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Research Nurse

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
This post is fixed term for 2 years to meet the needs of the service.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic research nurse to join an evolving research team.The role will entail working as a bispecific research nurse, following a recent finance review and allocation of commercial funds.

A nurse with a vision to improve all aspects of early phase research from laboratory work to early phase studies and biobanking is needed and someone with adequate clinical experience is needed.

The nurse will be responsible for a number of haematology trials and be able to work both within a team and autonomously when required to support patients who are eligible for clinical trials.

The Haematology unit is one of the largest trials units within the University Hospital of Wales and works with a large number of commercial and non commercial trials, providing a vast and variable workload.

Main duties of the job

Funding provided by Health and Care Research Wales supports NHS Research and Delivery (R& D) Departments led by a R& D Director to provide local services for research support and facilitates the sponsoring and hosting of studies within UHBs across Wales. Part of this service includes a NHS research delivery team consisting of Research Nurses, Senior Research Officers, Research Officers and Administrators, employed by NHS organisations to support the delivery of high quality health and social care studies.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Cardiff and Vale University R& D for a Clinical Research Nurse to be a part of the Haematology Research Group .

We are seeking to employ a band 6 Registered Nurse with acute nursing experience and a keen interest in clinical research. Previous research experience is not essential as in-house training will be provided.

The post will involve caring for patients through early phase trials, whilst being responsible for managing a portfolio of trials.

The role will involve an element of flexible working in line with the needs of the service and individual clinical trial requirements.

The post holder will be based in the Clinical Research Group within the University Hospital of Wales.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/NMC Registration
  • Specialist GCP Knowledge
  • Evidence of continued development
  • Multi disciplinary working


  • Ability to speak Welsh



  • team player

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales Cardiff

Floor 2 TB2


CF14 4XW

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