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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/09/2019.

Research Nurse - Paediatric

Job Reference: 361-RD-1943370

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Paediatric R&D
Lister Hospital, Stevenage
£24,214 - £37,267 pa pro

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust we are proud of the range of services we provide. As a result, we need amazing people to help us deliver these services and provide excellent care to our community.

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:

  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance through a of providers


The Paediatric Research team at the Lister Hospital, Stevenage, has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated children’s registered nurse to join our team.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain experience and knowledge of clinical research and will play a key role in identifying and recruiting children and families into research trials and supporting them through the trial process and treatment.

The post requires working closely with the multi-disciplinary teams from Acute Paediatrics, Community Paediatrics, the Neonatal Unit and Maternity. Full training and education will be provided.

The appointment is 22.5 hours fixed term for review in 12 months.

The successful applicant will be part of a well-supported and large team of more than more than 100 research delivery staff. You will be joining a Trust that views research as an essential part of everyday activity.

The Trust is a member of the National Institute for Health Research, fully supports the Health Research Authority and is committed to fully implementing the UK policy framework for health and social care research.

The Trust has four hospital sites.

  • Lister, New QE2 and Hertford County providing a large acute secondary care service to a population of 600,000.
  • In addition there is a sub-regional renal unit which provides renal services to 1.4 million people in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Essex.
  • The internationally recognised Mount Vernon Cancer Centre which provides a tertiary service for a population of over 2,000,000.

The Trust recognises that a research-active culture can bring a host of benefits for patients, clinicians and the NHS, driving innovation, giving rise to better and more cost-effective treatments, and creating opportunities for staff development. Growing evidence supports this:

  • Research-active Trusts appear to do better in overall performance
  • Patients first seen at a hospital with a keen interest in clinical trials are more likely to receive chemotherapy, and chemotherapy is associated with improved survival
  • Academic output correlates with better mortality rates; and
  • Treatment of patients on clinical trials is associated with considerable cost savings.

The Trust has a long history of being research active with particular strengths in Cancer, Renal, Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes. The research activity at the Trust is a mixture of studies which staff have gained though external funding via grants, studies that are commercially-funded, non-commercial studies that the Trust acts as a participating site and studies that support the training / development of staff (e.g. MSc, MD, PhD, Research Fellows). A high proportion of these studies are adopted to the NIHR Portfolio.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Anita Holme

Trust Lead Research Nurse


Mobile Number 07917534555


Janet Cotta

Paediatric Research Nurse


Telephone Number: 01438 284435

Committed to our Community

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion for all job applicants, staff, patients and the wider community.

We are also proud to support our UK armed forces by supporting Reservists, Cadet Instructors, Veterans and military spouses/partners into employment and offering supportive policies that value their contribution to the community and to our Trust.

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We look forward to receiving your application!

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