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Research Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Oncology & Haematology
Band 6
37.5 hours per week (Full Time 37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
Queens Centre, CHH
£33,706 - £40,588 £30,401- £37,267 PA**
Salary period
05/06/2023 08:00

Job overview

The Clinical Trials function of the Academic Department of Oncology and Haematology at the Queens Centre, Castle Hill Hospital is looking for a Research Nurse to work within the unit to support an increasing portfolio of Oncology/Haematology based clinical trials.

Applicants should be 1st level registered nurses and have significant acute nursing experience.

Main duties of the job

Experience of working in a specialty with cancer related procedures/care or in clinical research, plus a mature attitude, are essential.

The post-holder will be required to work with all members of the multi-disciplinary team in the recruitment, screening and care of patients predominantly in Oncology/Haematology clinical trials. The post requires excellent communication skills, an understanding of scientific protocols, an ability to prioritise workload and to work independently and flexibly.

The successful applicant will need to be enthusiastic and ready to work actively to recruit patients in line with NIHR targets.

The post holder will work as a part of an established team of Research Nurses and Clinical Trials Assistants. Liaison with external research partners such as pharmaceutical companies, research networks and Clinical Trials Units will also be required.

Although the post holder's primary base would be within academic oncology and haematology, there is an expectation that the post holder will be flexible and responsive to the research needs of the organisation and may therefore be required to work in other research areas or as part of the 'Generic Research Team'.

The post is a permanent contract, full time 37.5 hours per week, and the work pattern will be variable between the hours of 8am and 6pm Mon to Fri.


Working for our organisation

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust strongly encourages new starters to have the Covid-19 vaccine. However, it is not a mandatory requirement to work for us.

HUTH has two main sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with an annual budget of approximately £500 million. The Trust employs around 11,000  staff and serves an extended population of 1.25 million, delivering a number of outpatient services from locations across the area.

The Trust’s secondary care service portfolio is comprehensive, covering the major medical and surgical specialties, routine and specialist diagnostic services and other clinical support services. These services are provided primarily to a catchment population of approximately 600,000 in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area.

HUTH provides specialist and tertiary services to a population of 1.25 million extending from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to Grimsby and Scunthorpe in North East and North Lincolnshire respectively. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • RN with at least 2 years acute experience
Desirable criteria
  • Oncology and/or Haematology Experience
  • Research experience or evidence and understanding of ICH-GCP


Essential criteria
  • Proficient in IT skills and software packages
  • Evidence of Independent Working/Using own initiative/flexibility
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of clinical skills eg venepuncture, ECGs, Blood centrifugation

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Paula O'Reilly
Job title
Senior Research Nurse
Email address
Telephone number
01482 461255