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Clinical Research Nurse

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata or per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
If you believe that nursing is about making a real difference to patients lives, then clinical research nursing can provide a stimulating and rewarding career pathway. As a clinical research nurse, you have the opportunity to spend quality time with your patients and help them reach an informed understanding of the treatment options available and provide support throughout their care pathway. And by contributing to clinical research, youre making sure the NHS can meet the challenges of the future, by providing vital evidence on 'what works', so we can keep improving treatments for patients.

Working in the NIHR / Clinical Research Facility (CRF) at Birmingham Childrens Hospital you will assist in the screening and recruitment of participants, delivery of clinical interventions and care required for the study (e.g. IV drug infusions, venipuncture, cannulation), observing and responding to side effects, as well as liaising with Research & Development, clinical teams and study sponsors to ensure the accurate collection and submission of research data, in line with the study protocols and research regulations.

Main duties of the job

Our multidisciplinary team work together to deliver a variety of research studies this might include the delivery of a clinical trial of a potential new medicine/treatment or finding out more about how a childhood disease progresses over time. Children and young people who are taking part in research visit the facility for outpatient, day case or inpatient appointments. The unit is equipped to offer overnights and weekends, ensuring we can offer a 24/7 service in line with the protocol requirement.

You will be qualified as a childrens nurse, have excellent communication skills, good analytical and problem-solving skills and have an interest in pursuing a career in clinical research.

Previous research experience is not essential as a comprehensive induction and training/development programme, covering the role will be available.

If you would like more information, please contact:

Jenny Cooper, Ward Manager 0121 333 9556 or

Interviews will be held on week 22/7/24

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • RSCN /RN Child Branch NMC Registration
  • Post registration experience in a Ward


  • ENB 998, C& G 730
  • Mentors and Assessors Course or committed to undertaking teaching Qualification

Knowledge and Nature of Experience


  • Able to lead a small team
  • Experienced in taking charge of a group of patients
  • Shows initiative
  • Evidence of understanding of preceptorship and Mentorship of students
  • Awareness of current research and developments
  • Able to respond in emergencies
  • Ability to deal with stressful situations
  • Knowledge of current issues within acute Health Service
  • Understanding of personal accountability
  • Logical and consistent work and career pattern


  • General medical paediatric experience
  • Experience of taking charge of a Ward
  • Research Experience

Professional / Managerial / Specialist Knowledge


  • Excellent verbal and written communication and listening skills
  • Computer literate


  • Evidence of life support training
  • Willing to undertake first line management Course
  • Specialist skills in the care of children requiring acute care
  • Good project management and development skills
  • Data Analysis

Personal Skills, Abilities and Attributes


  • Ability to undertake internal rotation/flexible shift pattern including weekend, bank holiday and overnight hours
  • Openness - Shares information and good practice appropriately
  • Mutual respect - Treats others with courtesy and respect at all times


  • Keen to develop professionally

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Children's Hospital

Steelhouse Lane


B4 6NH

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