Nursing - Research Nurse/AHP

  • Department Research
  • Salary £31,365.00 – £37,890 per annum
  • Closing Date 22/06/2021
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-RSN-354
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time - 15 hours per week

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Nurse/Allied health professional to join the Research and Innovation team and contribute significantly to clinical research at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

The focus of this role will be to support the recruitment of patients predominantly into Urgent Public health studies and  will use their transferable skills to recruit patients into other specialities, the role will involve identifying, screening, consenting, recruiting and following up patients into many other national clinical studies, as well as entering data onto spreadsheets and data collection forms.

This vacancy is internal applicants from research and innovation only. 

Main duties of the job

The successful post holder will have overall day-to-day responsibility for the delivery of clinical protocols into non-interventional as well as more complex interventional academic and industry studies.

You will work alongside experienced band 6 Research Nurses/AHP's as well as a Band 3 Assistant Research Practitioner.

Ideally, the post holder should have recent experience of working in Clinical Research.  You must be flexible pro active and hard working with the ability to manage your workload effectively to cope with tight deadlines and conflicting demands.  This role requires excellent communication skills in order to communicate effectively with people of all levels from a wide range of professional and academic backgrounds both within and outside The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

You will be required to engage the clinical staff to facilitate recruitment into both simple and more complex clinical studies, often in quite stressful situations and at short notice.


Working for our organisation

You will be line managed by the band 7 Team Lead Research Sister but work closely with Consultants, Registrars and the wider MDT.  You will also work closely with the Research and Innovation Team to promote the importance of clinical research across the Trust.  You will also be required to work within the Generic Research Team at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford; this will depend on the current portfolio of trials but the base will be Shrewsbury.

You will be expected to attend local Clinical Research Network meetings as well Investigator meetings. You will also be provided with training to fulfil the role.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person specification

Qualifications & registration

Essential criteria

Registered Nurse
post qualification experience and CPD
Evidence of continuous personal, professional and academic development

Desirable criteria

Accredited NIHR GCP training

Skills & Abilities

Essential criteria

Strong motivation to work within research
Evidence of a high commitment to CPD
• Able to demonstrate relevant in depth specialised nursing experience post qualification
• Able to use Microsoft Office
• Ability to work autonomously and as a member of a small team, as well as part of the wider multidisciplinary team

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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