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Research Nurse

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Trustwide
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced registered nurse looking to expand your role? If so, then this opportunity is for you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to apply for the position of Research Nurse working across the NIHR National Patient Recruitment Centre in the Directorate of Clinical Research.

The NIHR National Patient Recruitment Centre: Newcastle is one of five national centres that have been established within the NHS to increase the UK's capacity to deliver late-phase commercial research. The unit is currently based within the Campus for Ageing and Vitality and is part of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We are an innovative and forward-thinking team with a broad portfolio of research studies incorporating disease areas such as cardiology, neurology, immunology, respiratory and gastroenterology. These studies offer both face-to-face appointments as well virtual consultations, which promotes engagement and accessibility for participants throughout the UK.

Applications are welcomed from a registered adult nurse with post registration experience of working within various clinical specialties areas and/or the clinical research delivery landscape.

Main duties of the job

  • Interview Date: 16 July 2024
  • 37 hours 30 minutes/week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

The successful candidate will work as an integral member of the team to provide clinical care to research participants and their families. This role requires an individual with excellent organisational and communication skills, effective time management, basic IT skills, knowledge of data collection systems and the ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for an enthusiastic person who is able to:

Ensure the provision of safe and effective patient care.

Support and contribute to the delivery of research participant care and nursing practice within the unit, contributing to Trust projects and wider research delivery projects where required.

Lead on clinical trials whilst maintaining a high standard of care and have the skills such as venepuncture, cannulation, ECG or be willing to obtain these skills.

Exercises clinical judgement in response to patient observations and status.

Be responsible for the safe custody of medication, including checking and administration.

Undertake the research related aspects of care for participants of multiple research studies.

Ensure compliance with NUTH policies and procedures and adhere to Clinical Governance


Support the development of junior staff and students ensuring appropriate supervision and assessment is available.

Attend operational meetings and assist planning of future studies.

Job Purpose

To participate in the creation and maintenance of a high-quality clinical researchenvironment.

To initiate and manage nursing activities related to academic studies and clinical trials, from initiation to termination, according to ICH good clinical practice guidelines.

Supervise junior members of the team.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • oRegistered Nurse (appropriate to branch)
  • oAcademic attainment at diploma level and prepared to undertake degree level study
  • oMeets Nursing and Midwifery council requirements for mentorship


  • oCurrent driving licence if relevant to role
  • oAcademic attainment at degree/masters' level

Knowledge & Experience


  • oAn understanding of the application of research in the clinical governance agenda
  • oAn understanding of research governance and the research process
  • oSubstantial post registration experience in clinical speciality area and/or clinical research delivery.
  • oEvidence of research activity and ability to demonstrate research competency.


  • oExperience of working within speciality
  • oExperience of supporting clinical research delivery
  • oExperience related to information retrieval and research application
  • oExperience of mentoring junior staff
  • oEvidence of current role expansion that can be applied to the role.
  • oExperience of project management

Skills & Abilities


  • oExcellent IT knowledge/skills
  • oAdvanced interpersonal and communication skills
  • oAdvanced clinical skills (i.e., venepuncture, cannulation, ECG)
  • oHigh level of organisation and time management skills
  • oAbility to work on own initiative

Values I Behavioural I Attitudes


  • oAbility to work on own initiative
  • oMotivated and enthusiastic.

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



317 Trustwide


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