Research Nurse

Oxford University Hosp
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford
Competitive salary
15 Jul 2021
22 Jul 2021
Role Type
Start Date
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CRN Thames Valley and South Midlands

JOB TITLE: CRN Thames Valley & South Midlands

Research Nurse 15 months

GRADE: Band 6

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

REPORTING TO: CRN Direct Delivery Team Manager


CRN Direct Delivery Team Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Nurse to join the Direct Delivery Team within the local Clinical Research Network (CRN). The Direct Delivery Team offers an exciting and an innovative way of delivering research, with the aim of being both agile and responsive.
The CRN is part of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) which is the research arm of the NHS. The NIHR CRN for the Thames Valley and South Midlands is hosted by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The CRN Direct Delivery Team is helping to deliver studies across a wide range of specialties including Surgery, Cancer, ENT and Trauma with more areas in the pipeline. This exciting role will be embedded within an expanding team providing an opportunity to build upon current skills and knowledge working across palliative care and other specialties. As a flexible resource the DDT is also central to supporting the Covid research response through Urgent Public health studies and Vaccine trials.

The current vacancy in the Direct Delivery Team represents an excellent opportunity for a motivated and hardworking nurse with an interest in clinical trials to join our small and friendly team. You should be able to transfer your previously gained relevant clinical skills and knowledge to the role of the research nurse. You will be responsible for identifying and recruiting patients, seeing the patient through the trial, performing study assessments and ensuring data is reported accurately and on time. You will work closely with a variety of healthcare professionals and teams so excellent communication skills are essential, as is attention to detail. You will need to be able to manage your own workload but also work as part of a team.
Previous experience working with research studies and clinical trials is preferred but not essential as full induction, training and mentoring will be provided. The team works across a variety of clinical specialties within the Trust so you must be willing to be mobile and flexible in your working practices and pattern.

Closing date: 21st July 2021

Planned Interview Date: 29th July 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

May Havinden-Williams, Senior Research Nurse

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