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Senior Research Nurse (Oncology)

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Work with the Research Team to support the safe conduct of research in accordance with the UK Clinical Trials Regulations and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and provide assurance that the rights, safety and well-being of trial participants are protected. The post holder will be responsible for undertaking, co-ordinating and driving a team in the recruitment of patients to clinical trials. The post holder will work with the team lead to develop and grow the research portfolio across their designated speciality area. The post will involve, managing and coordinating, clinical trials collaboratively with the research & multidisciplinary teams. Be accountable for the assessment, planning, organisation and on-going care of research participants, whilst maximising compliance with study/trial protocol. As a specialist role the post holder will provide, expert direction, support, supervision and management of staff. They will assist with the training of staff to ensure they conform to protocol and practice guidelines. The role will be key in problem solving and solution driving issues, in order to ensure research is conducted safely, effectively and efficiently by all members of their team. Use relevant knowledge to perform research procedures in accordance with study protocols and extend this experience to support others in the research team and other health care professionals where appropriate.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Research & Development Department as a Senior Research Nurse on a permanent contract.

If you are interested in making a difference and exploring where evidence-based medicine is developed, the Oncology Research Team are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic nurse to join our busy team. The successful candidate will be responsible for a sub team within Oncology Research and will be encouraged to drive the Service forward. This will involve recruiting patients and following them up during treatment and in clinics providing a high standard of protocol/ Individualised care.

This is a part time post.

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

About us

The Post holder must comply with all RCHT Policies and Procedures.

The Post holder must work within infection control guidelines to ensure that work methods do not constitute a risk of infection either to the health care professional, to the client or to any persons working/visiting in RCHT premises.

This job description is subject to the Terms and Conditions of service of Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, and the post holder will undertake any other duties which may be required from time to time.

To find out more about working in research at RCHT, watch our recruitment video:

Job description

Job responsibilities

Registered Nurse.Significant post qualification experience to include academic andcommercial clinical trials.Educated to diploma (relevant subject) and working towards degree orable to demonstrate evidence of study at this level.Good understanding of research.Conversant with DoH Research Governance Framework for Health andSocial Care, ICH GCP, the European Union Clinical Trials Directive andthe Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations.Evidence of continued professional development.Good computer literacy including email and internet.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Creative solution driven/problem solving mentality.Ability to manage own time and workload with minimal supervision.Ability to work in a self-directed manner whilst also contributing to andworking as a team member.Line management experience.Ability to perform tasks to a high level of detail and accuracy.

Person Specification



  • Research trials experience
  • Significant post qualification experience
  • Good understanding of research
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Audit experience
  • Evidence of self-directed development
  • Research methodology training



  • Registered nurse/AHP with medicines management
  • Educated to degree or specialist equivalent experience


  • Teaching qualification
  • Masters

Practical and Intellectual


  • Manage own workload
  • Good computer literacy
  • Excellent written & verbal communication
  • Willingness to take on new skills and challenges


  • Knowledge of IT databases
  • Recognition of limitations in difficult, distressing and emotional circumstances

Disposition and Attitude


  • Attention to detail
  • Adaptability & flexibility
  • Ability to work independently and use own initiative
  • Ability to remain calm


  • An interest in developing your own research



  • GCP or willingness to train
  • NHS clinical systems ( electronic)


  • informed consent training
  • Knowledge of Oncology
  • SACT Training

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust



Treliske Hospital



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