Research Nurse

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust


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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Research and Innovation Team at Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust as a Research Nurse.The post holder will be a key member of the Clinical Research Facility (CRF) Team who support the delivery of a wide range of research studies undertaken at the Trust.

Main duties of the job

The CRF Team is a multidisciplinary and dynamic team, delivering an increasingly complex and expanding portfolio of studies that offer our patients and those further afield exciting and potentially life changing treatments.Our core values are Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. The successful candidate will demonstrate these values and keep children, young people and families at the heart of all they do. The Trust is committed to ensuring the advancement of equality and opportunity between different groups, whether they are employees or the patients and public we serve.We will only be shortlisting paediatric registered Nurses with recent clinical experience and research knowledge.We will provide excellent opportunities for professional development. The post holder will be responsible for assessing and managing the care pathways for patients and carers participating in clinical trials. This will involve the recruitment, education and monitoring of research participants and the collection and documentation of accurate data.Working for your organisationSheffield Children's is one of three independent, specialist paediatric hospitals in the country, providing dedicated healthcare for children and young people across community, mental health and acute specialist settings.

About us

Sheffield Children's is one of three independent, specialist paediatric hospitals in the country, providing dedicated healthcare for children and young people across community, mental health and acute specialist settings.

We have three overarching aims that set the direction for the Trust in our vision "to create a healthier future for children and young people."

  • Outstanding patient care
  • Brilliant place to work
  • Leader in children's health

Our commitment to rewarding colleagues is demonstrated through our brilliant reward and benefits offer including; generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme and access to salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work and lease cars.

We are committed to supporting colleagues from different heritages and lifestyles while at work. This is supported through the offer we have in place for flexible working and the three equality network groups we have in place. Colleagues are encouraged to join these groups and request flexible working.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the main responsibilities for this post, please refer to the job description and person specification.We welcome and encourage informal visits or telephone calls to discuss the role. Please contact either Stuart Gormley or Bee O'Shea on 0114 2717417 or emailstuart.gormley@nhs.netand BeeO' are scheduled to take place on 25th April 2022.Inclusive Recruitment & SelectionWe offer encouragement and active support to applicants with additional needs, including those from ethnic minorities, with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you wish to adjust any aspect of the recruitment process or wish to find out more about our recruitment & selection processes, please get in touch with our Recruitment Manager:Catherine.Gilbert7@nhs.netWe are currently reviewing our recruitment & selection process and are looking to make our job adverts more inclusive. This will support the long-term aim of Sheffield Childrens being a champion of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. If you have any ideas in how we can make our recruitment & selection process more inclusive, please get in touch with Catherine Gilbert atCatherine.Gilbert7@nhs.netTrust ValuesThe Trust is committed to providing great quality patient care and keep children, young people and families at the heart of what we do by following our CARE values:Compassion leading by kindness and showing empathy, understanding and respectAccountability striving to do the right thing and owning responsibilityRespect value differences, tackling inequality and fostering a culture of inclusionExcellence delivering a high-quality standard of care

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Paediatric Nurse
  • Have training in or be willing to undertake training in Good Clinical Practice and other relevant courses as required for the conduct of research in the NHS
  • Good understanding and awareness of the National Institute of Health Research and how research in the UK is supported
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Teaching, Mentoring and Assessors qualification
  • Higher level of qualification (MSc / PhD) in a relevant clinical / scientific discipline
  • Training in taking Informed Consent in clinical research
  • Clinical skills: Venepuncture and Cannulation, ECG, lung function tests etc.



  • Post registration work experience for nurses and midwives
  • Recent experience working with patients/children and planning and delivering their care
  • Significant knowledge of / experience of delivering clinical research studies in the clinical setting and / or considerable exposure to research conducted in the NHS (on wards / theatres / outpatients etc)
  • Experience of liaising with and maintaining good working relationships with other health professionals across all clinical disciplines at all levels


  • Experience of co-ordinating and delivering multi-centred clinical studies and complex interventional trials
  • Experience of preparing clinical research projects for monitoring / audit / regulatory inspection
  • Experience of taking Informed Consent in research
  • Clinical skills: experience of venepuncture and cannulation, ECG, lung function tests, intravenous drug administration, sample handling and processing
  • Significant recent experience of working in a clinical setting

Knowledge and Skills


  • Ability to prioritise workload and work to deadlines
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Email and Internet
  • Good decision making skills
  • Able to produce clear written & verbal reports, instructions & advice
  • Knowledge of EU Directive for Clinical Trials; Research Governance Framework and Good Clinical Practice
  • Knowledge of pharmacovigillance and safety reporting
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Numerate
  • Able to use own initiative
  • Ability to follow complex protocols and Standard Operating Procedures


  • Qualified and able to give intravenous injections and draw blood from lines
  • Experience of delivering training on clinical skills / clinical research to a range of healthcare professionals
  • Previous experience of producing protocol / policies and SOPs covering aspects of research activity
  • Clinical skills: Venepuncture and Cannulation, ECG, lung function tests, intravenous drug administration, sample handling and processing

Personal Attributes


  • Able to deal calmly and confidently with enquiries from all professional groups and patients / carers
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills appropriate to families and age/development of child
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision and use own initiative but recognise own limitations
  • Willingness to work flexibly in terms of hours and duties as a member of a team (willingness to work some evenings and weekends if this is required on a clinical trial)
  • Be a team player
  • Able to use own initiative
  • Able to work across the Trust's sites
  • Attend meetings out of hours, locally and nationally
  • Willingness to travel in UK & abroad for investigator meetings
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Ability to respect cultural, social and religious diversity
  • Able to use own initiative


  • Evidence of the desire to develop professionally and acquire new skills particularly relevant to the field of clinical research and paediatrics

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust


Sheffield Children's Hospital

Western Bank


S10 2TH

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Stuart Gormley


Date posted

24 March 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number


Job locations

Sheffield Children's Hospital

Western Bank


S10 2TH

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