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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 adult nurses, who take pride and ownership in delivering high quality patient centred care to join our team based in the Clinical research facility (CRF).

Do you want to make a difference? Are you looking for a new and different career pathway while still maintaining your clinical skills and patient care? Clinical research nursing is an exciting and rewarding patient centred career. You can experience this for yourself here at UHS which is a major national site for clinical research, conducted by the NIHR Southampton clinical research facility.

As a research nurse you will be involved in all aspects of research delivery from study start up through to completion of a study. You will be based in one of our CRF adult nursing teams and you will have the opportunity to work on a range of studies across different specialities including haemophilia, respiratory, rheumatology, immunology, neurology, allergy, metabolic, infectious diseases, cardiology and oncology. The CRF is an accredited phase I clinical research facility and therefore you will also work on ground breaking medication and medical equipment devices being trialled in human beings for the first time.

In the CRF and in all research the well-being and safety of our research patients/ participants is at the heart of all we do as is our confidence that the data we provide is accurate and reproducible.

We are looking for nurses with

  • a strong interest in working in clinical research

  • a good clinical background in nursing

  • a compassionate and caring approach to patients, families and colleagues

  • an excellent level of written and verbal communication skills

  • IT skills

No research experience is necessary as you will receive a thorough and in-depth induction programme to support you in gaining knowledge and skills in research nursing. Study specific and on-going education takes place to ensure you are confident to care for patients enrolled in the various studies being run by the CRF. In addition the CRF has close links with the University of Southampton, the National Institute for Health Research and many research networks, all providing a range of opportunities to enhance research nursing career education and training. Partnerships with the University of Southampton create academic possibilities for staff as well. We are interested to hear from motivated, caring and inquisitive nurses who want to improve the care of patients now and also find new treatments for the patients of the future.

An informal visit is highly recommended and actively encouraged. To arrange one, or for a discussion about the role, please contact Caroline Grabau, Senior Research Sister or Jennifer Allison, Matron, R&D.

Closing date for applications will be midnight on Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Shortlisting will be occur Thursday 24th January 2019

Interview date will be Friday 15th February 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Caroline Grabau-Senior Research Sister
023 8120 4989
[email protected]

Jennifer Allison, matron R&D

023 8120 4989

[email protected]