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Research Nurse/ Clinical Research Practitioner Team Lead

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
We are currently seeking an experienced registered nurse or clinical trials practitioner for a team lead position. ).

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the rapidly moving field of cancer research whilst developing leadership skills in the Hepatobillary/ Aero digestive and Head and Neck portfolios.

You will have the opportunity to work with world class medics in current cutting edge cancer therapy development.

Your role will include:Leading a team of nurses and practitioners.

Supporting the team to effectively and efficiently recruit patients onto cancer clinical trials

Liaising closely with the SRL to manage the portfolio of trials coming into the team

Ensure the smooth set up and opening of trials within the team

Approaching, screening and recruiting patients for dynamic trials/studies.Coordinating and facilitating patients on their journey through trials. Including liaising and networking with consultants, hospital research facilities and external agencies/companies regarding the effects of the trial/trial medications.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Research Nurse/ Practitioner / Team Lead will be a member of the Cambridge Cancer Trials Team. The post-holder will work closely with the health care teams associated with the multidisciplinary team.

The key responsibilities of this post are the leadership of a team of nurses, practitioners and data managers, supporting them to deliver cancer clinical trials to eligible patients. Working closely with the speciality research leads to identify suitable trials for the portfolio and having a good understanding of the capacity of the team for entry of new trials. To also be proactively part of the wider CCTC management team supporting other team leads and being involved in projects across the department.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 12000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

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 30 June 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 17 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



  • Registered Nurse educated to Degree level or willingness to undertake / Or Practitioner with relevant degree
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Teaching qualification.


  • Research Module.
  • Masters Degree
  • Post registration qualification in speciality



  • Significant relevant experience in the Specialty and ability to demonstrate expert nursing / practitionerskills.
  • Previous experience of nursing / practitioner within a research environment
  • Accept personal accountability for own practice./ Understand limitations of role


  • Experience of formal/informal teaching.



  • Understanding of evidence-based practice.
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance.
  • Knowledge of clinical research infrastructure in the UK and relevant Research Governance legislation & regulations
  • Understanding of the requirements of Good Clinical Practice & possession of GCP Certificate
  • Knowledge of the role of the clinical research nurse/ research practitioner and principles of informed consent for participation in research
  • Knowledge of health research methodology



  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capable of working as an integral member of a small team.
  • Adaptable to changing situations due workload and colleagues' needs.
  • Ability to undertake teaching of staff and patients.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and manage own workload effective time-management.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to multidisciplinary working.
  • Demonstrate analytical and judgmental skills.
  • Ability to quickly appraise situation and act accordingly
  • Competent in the use of standard PC packages (Windows, MS Excel, Access etc)


  • Advanced Communication Skills.
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to initiate own research

Additional Requirements


  • To act in a professional manner at all times and if registered act in accordance with 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.


  • Knowledge of broader issues related to specialty - political and Trust.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-R& D Divison

Hills Road



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