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Research Nurse/Research Practitioner

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Slough, Berkshire
£29,828 to £36,311 per annum INCL HCAS
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Full Time
We are looking to recruit a knowledgeable and dedicated Research Nurse/Practitioner to join the Research and Innovation department of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust.

The post holder will work with a vibrant team of research nurses and practitioners delivering a broad portfolio of research studies. The post holder will be expected to contribute to the assessment and management of the care pathways for patients and carers participating in clinical trials. This will include the recruitment, education and monitoring of trial patients and the collection and documentation of accurate data.

Previous research experience is desirable but not essential. Full training and supervision is provided. Experience in any of the specialty areas such as cancer, urology, critical care or midwifery would be of advantage.

The role is based at Wexham Park Hospital but will involve some cross site working to support delivery teams at other sites of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust.

*Previous applicants need not to apply*

Main duties of the job

  • Initially work with supervision with the aim of working autonomously to assist in the management of a caseload of clinical trial patients, whilst working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Maintain effective communication with patients, carers and professionals to ensure high quality service delivery
  • Assist in identifying suitable patients for entry into clinical trials by attending clinics (screening notes) and relevant Multi-disciplinary Team meetings
  • Maintain accurate documentation of patient events in nursing/medical notes and Case Report Forms.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of treatment options, treatment side effects and disease processes to support patients in making an informed treatment choice
  • Provide ongoing information, education and support to patients (and their significant others) regarding clinical trials and specific trial treatments
  • Ensure that trial specific investigations are undertaken as required by the trial protocol and obtain results in order to establish eligibility and safety to enter the trial
  • Ensure the safe administration of treatments and drugs that are given within the context of a clinical trial
  • Engage in activities that raise the research profile of the organisation.

About us

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital services for around 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals Frimley Park Hospital (Camberley), Wexham Park Hospital (Slough) and Heatherwood Hospital (Ascot).

Our three core values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other, Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnel working alongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details on working for Frimley Health Foundation Trust.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date if enough applications have been received.

Person Specification



  • Degree or be prepared to work towards this qualification
  • Full NMC level one registered nurse (Nurse only)
  • Experience of working in the NHS (For nurse applicants it must be as a nurse)


  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Mentorship preparation
  • Excellent IT skills



  • Collaborative/cooperative
  • Copes well with responsibility, pressure and emotional circumstances
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and self-starter
  • Good communication skills
  • Commitment to self-development
  • Able to draw on experience to date.
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Interest in Clinical Research principles, data collection and paperwork.


  • Advanced listening skills
  • Knowledge and implementation of ICH Good Clinical Practice Guidelines for clinical trials.



  • IT literate in Word, Excel, emails
  • Demonstrates good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Organisational skills
  • Time management with ability to work to tight schedules
  • Accurate with attention to detail
  • Interest in Research principles, data collection and paperwork.


  • Venepuncture and cannulation teaching experience

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


Wexham Park Hospital

Wexham Street

Slough, Berkshire


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