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Clinical Research Nurse - PED

Band 6

Main area
Paediatric ED Research
Band 6
Fixed Term for 12 months
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
MFT (Oxford Road Site)
Greater Manchester
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
18/12/2018 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider


Band 6 Clinical Research Nurse – Paediatric Emergency Department


Are you interested in an exciting new career in clinical research?


We’re looking for a full time (37.5 hrs. /wk.) Band 6 Clinical Research Nurse for a 12 month fixed term contract, to coordinate, facilitate and deliver clinical research studies within Paediatric Emergency Department at Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MFT).


You’ll be joining the EMERGING (Critical Care/ED) research team, a diverse team of research nurses, doctors and trials staff at MFT who provide high quality care and support all patients and their families taking part in research.


In order to facilitate research delivery within this often unpredictable cohort of patients and speciality. It is essential the individual team adopts a very flexible approach to working patterns to meet the demands of the service.


The paediatric emergency department sees around 50,000 presentations each year and is one of the largest trauma paediatric emergency departments in the country servicing the largest paediatric hospital in Europe.


Clinical research at MFT


MFT is a leading provider of tertiary and specialist healthcare services treating over one million patients each year.


Our Research and Innovation Division is dedicated to driving continuous improvement in the care our patients receive through clinical research. We support some 300 principal investigators, who undertake research across a diverse range of clinical areas, spread across seven hospitals and community services, to deliver improved diagnostics, treatments and devices for patients in Manchester and beyond.


MFT has a large research portfolio, with excellent facilities and internationally renowned researchers; we have a global reputation for conducting and delivering pioneering research.


What we’re looking for


We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic nurse who is capable of contributing to the development and delivery of Paediatric Emergency Medicine research. You will take a proactive approach in managing clinical research studies including developing study procedures and practice, gaining consent and approvals and recruiting patients, alongside clinical duties including providing the highest quality patient care and collecting samples. In addition to this, you may need to coordinate with other sites within the UK, and this may occasionally requires traveling.


You will be instrumental in implementing study objectives and will provide dedicated support to ensure that studies are delivered to time and target. You will be the main point of contact for study principal investigators, sponsors and patients and so effective communication and team working skills are essential. You will be involved in ensuring that research undertaken at MFT safeguards the well-being of patients and is undertaken within ICH Good Clinical Practice Guidelines. You will also have opportunities to showcase your work and will at all times be an ambassador of research at MFT, at internal and external events.


Prior clinical research nursing experience is not essential, but advantageous. You will be educated to a degree level; you will preferably have experience of nursing in the emergency medicine /acute care setting and have First Level registration RN (Children). Comprehensive training and an induction programme will be provided for successful candidates. We will also ensure that you have tailored, individual personal development plans with support for further training. Opportunities for developing new research and clinical skills are available and actively encouraged.


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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

Richard Clark

Senior Clinical Research Nurse - Emerging (Critical Care/ED)


T: 0161 276 6777


If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 276 4987