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Senior Research Nurse

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The Senior Research Nurse will be responsible for coordinating and managing the delivery of a portfolio of Clinical Trials and the management of Clinical Research staff within the relevant specialties. The post holder will be responsible for all In- Patient trials, although some work within other specialities may be required at times to assist in the smooth running of the department.

The post holder will provide specialist knowledge, skills and experience within Clinical Research, and act as a resource to advise and support those involved in Clinical trials at all levels. The post-holder will be able to autonomously plan, implement, organise and manage concurrent research projects.

They will develop networks with Multidisciplinary Teams across the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and other appropriate Local and National Agencies.

They will coordinate and manage the relevant study portfolio and deliver recruitment accrual in line with performance and monitoring objectives.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual to join the Clinical Trials Team as a Senior Research Nurse. You will be responsible for co-ordinating and managing the performance of clinical trials mainly with regard to the orthopaedic portfolio and the management of a team of clinical research staff within.

As a Senior Research Nurse you will be responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the clinical requirements associated with research to ensure optimum delivery of Clinical trials. You will ensure that research will be conducted in accordance with the Research Governance Framework and Good Clinical Practice guidelines to provide assurance that the rights, safety and well-being of trial participants are protected. You will ensure that all research procedures are conducted according to study protocols and will be accountable for the recruitment, data collection and care of research participants with a focus on providing a quality experience.

The post will require an understanding of setting up and running commercial and non- commercial portfolio adopted studies as well as building relationships with our local Principal and Chief investigators.

The Senior Research Nurse must be able to autonomously plan, implement and manage concurrent research projects as well as providing expert knowledge, skill and experience to support those involved in clinical trials. Although this role is for a Research Nurse within the Orthopaedic Team, there may be a requirement to work within a wide range of specialties therefore, this role requires a high degree of flexibility, confidence and self-motivation.

Working within Clinical Trials is a challenging yet rewarding role which involves leading on studies that will potentially impact on patient treatments of the future

Working Pattern: 22.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm (3 days across this time period)

Interview Date: Wednesday 19th June 2024

For further information please contact: Eva Brook, Senior Research Nurse, on

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

General Requirements


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Bowmoor House, Dryden Road




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