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Clinical Research Nurse

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata or per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
If you believe that nursing is about making a real difference to patients lives, then clinical research nursing can provide a stimulating and rewarding career pathway. As a clinical research nurse, you have the opportunity to spend quality time with your patients and help them reach an informed understanding of the treatment options available and provide support throughout their care pathway. And by contributing to clinical research, you're making sure the NHS can meet the challenges of the future, by providing vital evidence on 'what works', so we can keep improving treatments for patients.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the R& D department and we are looking for an enthusiastic , dedicated Research Nurse to join our friendly Paediatric Generic Research Nurse Team.

The post holder will have a primary role in supporting all aspects of research activity including recruitment, administering assessments and data collection for the research, audit and evaluation of studies being delivered by Birmingham Women and Children's NHS Foundation Trust. This post is ideal for someone with an interest in delivering research across a wide range of specialties for children, young people and young adults.

Main duties of the job

You will be an excellent communicator, be on sub part one ( children ) of the nursing register and have previous working experience and knowledge of audit, research design and delivery of research projects. You will need excellent interpersonal and team working skills and be capable of working independently and flexibly.

The post holder will be responsible for maximising recruitment into research studies within the Trust. The post will be based in the R& D team at Birmingham Children's site and duties will include study setup, protocol implementation, development of recruitment strategies and general data management for a variety of NIHR portfolio studies. The post holder will be responsible for the co-ordination and maintenance of accurate, comprehensive records for clinical trial files in order to support the Research and Clinical Teams in all aspects of recruitment, education and monitoring of patients entering clinical trials. They will support the development of the department by working alongside Research Teams in setting up and raising the profile of clinical trials.

A comprehensive induction and training/development program will be provided.

If you would like more information, please contact:

Ruth Howman, Lead Paediatric Research Nurse on 0121 333 8739 or

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification

Analytical and Judgement Skills


  • Literature searching skills

Personal Skills / Abilities and Attributes


  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
  • Articulate
  • Able to work flexible hours in accordance with the needs of the service
  • Ability to work under pressure and within deadlines
  • Ability to organise meetings, take minutes, prepare papers, liaise with research colleagues
  • Problem solving skills and ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Aware of research process
  • Awareness of the principles, guidelines and policies that constitute to full informed consent process



  • Hons level degree in relevant subject area or equivalent level of professional experience
  • Registered nurse sub part one (children)

Knowledge and nature of experience


  • Experience of clinical research/audit/clinical data collection
  • Sound working knowledge of the EU Clinical Trial Directive, Good Clinical Practice an research governance frameworks

Communication skills


  • Excellent negotiation/interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate at all levels with patients and their families
  • Diplomatic and professional at all times
  • Honesty and probity
  • Ability to receive constructive criticism

Other requirements


  • Phlebotomy skills
  • Able to demonstrate up to date knowledge of nursing practice

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust




B4 6NH

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