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Research Nurse/AHP

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year PA or PA Pro Rata.
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please see below for a detailed job description of the role.

Main duties of the job

Do you want to make a difference? Are you looking for a new and different career pathway whilst maintaining and developing clinical and research delivery skills? We have a unique opportunity for enthusiastic Band 5 Nurses or Allied Health Professionals with the appropriate skills and registration to come and join our Research Team to begin or further a career in clinical research delivery.

Working in clinical research you will join an enthusiastic, driven and caring research team, to help provide support to embedded research teams across the trust and within our dedicated NIHR clinical research facility, for new and existing studies. Our team participates in research within many different specialities across the trust such as respiratory and cancer, and in the community for example in colleges, universities and patient's homes. There are always opportunities to gain knowledge and experience within a number of these specialities.

You will undertake a range of activities including direct patient recruitment, patient assessment, data collection and data entry. Successful applicants may be working for part of their time on these studies which may involve face-to-face clinical work with COVID-19 patients.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on-site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities


We have a team of around 300 Research Nurses, AHPs, Midwives and Clinical Trials Assistants, working together across the Trust, within our award-winning teams to bring exciting research opportunities to UHS for the benefit of our patients and the future of healthcare. The Research team is composed of multidisciplinary researchers from hospital and university backgrounds, embedded and working in collaboration with clinical services and teams, aiming to deliver a variety of studies to improve patient care and outcomes.

Research has been more prominent and as a team, we have contributed to national and global health outcomes through delivering a portfolio of COVID-19 Urgent Public Health studies investigating treatments, vaccines and long-term follow-up. There has never been a more exciting time to join our team.

Our portfolio of speciality research is one of the largest in the country and as a major acute teaching trust, we run a wide range of complex interventional studies investigating new treatments, devices and interventions. We also deliver observational studies gathering samples and information on disease aetiology, progression and long-term follow-up.
  • Enthusiasm, self-motivation, flexibility and drive will be required to ensure the success of this post. You will be involved in all aspects of the research process from study start-up, recruitment and delivery to close out of a study.
  • You will need to have an excellent level of written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good IT skills are advantageous.
  • You will collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, implementing studies to translate scientific discoveries into improved patient outcomes.

No research experience is necessary as all training will be provided by our dedicated research education team you will undergo a comprehensive induction and full research delivery training with ongoing training in a supportive environment. We are interested in applicants with sound clinical experience and a keen willingness to learn. If you are interested in a research role and you are not sure that you have the relevant skills or backgrounds please do get in touch with us to discuss further.
As one of the largest acute teaching trusts in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability. As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. Youll have an opportunity to discuss this at the interview. Our LiveWell and Inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

Person Specification

Qualifications / training required


  • Registered Nurse / Statutory Registered Allied Health Professional on relevant part of the register NMC / HCPC
  • Evidence of on-going professional development


  • International Conference on Harmonisation/Good Clinical Practice (ICH/GCP) Certification
  • Venesection and cannulation.

Previous or relevant experience necessary


  • Post registration experience in a relevant clinical speciality
  • Recent NHS experience or equivalent
  • Provide evidence of teaching and supporting learners in practice


  • Clinical research experience
  • Knowledge of UK Policy Framework for Health & Social Care, International Conference on Harmonisation/Good Clinical Practice (ICH/GCP)
  • Ward / department management experience
  • Experience as an NMC sign-off mentor or clinical practice assessor

Values and behaviours


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO16 6YD

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