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Research Staff Nurse/Midwife/Allied Health Professional (AHP) (XR05)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will be responsible for the safe delivery of direct and indirect care and associated source data collection for clinical research studies undertaken in the department, in accordance with the UK Medicines for Human Use Clinical Trial Regulations.

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment, planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of individualised care plans for clinical trials participants. Additionally, they will provide patient centred care and support clinical trial participants focusing on high quality patient experience.

The post holder will be involved in raising awareness and embedding research within LTHT and offering people opportunities to take part in research as part of their standard care pathway. They will act as a member of the multidisciplinary team, advising and supporting the clinical teams with research related matters and will also maintain their clinical skills. During exceptional times of need, they will contribute to clinical service, as agreed with the Head of Nursing/AHP and in line with the Trusts escalation policy.

Expected Shortlisting Date:06/08/2024

Planned Interview Date:12/08/2024

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work within a specialised environment caring for participants enrolled in clinical research studies.

The exact dimensions of the numbers and types of studies may vary in accordance with the dynamic nature of the research programme and specialist clinical area.

About us

Research is at the heart of our Trust. Leeds Teaching Hospitals is involved in research at all levels, developing and trialling new treatments for patients. We believe that being involved in cutting-edge research helps us provide better care to our patients.

Over the next 5 years, we aim to be the best Trust to deliver high-quality clinical research and to champion research amongst our staff. We also aim to support and grow our world-class clinical infrastructure and assets for research and innovation.

We have a very proactive Research Academy. It offers an extensive programme of education and training tailored to meet the needs of individuals, teams involved in clinical research delivery in Health and Social Care.

Our five Trust values are part of what make us different. They have been developed by our staff. They are:

- Patient-centred

- Collaborative

- Fair

- Accountable

- Empowered

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities



Registered Nurse Child (Level 1) (RN Adult for adult areas, RN Child or

Registered Midwife for childrens areas) or HCPC registered AHP

Completed Preceptorship period


Ability to demonstrate clinical skills and be able to teach relevant skills to other


Willing to undergo relevant training as necessary.

Undertaking and maintaining International Conference of Harmonization Good

Clinical Practice training is a requirement of the post.


Literate and numerate.

Ability to perform accurate drug calculations.

Competent in written and verbal communication skills.

Competent in the use of information technology.

Able to organise and prioritise workload.

Understand the skills and knowledge required to develop team members.

Maintaining and advancing clinical skills relevant to the clinical speciality.


Current issues in research delivery and nursing.

Standards of professional nursing practice.

Personal Attributes

Ability to work as part of a team.

Committed to working with people.

Demonstrates a commitment to own personal development.

Compassionate, enthusiastic and motivated.

Flexible and adaptable.

Professional and patient focused.



Ability to act professionally at all times.

Effective communication skills.

Effective numeracy skills e.g. accurate drug calculations.

Ability to organise self and others.

Teaching and assessing skills

Team player.

Effective time management skills

Good organisation skills and ability to prioritise workload.

Upholding reflective practice and maintain excellent interpersonal skills


An understanding of research and evidence based practice.

An understanding of the organisation and working practices of the speciality.

An understanding of the process and philosophy of preceptorship.

An understanding of the training and development needs of other junior staff

and students.


Acts in accordance with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)/ Health and

Care Professions Council (HCPC) Code of Conduct.

Communicate with patients and carers to ensure that they have access to

appropriate information.

Maintain and deliver compassionate patient focused care in accordance with

LTHT guidelines, policies, values and behaviours.

Provide assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care

for patients, ensuring documentation standards are upheld in accordance with

NMC and LTHT guidelines, whether written or computerised.

Act in a way that safeguards the health and wellbeing of children and

vulnerable adults at all times. Be familiar with and adhere to the LTHT

safeguarding policies.

Maintain a safe working environment.

Promote and maintain positive relationships between all staff involved in the

care of patients in line with the Leeds Way.

Promote and implement evidence based practice.

Continue to expand and maintain clinical skills appropriate to the clinical area

of practice.

Undertake duties on other wards or departments as and when required by

service demands or patient need.


Ensure that research studies are undertaken in accordance with study

protocols, the terms approved by the Health Research Authority (HRA),

National Research Ethics Committee, the Trust Research & Innovation (R& I)

Office and all other required regulations.

Adhere to national and local Research Governance Framework and legislative

requirements to ensure delivery of the highest level of care to research


Follow local policies, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and study

specific protocols in relation to the research speciality.

Provide advice and information to participants in order to facilitate initial and

on-going informed consent. This may include obtaining informed consent as

delegated by the Principal Investigator and as indicated in the study protocol,

and with ethical committee and R& I Department approval, ensuring that the

patients rights are upheld throughout the study

In line with the Trusts appropriate SOP, additionally training and competency

assessment will also be required prior to taking on the delegated

responsibility of taking informed consent.

Identify, screen and recruit participants into research studies according to

inclusion and exclusion criteria, and where necessary, facilitate a participants

withdrawal from a study.

Maintain effective written and verbal communications with research

participants, relatives and other members of the multidisciplinary/ research

team to ensure research participant needs are met and appropriate

information is shared and documented, including on-going process of informed


Have an overall awareness of potential risks within the clinical area assessing

these at all times (including patient behaviours and working environment) to

ensure the health and safety of research participants, visitors and staff and

compliance with related legislation and guidelines.

Act as the research participants advocate and uphold the quality of each study

at all times this will include assessment, planning and evaluation of

individualised care plans as per study protocol.

Report adverse events and serious adverse events in accordance with the

Trust SOPs and study protocols in a timely and effective manner with

reference to the Senior Research Nurse/Midwife and Principal Investigator.

Resolve complaints timeously at a local level and escalate as appropriate.

Be responsible for accurate and secure data collection, storage and entry in to

case report forms (both paper and electronic) that meet Data Protection Act

requirements, including secure backup of study data, as per information

governance and study specific guidance.

Participate in facilitating clinical trial monitoring in order to meet the safety,

integrity and governance requirements of each study.

Where relevant, ensure that the processing and storage of human biological

samples meets the necessary requirements of the Human Tissue Act, local

SOPs and research protocol so that safe handling and quality is assured.

Order and maintain trial specific supplies according to study protocols,

procedures and regulations and level of recruitment ensuring that resources

are used appropriately and efficiently at all times.

Participate in the audit and evaluation of clinical practice in the interests of

promoting and improving quality care through action on findings.

Have direct involvement in the provision of education and development of preregistration, appropriate post-registration students and other members of the

multidisciplinary team to ensure that appropriate learning opportunities are

provided and students feel supported.

Have direct involvement in delivering relevant clinical care to Trial participants

in accordance with their plan of care.

Education and Training

Have knowledge, understanding and support the implementation of SOPs.

Contribute to the promotion of a positive clinical learning environment.

Keep up to date with developments, advances and research in individualised

patient care.

Participate in trial specific training and undertake relevant research and or

education programmes, as appropriate.

Complete mandatory and priority training within the specified timescales

Participate in annual appraisal process and identify learning needs.

Participate and complete own and others appraisal and registration

revalidation activities.

Participate in preceptorship and mentorship programmes.

Participate in teaching, supervising and assessing of student nurses/midwives

and other supervised staff, where allocated.

Undertake continuous professional and clinical development, regularly seeking

opportunities to enhance skills.

Participate in the Clinical Research Forum and other relevant Trust wide R& I

meetings, events and work streams.


Demonstrate effective use of resources.

Be responsible for the co-ordination and delivery of research activity as a key

member of the multi-disciplinary team.

Take responsibility for a group of research participants.

As delegated and directed by the Research Nurse/Midwife/AHP and Senior

Research Nurse/Midwife/AHP, participate in, investigating and responding to

accidents, complaints, untoward incidents and other significant events.

Actively promote and use the Leeds Improvement Method to improve the

quality and safety of the service

Raise concerns with regards to risk, danger, malpractice or wrong doing by

following the LTHT Whistleblowing policy and supporting processes.

Person Specification

Skills & Behaviours


  • Patient centred, Caring, compassionate and motivated
  • Reliable and Trustworthy
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Good written and verbal skills. Able to provide and be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individualised care plans in line with trial protocols
  • Ability to support participants whilst on clinical trials and provide patient focused care
  • Good keyboard skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team


  • Capable of lateral thinking
  • IV competent
  • Cannulation
  • ECG recording
  • Venepuncture
  • Electronic data entry
  • Technology skills

Other Criteria


  • Able to fulfil Occupational Health requirements for the post.



  • Registered Nurse (Level 1) (RN Adult for adult areas, RN Child or Registered Midwife for childrens areas)
  • Has current registration on the appropriate part of the NMC register or HCPC registered AHP
  • Completed preceptorship period



  • Willing to undergo training as necessary
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical skills and be able to teach relevant skills to other staff.
  • Current issues in health care and research and an awareness of the roles and responsibilities of clinical research staff
  • Basic understanding of research methodologies


  • Understanding of Clinical Research including issue surrounding research ethics, drug development and management
  • Research experience/training
  • Supporting Learners in Practice (SLIP)

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals
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