage in consent conversations with patients and families, offering them opportunities to take part in research.
  • With the PI actively assess the feasibility of studies to be undertaken
  • Performs all visits, observations, and interventions with the participants in accordance with the procedures and schedule of the study protocol.
  • Maintain Investigator Site File(s) and complete Case Report File / eCRF with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ensure appropriate trial information and data is contained in patient's hospital notes.
  • Communicates to the senior research nurse / research nurse team / R& I / NIHR Clinical Research Network lead regarding research subjects, trial progress, workload issues and personal development.
  • Ensure all data clarification issues are resolved quickly
  • May be expected to supervise junior members of the team, under overall supervision and guidance of senior research staff.
  • Competent in and uses on a daily basis word, spreadsheet and database programs, patient administration systems and the departmental software planning system wall chart.
  • Regularly uses software to develop documents or reports, including spreadsheets for external agencies where manipulation of the formulae is required (e.g. electronic data capture).

About us

North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead. We are the regional Renal & Transplant Service, and an internationally recognised center of excellence in a range of services and major specialties. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.

We commit to treating each patient as an individual with respect and dignity, aiming to deliver excellent clinical outcomes and a first-class experience for everyone who uses our services.

North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.

The post holder will be employed by the Research & Innovation Department of North Bristol Trust. Research and Innovation have recently been awarded Silver accreditation with Investors in People which underlines our commitment to support and lead our staff to be the best they can be.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for:
  • A qualified nurse with current NMC registration or AHP equivalent
  • Experience of clinical research is desirable
  • ICU, ED or Stroke experience would be advantageous
  • Current Good Clinical Practice certificate
  • A desire to make a real difference to clinical care
  • Meticulous practice with outstanding attention to detail
  • Good IT skills
  • Team player who can be flexible and adaptable according to the needs of the service


Person Specification



  • RN with current live Registration (or equivalent AHP registration)
  • Significant post registration experience


  • Current Good Clinical Practice Certification
  • Degree level education in nursing or health related subject

Work Experience


  • Experience of extended roles e.g. venepuncture, ECG's, link-roles (this list is not exhaustive)
  • Ability to manage the logistics to support workload
  • Able to work independently and manage day to day work activities
  • Effective personal time and case load management


  • Experience in working in ICU, ED, Stroke or Theatres.
  • Recent Clinical Research Experience



  • Advanced communication skills, verbal & written, to include report writing and record keeping
  • Experience of delivering difficult news to patients and relatives.
  • Facilitation of development of other staff
  • Able to lead projects and work with the wider MDT and external sponsors to coordinate the delivery of this
  • Proficient in the use IT systems with previous experience of using databases and have meticulous data entry skills
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Understanding of the application of research within the clinical environment


  • Awareness of the Trust's Organisational Objectives

Personal Qualities/Special Circumstances


  • Flexibility of working days and times (with prior knowledge) to fit service needs punctuality
  • Excellent attention to detail

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


Southmead Hopsital, North Bristol NHS Trust

Southmead Road, Bristol


BS10 5NB

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