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Senior Clinical Research Nurse - Stroke

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

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Band 7
Full Time
We welcome applications for an exciting opportunity that has arisen within the CRN stroke research team at Addenbrooke's. You will provide nursing leadership within the stroke research group. Further details in the attached job description.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for management and coordination of the stroke CRN trials team at CUH, under the supervision of the lead consultant for CRN research, ensuring we best use the resources to maximise requirement to high quality studies, and that they are conducted according to Good Clinical Practice guidelines and department safeguards for the well-being of patient/study participants.

They will lead and manage the stroke CRN research team and provide leadership for the NIHR hyperacute stroke research centre (HSRC) at CUH

In conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team, facilitate good quality research, lead and develop the research team and monitor standards of care.

This post is a three-part post involving clinical skills and expert knowledge, research and an educational component.

Responsible for identifying eligible clinical research participants, provision of information and support to patients/ participant, study recruitment and consent, co-ordination of study treatment/ interventions, assessing, developing and implementing specialist nursing care and data collection according to study protocols in accordance with ICH Good Clinical Practice, EU Clinical Trials legislation and the NHS research Governance framework.

About us

Come Nurse with us...

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It's a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

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.

If you require sponsorship for a Visa to work in the UK, to avoid disappointment, please check you are not applying from a Red list country - Code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England - GOV.UK (

Closing date is midnight on 25 June 2024

Interviews are due to be held in the week commencing 1 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
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


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



  • Extensive experience in recruiting to clinical trials and other clinical studies
  • Experience in all aspects of trial management


  • 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 and principles of informed consent for participation in research
  • Knowledge of health research methodology


  • National Institute for Health Research
  • Current research nursing issues
  • R& D in NHS.



  • 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 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-Division R& D

Hills Road



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