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Research Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Community Health Services
Band 6
Full time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
Warneford Hospital
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum / pro rata
24/11/2019 23:59

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) is an extremely research-active Trust undertaking studies ranging from small educational projects through to very complex and intensive Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products (CTIMPS) across a variety of disciplines from dementia, mental health, community health, children and young people services. 

The Oxford cognitive health Clinical Research Facility (CRF) was established in 2011, specifically designed to support research studies primarily in areas of mental health and neurosciences.  A variety of research studies are currently utilising the facility from National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and other grant funded studies through to commercial company clinical trials.  Studies include observational cohort studies through to CTIMPs, covering a wide variety of disease indications from healthy volunteers to those suffering from specific conditions such as schizophrenia, depression and there is a current strong focus on dementia and cognitive health trials.

OHFT has succeeded in being awarded significant funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to support infrastructure for experimental medicine, including renewed funding for the CRF and a new Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) in partnership with the University of Oxford.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Clinical Research Nurse to join our team at the NIHR Oxford cognitive health Clinical Research Facility, at the Warneford site. The Clinical Research Nurse will work as a study coordinator on the CRF, coordinating clinical trial delivery and supporting the research service within the CRF. The post will require you to be responsible for assessing and managing care pathways for patients and carers participating in clinical trials. This will involve the recruitment, education and monitoring of trial patients and the collection and documentation of accurate data, including blood and tissue samples. You will work collaboratively with the wider multi-disciplinary team in the management of your own caseload of clinical trial patients and studies. The role involves using an in-depth knowledge of trial protocols and their application in practice, alongside a working knowledge and compliance with the local, national and international research regulations. This post would suit someone with a clinical background in nursing with a hands-on background in clinical trials/research. The ability to work confidently and autonomously is essential.


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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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