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Clinical Research Sister/Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 284-20-COPR-836

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Research Facility
Birmingham Children's Hospital
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application.

For most roles flexible working may be considered, we would encuorage you to speak to the recruiting manager about this.

­­If you believe that nursing is about making a realdifference to patients’ lives, then clinical research nursing can provide a stimulating and rewarding career pathway.As a clinical research nurse, you have the opportunity to spend quality time with your patients and help them reach an informed understanding of the treatmentoptions available and provide support throughout their care pathway. And by contributing to clinical research, you’re making sure the NHS can meet the challenges of the future, by providing vital evidence on 'what works', so we can keep improving treatments for patients.


Informal visits to the unit are encouraged.


Working in the NIHR / Birmingham Clinical Research Facility (CRF) at Birmingham Children’s Hospital you will assist in the screening and recruitment of participants, delivery of clinical interventions and care required for the study (e.g. IV drug infusions, venepuncture, cannulation), observing and responding to side effects ensuring the accurate collection and submission of research data, in line with the study protocols and research regulations.

Our multidisciplinary team work together to deliver a variety of research studies; this might include the delivery of a clinical trial of a potential new medicine/treatment or finding out more about how a childhood disease progresses over time.

Children and young people who are taking part in research visit our facility for outpatient, day case or inpatient stays. The unit is equipped to offer overnights and weekends, ensuring we can offer a 24/7 service.

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated children’s nurse to join our team. We currently have,

  • One full-time permanent post

You will be qualified as a children’s nurse, have excellent communication skills, good analytical and problem solving skills and have an interest in pursuing a career in clinical research. As an experienced paediatric nurse you will work closely with the clinical research teams; being responsible for the management of a portfolio of clinical research studies, ensuring high quality family centered care is delivered to research patients. This will include managing and prioritising your own and others’ workload and deputising as required.

A comprehensive induction and training/development program will be provided.


If you would like more information, please contact:

Jenny Cooper, Ward Manager (0121 333 9556 or

Please ensure that you read and understand the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against.

We would encourage all applicants to apply early as this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date once we receive sufficient applications. We do not accept cv’s (with the exception of consultant posts). Please be aware that any false information on your application form can lead to withdrawal of any offer of employment, disciplinary action and/or a criminal conviction

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications.

As this post involves a regulated activity you will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children and/or working with adults.

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