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Paediatric Research Nurse

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to jointhe Children's Clinical Research Team here at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. The post holder will be based across both Nottingham Queens Medical Centre and City Hospital sites. The post will be required to work on and deliver a range of projects specific to Children's Research.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Principal Investigators to deliver research projects in Children's Research. The successful candidate will be expected to involve themselves in all aspects of the clinical trial lifecycle from study set up (including governance aspects), recruitment, delivery of the study through to study closure.

The post holders will have to work jointly with the multidisciplinary team, including consultants, practitioners, ward and clinic staff, clinical nurses and specialist nurses. Experiences within research would be beneficial but training and support will be provided.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the brief list above you must familiarise yourself with the full job description and person specification attached to this advert prior to applying.

To cover a flexible service to support recruitment/delivery of Children's Research trials at NUH

To be involved in the informed consent, randomisation and treatment allocation processes as necessary

To manage a caseload of CTIMP, device and observational trials from study conception to delivery, to close down, coordinating the care of your own caseload efficiently and communicating updates to the rest of the team

To assist with the identification and eligibility evaluation of potential trial patients

To undertake / ensure study specific investigations are performed as per study protocol

To perform clinical tests such as venepuncture, ECG's, cannulation, urinalysis, study specific assessments (not an exhaustive list)

To ensure clinical study protocols are adhered to and follow ups are completed as per protocol and to GCP guidelines

About us

With over 19,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description and person specification attached to the advert for the full details of the vacancy.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse or relevant experience in the paediatric setting
  • Knowledge or experience in clinical trials
  • A good level of IT skills, demonstrated by competence in Microsoft software packages


  • Research qualification
  • Experience working in NHS setting
  • Knowledge of research methodologies
  • Knowledge of research governance and regulations



  • Recent project/research or clinical audit experience
  • Experience of independent working with minimal supervision
  • Able to manage a caseload of clinical trials with some autonomy
  • Clear understanding of the importance of confidentiality


  • Experience of working in a research setting

Communication and Relationship Skills


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with communicating with the wider MDT and other professionals
  • Able to display empathy, tact, reassurance and diplomacy when receiving and providing information

Analytical and Judgement Skills


  • Ability to assess, evaluate and interpret clinical/non-clinical information against defined protocols in order to determine the appropriate course of action

Planning and Organisational Skills


  • Good organisational skills
  • Good time management skills in order to organise and prioritise own short term and long term workload
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and set timeframes

Physical Skills


  • Ability to use a computer for extended periods



  • Ability to co-ordinate and organise investigations and tests as required by a study protocol
  • Ability to share knowledge with, and support colleagues.


  • Able to check patient eligibility against set criteria and follow research procedures relating to protocol.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Queens Medical Centre

Derby Road



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