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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

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University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Operating across multiple sites, including Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Chest Clinic, our commitment to our 22,000 staff is to create the best place for them to work, which is why we are dedicated to:

  • Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;
  • Being a Stonewall Diversity Champion, aiming to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ staff and patients;
  • Being a disability confident employer and in line with the disability confident scheme guarantee an interview for all disabled applicants where they meet the essential criteria;
  • Making reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process for those with a physical or hidden disabilities, including those who are neuro-diverse;

  • Working with marginalised groups, such as those from BAME backgrounds, to increase representation, facilitate positive action and promote anti-racist practice throughout the Trust;

  • Offering our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, access to mentors and peer support groups to support their personal and career development objectives.

We are a leading provider of healthcare with an regional, national and international reputation providing cutting edge healthcare.

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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+.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from Job seekers who require sponsorship under the Skilled Migrant Sponsorship program to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

However, please be advised that not all posts meet the criteria for this sponsorship. Therefore, please can you ensure you qualify for a Skilled Worker visa prior to applying for this post and read the guidance on Skilled Migrant sponsorship.

Please go to the website and search skilled migrant visa for further information

From 6th April 2017, Skilled worker applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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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