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Research Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Russells Hall Hospital
£32,306 - £39,027 Per Annum
Salary period
27/05/2022 23:59
Interview date

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and innovative nurse to join the Research and Development Department to support with a variety of commercial and academic clinical trials. These will be predominantly within the Haematology and Oncology speciality.

The role will predominantly focus on Haematology studies but the successful post holder with have exposure to a range of clinical trial work including COVID-19 studies.

The role offers a unique opportunity and  includes close liaison with clinicians, data managers, pharmaceutical companies and outpatient and inpatient staff

The successful candidate will have a keen interest in research, will be organised and efficient and will enjoy working in a fast paced environment with a variety of stakeholders.


Main duties of the job

The role will include assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating research nursing care and providing support to patients who have been or have the potential to be recruited onto a clinical trial programme.

This includes ensuring the clinical trial has full approval to proceed, collecting data, interviewing, supporting, monitoring patients, and data entry. Clinical aspects of the role will include phlebotomy, analysis of blood specimens, drug administration and clinical observation.

Working for our organisation

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of “excellent health care, improved health for all”.  We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as BAME, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

 We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • RN or relevant part of NMC register


Essential criteria
  • Recent, relevant experience of working in a clinical setting involving patients or service users
Desirable criteria
  • Research experience
  • Evidence of ability to teach & assess
  • Venepuncture/Cannulation


Essential criteria
  • • Knowledge of current clinical developments and professional issues affecting nursing/midwifery
  • Evidence of professional and development and regular study since qualification
  • Knowledge of GCP guidelines/EU directives
  • Understanding of clinical research requirements in the UK and NHS
  • Aware of clinical standards of National Service Frameworks
  • Knowledge of involving patients in service development
  • Knowledge of the relevance of the Governance and risk management within clinical practice
  • Knowledge and evidence of working in the Haematology speciality clinical setting
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of research governance
  • Knowledge and evidence of working in the Oncology speciality clinical setting


Essential criteria
  • Venepuncture/Cannulation

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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Claire Phillips
Job title
R&D Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01384 456111
Additional information

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