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Band 5 Research Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Research Delivery
Band 5
Fixed term: 12 months
Part time - 30 hours per week
Job ref
£25,655 - £31,534 PA/PR
Salary period
03/12/2021 23:59

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.


Job overview

Working within the Multi Speciality Research Delivery Team, this is an exciting opportunity to join and support a growing team of dedicated research staff in our Trust.


We are looking for a confident, enthusiastic and caring individual with a first level degree or equivalent with a minimum of 12 months experience as a registered nurse.  Full training will be given if needed, to include Good Clinical Practice and informed consent in research.  This post will be based at predominantly Gloucestershire Royal Hospital but may include some work at Cheltenham General Hospital.

The post holder will be line managed by a Senior Research Nurse for the Multi Speciality Team and will be fully supported by our experienced Research Delivery Team.

Main duties of the job

The role will involve all aspects of study co-ordination and recruitment of predominantly in-patients to research studies in acute and emergency care; this will include ED, stroke, anaesthetics, critical care, trauma and orthopaedics and other specialities as required. The post holder will be expected to work flexibly with all members of the research team and relevant multi-disciplinary teams within a variety of specialities.  Experience of working in the acute setting is desirable.  The post holder

  • will assist in the selection and recruitment of participants in compliance with study inclusion and exclusion criteria. Receive informed consent and provide ongoing information, education and support to clinical trial patients (and their carers)
  • must be able to work autonomously using own initiative to prioritise workload, and as a team member
  • have excellent communication skills
  • have excellent attention to detail
  • will perform trial specific clinical observations and assessments, collect specimens and administer treatments as directed by trial protocols (as professional registration allows)

Working for our organisation

The post holder will be a member of the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Research Team. Our Multi Speciality Research Team provides quality care to participants in research studies and supports clinical teams in the practical processes of patient recruitment and research delivery.  Working across different research studies offers variability as well as opportunities for learning and development. The post holder’s main responsibilities will involve supporting and embedding research within the emergency and acute care settings.     

Research in the Trust falls under the umbrella of the National Institute of Health Research and is coordinated through the West of England Clinical Research Network. The research networks support the conduct of well-designed studies and clinical trials and provide the infrastructure that ensures high quality research receives the support it needs to succeed. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

This is a patient facing role.  A significant amount of time will be spent in the

emergency department recruiting patients into clinical trials.


The post holder will be part of a team of research staff who provide the infrastructure and support to deliver clinical research to patients in Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.



Person specification


Essential criteria
  • First level degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 12 months experience as a registered nurse
  • Experience working in an acute NHS setting
  • Understanding of clinical trials and research in a health care environment
  • Knowledge of requirements and practicalities of GCP and Research Governance
  • Ability to work autonomously using own initiative, and as a member of a team
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work with clinical and management colleagues at all levels across a range of organisations
  • Evidence of accuracy and attention to detail in data collection
  • Diplomatic and calm under pressure
  • Self-motivated with a desire to be effective and efficient
  • Ability to work flexibly according to role need
  • Interest and enthusiasm for research within healthcare
Desirable criteria
  • ICH Good Clinical Practice and Research Governance training
  • Experience working in an acute or emergency setting
  • Demonstrated experience in using Microsoft Office and related packages, including databases, spreadsheets and PowerPoint
  • Management or supervision of junior staff
  • Competent in venepuncture
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Deborah Ward
Job title
Senior Research Nurse
Email address
Telephone number
0300 422 6887