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Research Nurse/ AHP - Band 5

North Bristol NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum, pro rata. Dependent on experience
Closing date
10 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Full Time
Band 5 Research Nurse/ AHP

Previous applicants need not apply

Please note that interviews will be held face to face only

Working in Research is different: it's about providing the best research opportunities for our patients be that by organising and running patient clinics or computer-based data work. If this appeals to you...

Come and join our research team!

The Renal Research Team are a small, supportive, and highly motivated team looking for a new member to help contribute to the progression of treatments for patients suffering from renal disease. This post is ideal for those who wish to build on their existing clinical experience and contribute to the development of evidence-based patient care.

If you are dedicated, enthusiastic, with exceptional organisational skills, planning, and attention to detail then we may be the team for you.

You would work alongside experienced colleagues based in the Clinical Research Centre at Southmead Hospital to support a portfolio of both commercial and non-commercial research studies.

Renal experience would be an advantage, but this does not override the qualities of motivation and keenness to learn. The successful applicant will receive a local research induction and will be fully supported and trained to develop in the post.

We welcome informal visits and encourage you to contact us about the role.

Main duties of the job

Please see the Job Description for more information
  • Contribute to the performance of the Renal Research Team
  • Screening and recruiting patients to a range of studies.
  • Extended use of computer systems
  • Enter research data onto study databases and manage any queries raised.
  • Co-ordinate the logistics for patient visits and undertake patient assessments in accordance with study protocol.
  • Maintain Investigator site file (s) and complete Case Report Forms (CRF/eCRF) with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ensure appropriate study information is accurately recorded in the patient's records.
  • Monitor patients for any adverse events and ensure they are reported as necessary in a timely manner.
  • Work closely with the senior research nurse, research nurse team and Research and Innovation department to manage workload, study progress and personal development.

About us

North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead. We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.

We commit to treating each patient as an individual with respect and dignity, aiming to deliver excellent clinical outcomes and a first-class experience for everyone who uses our services.

North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see job description and person specification for full details of this role.

This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to gain experience of working in research and be part of a highly motivated and performing team. If you would like to speak to us to find out more about what this exciting and rewarding role involves, then please contact:

Stefanie Jones, Senior Research Nurse - Renal on 0117 414 8123.

Person Specification



  • RGN/AHP, with current live Registration
  • Degree level education in nursing or health related subject


  • Significant post registration experience

Work Experience


  • Experience of extended roles
  • Effective personal time and case-load management
  • Ability to manage the logistics to support workload


  • Recent research work experience



  • Advanced communication skills, verbal & written, to include report writing and record keeping
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with patients and multidisciplinary team
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Confident in the use of Microsoft applications
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Evidence of planning and problem-solving


  • Previous experience of using databases and have meticulous data entry skills
  • Awareness of the trusts organisational objectives
  • Facilitation of development of other staff

Personal Qualities/Special Circumstances


  • Flexibility of working days and times (with prior knowledge) to fit service needs punctuality
  • Interest in research and willingness to learn about the research process


  • Full UK Driving Licence

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


Southmead Hospital


BS10 5NB

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