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Paediatric Research Nurse

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

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Do you have excellent clinical and interpersonal skills? The Maternal and Child Health Clinical Research Facility are looking for an experienced and motivated Paediatric Registered Nurse with a strong interest or background in research to join the team.

Do you want to support clinical studies that could shape the future of medical treatment? Would you like to develop your leadership skills whilst coordinating clinical research across a variety of specialties including: Metabolic, Neurosciences, and Maternal Health.

If so we would like to hear from you.

Please contact Areti Bermperi on to arrange an informal chat to find out more about the Cambridge Clinical Research Centre

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for the provision of high quality, patient focused clinical research for the CCRC

Responsible for clinical research participants, provision of, co- ordination of study treatment/ interventions, assessing.

Developing and implementing specialist nursing care and data collection according to study protocols in accordance with ICH Good Clinical Practice, EU Clinical Trials legislation and the NHS research governance framework.

Will support the Junior Research Nurse in the co-ordination of research studies within the CCRC on a day to day basis and provide specialist research skills and clinical care for participants.

To assist the Team Leader in the overall management of the unit. To act as Study Link Co-coordinator ensuring the safe and efficient running of research studies within the facility and maintaining a safe and high standard of participant care. The post hours are generally 8.00-17.00 hours with long days and occasional nights and weekends as required.

About us

Come Nurse with us...

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It's a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

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.

Closing date is midnight on 26 June 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 9 July 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



  • NMC Registered Paediatric nurse.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • Degree
  • Post graduate qualification
  • Research Module



  • Relevant clinical experience at Band 5 or above for minimum of 3 years
  • Experience working in an NHS hospital setting
  • Experience of formal/informal teaching
  • Supervision of junior staff
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams


  • Experience of working in a clinical research environment e.g. Clinical Trials, participant recruitment and interviewing
  • Experience of co-ordinating REC and HRA submissions



  • Knowledge of the role of the clinical research nurse Understanding the issues/process of gaining informed consent
  • Knowledge of clinical research infrastructure in the UK and of research related legislation & regulation
  • Awareness of the requirements of ICH Good Clinical Practice
  • Basic knowledge of research methods


  • Capable of writing reports and of presenting research related information to a wide audience
  • Competent in research/database packages
  • Understand the structure, role & functions of RECs and R& D departments



  • Current IV and Oral drug competencies
  • IV pump training
  • Paediatric Intermediate Life Support
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Adaptable to changing situations due to both workload and colleagues needs
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Good organisational, time & project management skills: and able to plan, prioritise & co-ordinate work under pressure 9.Numerate with good IT skills competent in standard PC packages (EPIC, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access


  • Assertiveness/perceptive counselling skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Cannulation and venepuncture skills
  • Good presentation skills

Additional Requirements


  • To act in a professional manner at all times in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct
  • 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-Division R& D

Hills Road



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