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Clinical Research Nurse

Band 6

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Research & Development
Band 6
Fixed Term until 31/03/2019
Full Time - 37.5 hours per week
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Research & Development Department
Milton Keynes
£26,565 to £35,577 per annum pro rata
26/10/2017 23:59

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients . The hospital is undergoing significant  investment and development including a new surgical ward, a new main entrance (allowing expansion of A&E services),  a new Academic Centre and a planned new Cancer Centre.

Milton Keynes is the fastest growing and most successful city in the country (visit http://www.destinationmiltonkeynes.co.uk/) for which we provide Emergency Medicine (including Paediatrics) from minor injury to major trauma, Critical Care, Cancer Services, General Surgery & Medicine, Women’s & Children Services (including Maternity, Paediatrics & Neonatal) and Renal Services.

The Health Service Journal recently named Milton Keynes one of the top performing NHS Trust to work in and we are proud to be rated “good” by the Care Quality Commission.

 You can expect a warm welcome, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviors


We would like to recruit an enthusiastic Research Nurse to join our team. The Research and Development team is well established, and has achieved great success in recent years in recruiting patients to UKCRN trials, the team were the top recruiting small acute Trust in England for 2015/16.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced registered nurse, educated to degree level, with at least two years nursing experience. In addition it would be desirable for applicants to have Clinical Research experience. We anticipate that there will be an emphasis on Injuries and Emergencies (A&E) research as we are expanding our portfolio of trials in this therapy area.

An excellent organiser, you will have a meticulous approach, ensuring that all aspects of protocol are adhered to, with regard to regulatory compliance. You will be able to work well under pressure, possess good interpersonal and communication skills, and be able to work independently as well as part of a team. This will be combined with sensitivity and empathy, and you will provide expert care and psychological support to patients and their relatives who are taking part in research studies and clinical trials. This post offers the opportunity for personal and professional development and ongoing education. You may be required to travel between sites across the network.

This post is a fixed term contract until March 2019 with a possibility of continuing beyond this date subject to funding.

Interviews are scheduled to take place W/C 13/11/17.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Antoanela Colda, Acting Head of Research & Development 01908 995119 or Lynn Wren Senior Research Nurse 01908 997558.

If you have problems applying, contact

01908 996175