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Lead Research Practitioner

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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This is a 12 month fixed term position to cover maternity leave and we will consider secondments.

We are seeking a confident and experienced senior registered healthcare professional, with experience in the field of Oncology or Haematology to act as an ambassador for promoting research utilisation and best practice, as well as liaising with all healthcare and research professionals to provide the best possible specialist care for their patients within the division, and wider specialities when needed.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will work as a Lead Research Practitioner within an established management team, which involves recruiting patient participants into clinical trials, carrying out trial activity in line with the ethically approved protocol and in accordance with legislation. You will provide leadership skills and specialist knowledge to manage the running of clinical research trials, support allied healthcare professionals and staff members to deliver on a wide range of clinical trials. You will be responsible for meeting the clinical research delivery of specialty related trials, and for continuing, supporting and raising recruitment into a wide range of NIHR portfolio studies, including commercial and non-commercial

studies. You will work closely within the multi-disciplinary and interact with the wider research team, ensuring a smooth delivery of care to patients entered into clinical trials. You will be supported by a compassionate network of senior managers, through flexibility and the opportunity for further

development. This role is full-time we also welcome applications for individuals who wish for a minimum of 0.8FTE or job share.

Applications are open for those who have proven management/leadership skills and be enthusiastic, flexible and committed to the provision of

excellent standards of care, a good communicator, and motivated to build on existing professional development.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please see contact information details

Person Specification



  • o Registered with professional body e.g NMC, HCPC Evidence of degree level qualification in health/nursing/midwifery related studies, Post-graduate studies or evidence of continuing academic progression in combination with equivalent experience
  • Experience in the field of Oncology or Haematology
  • GCP
  • Formal leadership programme e.g connects or equivalent


  • Masters in Nursing or health/nursing related studies or evidence of continuing academic progression with equivalent experience.



  • Good communication skills
  • Experience of planning and conducting research
  • Experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams
  • A knowledge of health services research methods
  • Experience of monitoring and responding to key performance indicators


  • R& I business planning and research income generation in commercial trials

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke

Newcastle Road

Stoke on Trent


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