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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/02/2021.

Clinical research Nurse

Job Reference: 304-A-21-103435

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Research & Development
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

“Defined by our people”

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, employing over 20,000 staff and treating over 2.8 million people per year. We have more than 2,700 beds across all our sites with the main hospital services being based at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and other services based at Birmingham Chest Clinic and Solihull community health premises.

As the Trust is a multi-site organisation you may be required to work at any of the Trust sites and you may need to change your normal place of work, either temporarily or on a permanent basis, as a result of development or reorganisation of Trust services.

UHB has an international reputation for its quality of care, information technology, clinical education and training and research and provides a wide range of services including highly specialised regional and national services. The Trust is a designated Major Trauma Centre, operates Europe’s largest Critical Care Unit and Organ Transplant Service and, through its hosting of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, provides a full range of medical services to injured military personnel.

Our core purposes are excellent clinical quality, patient experience, workforce, research and innovation and our vision is “To Build Healthier Lives”.

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Switchboard: 0121 627 2000 and for Non-Medical (inc. Nursing) Ext. 16800, Doctors & Dentists Ext. 18384 or 18395, Bank posts 0121 371 8280.

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders

Are you an enthusiastic, dynamic, clinical nurse wanting to make the next step in your career?

The Research & Development department at University Hospitals Birmingham has 10 Band 6 research nurse posts available, in 7 different areas (COVID team; Staff Well Clinic based on the Clinical Research Facility –CRF; The inflammatory Research facility – IRF; Endocrinology team,Trauma Team; Thoracic surgery team & Respiratory team).

Please note these posts will be interviewed for, but a start date will not be confirmed until the COVID-19 pandemic and the deployment into clinical service is reduced to a point where normal business is returning / resumed.

The Trust has introduced a 2 system approach to recruitment. The first being the assessment panel by staff not involved in the specialty area, so is a generic assessment based on the CQC areas of assessment will be carried out. Those who pass this stage will then be offered the research specific interview. For this reason no dates are confirmed until the shortlisting stage.

In the COVID Research team we have 4 positions, 2 at the QE & 2 at Heartlands, Good Hope sites. The other teams have 1 post within each specialty, all based at the QE, but may involve some cross site working and collaboration with teams at the other sites. Some posts, such as the COVID & trauma team are 24/7, involving on calls and weekend work.

These roles will provide regular contact with patients/ healthy volunteers and involve research that will make a real difference to future patient care. 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 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.

The posts offer the opportunity to learn about the practicalities of approaching patients for participation in clinical research studies. Managing research participants’ care pathways within the research programme in collaboration with their clinical team offers personal development and job satisfaction.

You will have the opportunity to further develop excellent interpersonal communication, organisation, time management, documentation skills and work with more experienced researchers.

For any information about the above post, please contact

  • Rachel Hornabrook- Lead Nurse on 0121 371 4821 or 07971495376 or
  • Amy Bamford – Lead Nurse on 0121 371 8226 or 07718863874 or
  • Golaleh McGinell – Lead Nurse on 0121 371 3135 or 07909534822
  • Mary Bellamy – HGS Lead Nurse on 0121 424 1515 or

All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Successful candidates will be automatically enrolled onto the Trust staff bank UHB+.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc. will be given.

Internal applicants who are interested in accessing professional support for interview preparation should read the attached Aspire document.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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