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Careers in General Practice in Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire

Research Nurse - Westbury on Trym Primary Care Centre



HOURS:                Flexible 1 session per week

SALARY:              SALARY RANGE £27,000-32,000 (FTE) depending on experience


Job summary:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Nurse.

You will be involved in research at every stage; from initial study set up through to data collection and management. This will involve the recruitment of suitable and eligible study participants.

You will need to be flexible, a motivated team player and have a good understanding for clinical trials and the legislation applicable to running clinical trials, or a willingness to learn this.

The work requires initiative, accuracy, attention to detail and excellent time management. You will be working with a broad professional group, including clinicians, Research and Development Staff, Administrators, Trial Managers and Investigators.

All work will be carried out in accordance to the EU Directive, ICH-GCP, Research Governance and local Standard Operating Procedures and Policies. The post holder will uphold the NIHR and Affinity aims to increase the opportunities for patients and the public to participate in, and benefit from, research and drive faster translation of scientific discoveries into tangible benefits for patients.

Job responsibilities: The below is a summary of the tasks involved, this list is not exhaustive as the role of a research nurse is varied and flexibility is required.

Research Nurse Session:

• To support and promote research 

• To help identify patients eligible for research projects and recruit patients into clinical trials or studies. 

• To act as a patient advocate by providing them with the right information to enable patients to make informed choices concerning their involvement in clinical trials/studies.

• Set-up and assist with preparation of documents and authorisations.  For example, obtain informed consent where required.

• Report any deviation from normal practice to GP/research lead and implement agreed actions.

• Adherence to good clinical practice and research governance (RCGP registration required, training can be provided for this).

• Adherence to and interpretation of research study protocols and standard operating procedures

• To take relevant patient samples for clinical trials e.g. blood samples, package and dispatch as per defined in protocol.

• To attend research meetings

• During periods of reduced research activity to assist in the maintenance of data collection (Site files) and actively look for new studies the collaboration may wish to be involved in.


Applicants should e-mail a CV and a covering letter to:

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