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Senior Research Nurse

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum
Closing date
1 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Part Time
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An exciting opportunity for a 09 month fixed term/secondment and job share position (Maternity Cover) has arisen in Black Country Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Clinical Research Nurse to support the delivery of studies across a number of different clinical areas including: Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, CAMHS and Older Adults (including Dementia).

Please note: the advert may close earlier than stated if enough applications are received.

Main duties of the job

Are you an experienced Nurse/Research Nurse looking for a new role in mental health?

You will work on a broad range of interventional and observational studies, run by commercial sponsors and Academia and also bring your leadership and organisational skills to our research team.

The Research Nurse Job is pivotal in the efficient day-to-day running of commercial and academic clinical trials, supporting the trial's Principal Investigators ensuring the smooth running of studies. As a Research Nurse, you will have the responsibility to play a significant part in coordinating research activities within the Trust, this will include assisting in study set up, identification of service users and staff for studies, enrolment, screening, consent taking and research follow up assessments.

The post holder is expected to work autonomously and also as part of a team, be proactive and organised to deliver research and produce a quality data within timelines so the NIHR targets are achieved.

This is a great opportunity to learn new skills and support the delivery ofinterventional and observational studiesin the areas of: Mental Health, Dementia, CAMHS and Learning Disabilities.

For further queries please contact Laura Jenkins, Acting Research Delivery Manager:

07816452229 or

About us

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.

Across the whole of the region we provide:
  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.

Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.

We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Job description Job responsibilities

Clinical Research provides the opportunity for the successful candidate to be part of cutting edge trials involving new and novel treatments as well as translational and questionnaire studies. Ultimately, you will enhance the care we provide to patients and ensure that any research that is undertaken within the department safeguards the wellbeing of patients and it is conducted within ICH Good Clinical Practice Guidelines for Research.

The role will include the identification of potential participants through the screening process, presenting study information, obtaining informed consent, completing study procedures and follow-up appointments. However, the role is extremely varied and more information can be found in the job description.

Person Specification Registered Mental Health Nurse Essential
  • Registered Nurse
Experience Essential
  • Be willing to undertake phlebotomy training in order to take blood for research purposes when required
  • Experience working in an NHS environment with service user contact
  • The ability to establish appropriate documentation and record keeping
  • Professional familiarity with mental health and/or social care practice and terminology
  • Demonstrable experience in the management of a broad portfolio of research studies within the NHS
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of research delivery, design and methods
  • Demonstrable experience in the management of a broad portfolio of research studies within the NHS
  • The use of Web applications and MS Office applications
  • Experience in developing, implementing and following standard operational procedures
  • Knowledge and practical application of the governance and legislative framework for conducting clinical research studies including ICH GCP
Skills/Personal Qualities Essential
  • To help identify patients eligible to take part in research projects and to provide information, advice and support for patients involved in research projects.
  • To be able to assess patient information and to accurately record data in a timely manner
  • Ability to organise and manage own time and set and achieve own targets
  • Strong problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Competent user of IT, especially MS-Office, Internet Explorer and
  • Committed to further professional development
  • Full UK driving license and access to a vehicle
Trust Behaviours Essential
  • Be compassionate, empathetic and caring to everyone
  • Enable yourself and others to act with confidence and authority in order to achieve the best outcome for everyone
  • Work with others. Be inclusive by understanding and valuing others to achieve the best results for everyone and everything we do
  • Act with transparency and honesty; respect and value others to do the right thing at the right time for everyone.

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