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Senior Research Nurse

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge Bio Medical Campus
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity to work as a Senior Research Nurse has arisen in the CCLI Research Team. We are a team of experienced and dedicated professionals collaborating with our talented multi-disciplinary clinical teams to deliver a wide range of innovative high quality research trials to inform the future care of our patients. The R & D team support a large and growing portfolio of studies across multiple specialities.

We offer a friendly working environment and are interested in your career development with a range of training opportunities available to help you fulfil your potential.

We are looking to appoint an experienced Research Nurse who is, enthusiastic, motivated, proactive and who will enjoy the challenge of delivering high quality research.

You will be based at the new Heart Lung Research Institute (HLRI) and Royal Papworth Hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

Planned interview date: Tuesday 14th May 2024

Main duties of the job

As a key member of the Research Team, you will be responsible for the set up and coordination of multiple clinical trials. Your duties include recruiting and consenting suitable patients, coordinating data collection, arranging, and conducting assessments, follow up appointments, tests and investigations which are specified by the study protocol.

You will ensure that specified milestones are achieved on time, that high quality data is collected and that the trial is being conducted according to the ethically approved protocol and ICH-GCP standards.

The post holder will be responsible for a portfolio of commercial clinical trials including randomised, controlled trials and observational studies.

About us

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK's leading heart and lung hospital, delivering care to more than 50,000 patients a year in its new state-of-the-art hospital in Cambridge. We perform the most heart and/or lung transplants in the UK and carried out the UK's first successful heart transplant in 1979. It also offers emergency heart attack treatment, sleep centre care and is one of just five centres nationally for those in severe respiratory failure.

Based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus the largest centre of medical research and health science in Europe the Trust is at the heart of treatments of the future. Royal Papworth became the first hospital trust in the country to be rated outstanding in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission - a rating it still holds today. The Trust holds its values of compassion, excellence & collaboration at its core, and all colleagues joining the team are expected to uphold these in their day-to-day roles & interactions. Royal Papworth is proud of its diverse workforce and encourages people to embrace their individuality.

The Trust values difference and welcomes all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion & belief, sex and sexual orientation. Providing they meet the minimum post criteria, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

On this page you will find a Role Profile which provides information about the hospital and full details about the role. We recommend that you review this and refer to it as you complete your application. Please include how you will meet the Trust Values Compassion, Excellence and Collaboration. If you would like more information about the role or working at Royal Papworth Hospital, please get in touch with the contact for this role.

Person Specification



  • Valid NMC registration


  • Either completion of, or willingness to undertake, a relevant Level 5 Higher Education qualification.



  • Experience in either clinical practice or clinical research at a minimum of NHS Band 5 or above.
  • Experience of undertaking and proven ability in coordinating projects.
  • Willingness to undertake relevant training required for role i.e. competency training, Research Skills training, Consent training etc.
  • Experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Understanding of a clinical/hospital environment.
  • Recognition of factors in maintaining own and others health, safety and security.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Understand importance of accurate data collection and recording for clinical use.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office programmes.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Positive attitude to change.
  • The ability to make changes to own practice and offer suggestions for improving services across the department.
  • Able to devise and implement Standard Operating Procedures in own area of practice.
  • Maintains the quality in own work and encourages others to do the same.


  • Clinical Research/Audit knowledge or experience.
  • Experience of interviewing patients.
  • Experience of previous patient facing role in a Respiratory Clinical Environment.
  • Knowledge of the research governance process including approvals and required documentation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of ICH Good Clinical Practice

Additional Criteria


  • Please provide evidence of your commitment to uphold the Trust's values: Compassion, Excellence, Collaboration
  • Supportive of equality and values diversity.
  • Drive, vision and ambition to provide high quality research.
  • Flexible approach to working hours and practices.
  • Recognition of factors in maintaining own and others health, safety and security

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Heart and Lung Research Institute

Papworth Road

Cambridge Bio Medical Campus



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