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Children's research nurse

  • NHS Jobs
  • Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, SO16 6YD
  • 09/01/2019
Full time

Job Description


We currently have fantastic opportunities for dynamic and motivated children's nurses to join our clinical research team. If you are a nurse who takes pride and ownership in giving a high standard of child and family centred care, with or without any previous research experience, this could be a very interesting opportunity for you!

Located at Southampton General Hospital and working in partnership with the University of Southampton, we are dedicated to providing high quality, patient centred clinical research based in our National Institute For Health Clinical Research Facility.

Working as part of our children's research team, you will have regular contact with patients and healthy children volunteering to take part in research that could make a real difference to future patient care. This exciting work covers a range of studies across all clinical specialties. We undertake drug trials, studies that look at different interventions, studies that help us understand how the body works, how genes or lifestyle choices affect health, and studies that help us more fully understand chronic diseases or acute infections. The well-being, safety and happiness of the children taking part in research here is at the heart of all we do, as is our confidence that the data we provide is accurate and reproducible.

These are some of the things our research nurses like about this job (in their own words)

  • It is a real honour to be a children's research nurse at the UHS. I work with an outstanding team and the children and families I meet make my job incredibly rewarding.

  • 'As a nurse new to research I have enjoyed being part of a very dedicated and knowledgeable team who are always very supportive and aim to practice the highest standards of evidence based nursing. Their dedication to participants is very remarkable'

  • Research gives patients and their families the opportunity to improve future care and treatment and gives them the knowledge that something is being done to help future patients.

  • '...seeing treatments translate from research to practice'

  • 'opportunities to listen and learn from experts passionate about their subject - gives a real vision for the future'

  • 'True partnership - working with patients to improve healthcare'

Following a robust induction and full research training you will collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, implementing studies to translate scientific discoveries into improved patient outcomes.

Successful applicants can expect an excellent friendly working environment, professional support and development opportunities.

Nothing beats an informal visit though, so please contact Jane or Liz, who will be delighted to speak with you and arrange a visit.

Closing date for applications will be Sunday 20th January.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jane Martin

[email protected]

Tel: 023 8120 4989

Louise haskell

[email protected]