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Clinical Research Practitioner- Band 5

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Applications are open for a Clinical Research Practitioner (CRP) - Research Nurse - to join our Research and Development team.

Due to the needs of the research portfolio, applications will only be accepted from Nurses who hold current NMC Registration.

For the purposes of brevity the term clinical research practitioner (CRP) is used to represent all health professionals working in a patient facing role in clinical research and includes nurses.

The successful candidate will have experience of working in research, on both industry and academic studies or will be an experienced nurse looking to embark on a career in research.

Main duties of the job

In addition to assisting clinicians and other members of the research team, you will support research participants throughout the research process ensuring the well-being and safety of patients at all times. You will perform study related procedures, including participant assessment, informed consent, clinical examinations and reporting adverse events. The post holder will demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have the ability and initiative to work independently and manage a patient caseload across a variety of trials & studies. You will be required to prioritise your own workload and be responsible for the management of a caseload of clinical trial patients.

You will be required to work autonomously and will also be responsible for identifying new research opportunities, coordinating and managing a number of clinical trials.

The post holders will also be required to work across specialties depending on portfolio requirements.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve life

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details on what this role entails.

    Person Specification



    • Recent experience of working as a first level registered nurse (all branches), midwife, RSCN/Allied health professional or Clinical Research Practitioner within an NHS or care setting


    • Experience of clinical research
    • Previous experience within relevant clinical specialty, or a broad clinical experience.



    • Undergraduate degree or equivalent theoretical knowledge
    • Registered nurse/midwife with current NMC registration/Allied Health Professional with current registration/Clinical Scientist with current registration OR Registered CRP (Academy for Healthcare Sciences) or must complete competencies to obtain registration within one year


    • Teaching qualification
    • Assessing qualification



    • Able to develop clinical skills as per study protocols
    • Awareness of evidence based practice


    • Knowledge of GCP
    • Phlebotomy

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWBH NHS Trust

    Dudley Road


    B18 7QH

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