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Research Nurse - HIV/Immunology/Gastro/Hepatology

North Bristol NHS Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 a year Dependant on experience
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Full Time
Research Nurse - Band 5-6 Development Post - HIGH team

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a research nurse within the HIV, Immunology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology (HIGH) Research Team. We are an experienced team offering a friendly and supportive environment in which to work and develop. We deliver and support commercial and non-commercial research trials in all 4 areas, covering both inpatient and outpatient settings.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated nurse who has an interest in clinical research delivery. The applicant must be organised and able to adapt to a dynamic work environment. This role requires the nurse to work as part of a small team and working autonomously at times.

If applying as a band 5 then there is the potential for career progression to a band 6 dependant upon experience.

Research and Development at North Bristol NHS Trust recognises the importance of investing in our staff and as such we provide a supportive induction with ongoing access to relevant training and development opportunities.

The post is full time, fixed term for 2 year's and may be extended subject to funding, however this would not be guaranteed.

If you are interested in this post but have no research experience, we would recommend that you contact us to discuss the role and arrange to visit the department.

Internal secondments will be considered.

Interviews will be held face to face in Bristol.

Previous applicants for this post need not apply.

Main duties of the job

The primary role of the post holder will be to facilitate the delivery of the team's research studies, following the guidance in the study protocol and under the supervision of the Senior Research Nurse and Principal Investigator (PI).

The post holder will ensure that patients experience the highest care standards throughout their research experience in line with the trusts vision, policies and procedures.

The post holder will help support the set-up, maintenance, and close down of research studies in accordance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and local, national, and international legislation.

The post entails:
  • Assessing patients' suitability to participate in research
  • Explaining research studies to participants and relatives
  • Receiving informed consent
  • Clinical skills e.g venepuncture, cannulation, IV and s/c administration , ECG
  • Co-ordination of study visits
  • Accurate data collection and data entry
  • Collaboration with the Multi-Disciplinary Team

About us

The role is based in the Research & Development (R& D) team at North Bristol NHS Trust. Working alongside the 140 plus departmental staff you will have the opportunity to network with other researchers and have access to our supportive training and development structure. The R& D team have been awarded the Investors in People Silver Award, making it a great place to work.

North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead. We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.

We commit to treating each patient as an individual with respect and dignity, aiming to deliver excellent clinical outcomes and a first-class experience for everyone who uses our services.

North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse with current live professional registration


  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certification

Work Experience


  • Experience in extended role to include Venepuncture, Cannulation, ECG's
  • Experience of working independently and managing own workload
  • Effective case load management
  • Significant post registration experience


  • Clinical Research Experience
  • Recent post registration experience in HIV, Immunology, Gastro, Hepatology



  • Excellent interpersonal skills with patients and multidisciplinary team.
  • Advanced communication skills, verbal and written, to include report writing and records keeping
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • An interest in research and willingness to learn about the research process
  • Confident in the use of Microsoft applications


  • Previous experience of using databases and have meticulous data entry skills
  • Facilitation of development of other staff
  • Awareness of the Trust's Organisational Objectives

Personal Qualities/Special Circumstances


  • Able and willing to work flexibly across a number of projects/clinical areas
  • Responsive to change
  • Ability to maintain own motivation

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


North Bristol NHS Trust

Southmead Hospital


BS10 5NB

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