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Band 6 Clinical Trials Research Nurse - Barberry

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
6 Aug 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
Working predominantly at the Barberry Centre, at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT), the post-holder will support the Lead Research Nurse and the R& D Delivery Manager in delivering high quality clinical research within a range of exciting specialties, including Mood Disorders, Epilepsy, Huntington Disease and other trials Mental Health Clinical Trials. For any assigned project, they will be responsible for assessing and managing the care pathways for patients and carers participating in clinical studies. This will involve the recruitment, education and monitoring of trial patients and the collection and documentation of accurate data, including the collection and preparation of samples. You will work collaboratively with the research delivery team and the wider multi-disciplinary team in the management of your own caseload of clinical trial patients. The role involves using an in-depth knowledge of trial protocols and their application in practice, alongside a working knowledge and compliance with the local, national and international research regulations and nursing framework.

This post would suit someone who has a strong clinical background with some clinical research experience or a desire and passion to enter the world of clinical research. They would need to be enthusiastic, organised, methodical and have a keen eye for detail.

Main duties of the job

  • Coordinate the care of your own case load of trial patients
  • Ensure the safe administration of treatments given within the context of a clinical trial
  • Take clinical samples for studies and prepare samples for collection and dispatch to relevant departments or research centres
  • To ensure that trial specific investigations are undertaken as required by the research protocol
  • To act appropriately to report and record serious adverse events, this includes communication with the Principal Investigator and relevant local personnel and regulatory authorities
  • To provide on-going follow up care whilst patient is in the clinical trial
  • Act at all times in a way that maintains patients' and carers' dignity
  • Act as first point of contact for own portfolio of clinical trials for sponsors, CROs and RECs
  • Support study delivery and undertake assessments as per protocols.
  • Manage own portfolio of clinical trials
  • Ensure that clinical trial recruitment records and site files are accurately maintained and archived appropriately
  • Ensure that all data is handled according to the Data Protection Act and in a confidential and where necessary anonymised fashion.
  • Support other trials within the R& D Departments portfolio as directed by the Implementation and Performance Manager.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities, please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • Dual qualified (RGN and RMN)
  • Postgraduate training
  • Teaching and mentorship qualification



  • Significant post-qualification experience
  • Significant experience of delivering research in a healthcare setting
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments / rating scales
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Recent experience of working within the NHS


  • Clinical (or extensive research) experience and knowledge of working with people with neurological conditions such as epilepsy



  • Previous experience of sample preparation
  • Excellent communication and IT skills


  • Phlebotomy trained

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


The Barberry, National Centre for Mental Health

25 Vincent Drive


B15 2FG

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