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Senior Clinical Research Nurse

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum, (Pro Rata)
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
Senior Clinical Research Nurse - Band 6

Are you interested in an exciting career in clinical research?

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK and single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England.

Research & Innovation at MFT is dedicated to driving continuous improvement in the care our patients receive through clinical research. We support research across a diverse range of clinical areas and deliver improved diagnostics, treatments and devices for patients in Manchester and beyond

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching

Attracts, develops and retains great people

Is recognized internationally as a leading healthcare provider

What we're looking for?

We're looking for a full time Band 6 Senior Clinical Research Nurse to support and deliver clinical research studies at Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MFT).

If you are committed to providing high quality care to patients and helping them to make the right decisions about their treatment options, with the skills to guide and advise them throughout their research journey, this role could be for you.

Interviews will be face to face only.

Main duties of the job

You will take a proactive approach in managing clinical research studies including developing study procedures and practice, gaining consent and approvals and recruiting patients, alongside clinical duties including providing the highest quality patient care and collecting and processing samples.You will be instrumental in implementing study objectives and will provide dedicated support to ensure that studies are delivered to time and target.

You will be the main point of contact for study principal investigators, sponsors and patients and so effective communication and team working skills are essential. You will be involved in ensuring that research undertaken at MFT safeguards the well-being of patients and is undertaken within ICH Good Clinical Practice Guidelines.Prior clinical research nursing experience is not essential, but advantageous.

We will also ensure that you have tailored, individual personal development plans with support for further training. Opportunities for developing new research and clinical skills are available and actively encouraged.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Qualifications & knowledge


  • Registered Nurse- currently registered with the NMC
  • Degree in healthcare subject or equivalent level of experience
  • Knowledge of ICH- Good Clinical Practice regulations relating to clinical research
  • Understanding of clinical research


  • Good Clinical Practice certificate.
  • Mentorship training
  • Post graduate diploma
  • Additional specialist training
  • Knowledge of clinical and research governance
  • Knowledge of Trust policies and procedures

Skills& Abilities


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Awareness and respect for confidentially
  • Demonstrable IT skills including email and Microsoft office programs (including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Knowledge of patient information systems
  • Ability to demonstrate people management


  • Evidence of IT training
  • Advanced use of spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of electronic patient record system
  • Knowledge of information governance
  • Wide range of clinical skills, including venepuncture



  • Ability to work flexible shift pattern and across multiple sites as required
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Willingness to undertake training
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload


  • Conscientious and hard working
  • Tactful and diplomatic
  • Ability to work to tight and / or unexpected deadlines

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


North Manchester General Hospital

Delaunays Road


M8 5RB

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