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Clinical Trials Research Nurse/Clinical Trials Practitioner

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
We are currently seeking a registered nurse to join our ever growing team in the Cambridge Cancer Trials Centre (CCTC). ).

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the rapidly moving field of cancer research. We have a vacancy in our Women's team. This position will particularly focus on the Gynae Oncology portfolio.

You will have the opportunity to work with world class medics in current cutting edge cancer therapy development.

Your role will include:

Taking a lead role in running a portfolio of research studies in the Women's Cancers team.

Approaching, screening and recruiting patients for dynamic trials/studies.

Coordinating and facilitating patients on their journey through trials. Including liaising and networking with consultants, hospital research facilities and external agencies/companies regarding the effects of the trial/trial medications.

Dividing your time between office based work and outpatient clinics along with specialist areas involved in facilitating clinical trials.

You will work autonomously, as well as part of a team with opportunities for personal development.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Research Nurse will be a member of the Cambridge Cancer Trials Team. The post-holder will work closely with the health care teams associated with the multidisciplinary team.

The key responsibilities are to help to identify patients eligible forclinical trials provide information and support for patients enteringclinical trials co-ordinate trial patient treatment, assessment, follow-up and data collection according to specific clinical trial protocols. Thiswill include close liaison with relevant staff of departments includingchemotherapy, radiotherapy, pharmacy, radiology, outpatients and inpatients, Research & Development and Ethics departments

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 12000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

If you require sponsorship for a Visa to work in the UK, to avoid disappointment, please check you are not applying from a Red list country - Code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England - GOV.UK (

Closing date is midnight on 27 May 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 6 June 2024

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?

Our values and reputation for outstanding care Opportunities to experience a range of specialities Career and development opportunities Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team Research experience and opportunities Lovely location and quality of life Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse or if practitioner, a relevant biomedical degree
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Post graduate qualification in speciality (research or oncology) or willingness to complete


  • Post graduate qualification



  • Relevant clinical experience in an oncology and/or clinical research environment e.g. Clinical Trials, participant recruitment and interviewing
  • Experience of formal/informal teaching
  • Supervision of junior staff
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams


  • Experience of working in the research area advertised
  • Experience of co-ordinating REC and HRA submissions



  • Knowledge of clinical research infrastructure in the UK and of research related legislation & regulation
  • Understand the structure, role & functions of RECs and R& D departments
  • Understand the requirements of ICH Good Clinical Practice
  • An understanding and knowledge of the needs of patients with cancer


  • Possess current GCP Certificate
  • Knowledge of current therapeutic interventions and their side effects
  • Understanding of different phases of clinical trials



  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate good team working and also the ability to work autonomously
  • Adaptable to changing situations due to both workload and colleagues needs
  • Ability to undertake teaching of staff and patients
  • Ability to work unsupervised and manage a complex workload and work to deadlines
  • Effective organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Commitment to multidisciplinary working.


  • Advanced communication course
  • Leadership Skills
  • Phlebotomy
  • Competent in research/database PC package
  • Capable of writing reports and of presenting research related information to a wide audience

Additional Requirements


  • Capable of developing liaisons with other practice areas/academic institutions.
  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-R& D Divison

Hills Road



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