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Research Nurse / Clinical Research Practitioner

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced oncology nurse/ research practitioner to work as part of the Clinical Trials Unit at the Bristol Haematology & Oncology Centre. Working closely with members of the multi-disciplinary team, you will be managing a portfolio of non-complex clinical trials. Recent experience in oncology/haematology is essential as are good communication, and organisational skills. Chemotherapy skills and knowledge is desirable.

Main duties of the job

The research nurse/research practitioner is expected to support the safe conduct of research in accordance with the regulatory and legal frameworks related to the planning, recruiting and follow-up of clinical research studies..

Working as part of the research team the research nurse/ research practitioner will be accountable for the assessment, planning, organisation and on-going care of research participants according to the study protocol.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Educated to degree level or similar health related qualification or equivalent range of experience within the role (E)/ Registered Nurse level 1 with current NMC registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Current GCP certificate

Skills and Abilities


  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good (standard) keyboard skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Access)
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team and use own initiative
  • Evidence of good management and organisational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage resources effectively
  • Good report writing, a focus on accuracy and meticulous attention to detail



  • Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure
  • Ability to communicate effectively and deal tactfully with people
  • Enthusiasm for and desire to embed research within clinical practice
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Use initiative and be innovative within the scope of the role
  • To be able to prioritise workload
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work within a team and to be approachable
  • Ability to work flexibly according to role requirement

Knowledge and Experience


  • Recent oncology/haematiology trial co-ordination/nursing experience
  • Interest in clinical research
  • Familiarity and/or previous experience of medical terminology
  • Knowledge of data protection Act 1984 and caldicott priniciples


  • Competent in the administratiion of chemotherapy
  • Teaching experience
  • Research/audit experience
  • Current knowledge and experience of patient safety management and reporting processes
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office applications and willingness to develop computer skills further

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Haematology& Oncology Centre

Horfield Road



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