Paediatric Research Nurse - Fixed term contract until 31st March 2014
Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - Kingston upon Hull

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The Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute services from two hospital sites with some specialised services aimed at an extended catchment area of 1.2 million people, employing approximately 8,000 staff. We are committed to the continuous development of services for the benefit of patients and to providing a comprehensive service of the highest possible quality.

The Family and Women’s Health Group is one of four operational business units in the Trust and was formed in 2011, following a review of the operational structure within the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Family and Women’s Health Group delivers gynaecology, breast care, maternity, neonatal care, paediatric medicine and paediatric surgery services to the population served by the Trust.

North and East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire Comprehensive Local Research Network (NEYNL CLRN)

NEYNL CLRN has been set up to establish and maintain an excellent NHS infrastructure for clinical research and research management in its 10 Member NHS Organisations across our region.

This infrastructure includes clinical research support staff and sessional support for clinical investigators of all professions, funding for other NHS Support Costs such as additional clinical services and diagnostic tests, and research management and governance systems and staff. NEYNL CLRN provides a resourced infrastructure within this region to support participation in the range of high quality clinical studies within the NIHR CRN portfolio. The NIHR CRN research portfolio is made up clinical research funded by NIHR and its partners. Multi-centre nationwide clinical trials and other studies as well as studies conducted more locally are included as long as they are of high quality, peer reviewed and funded by organisations that award funding through national open competition.

Paediatric Research Nurse (Band 6)

The post-holder will take responsibility, under supervision, for the set-up, management, co-ordination and facilitation of a caseload of concurrent NIHR CRN portfolio paediatric research studies. In addition to clinical and patient related responsibilities, this role includes document generation and control, project tracking and logistics, data collection, patient recruitment and accrual reporting.

The post holder will have continuing responsibility for assessment and delivery of patient care (including family and carers needs) of research study participants, providing them with high quality care that is timely and protocol-driven. The post holder will provide specialist paediatric nursing care and advice to participants and family/carers on all aspects of their involvement in research, including identification, advising and proper reporting of any adverse events. The post holder will contribute to development of the paediatric speciality service to research participants (and family/carers) and ensure cost effective use of resources.

In all respects the post holder must act in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Code of Conduct, the Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care, the Data protection Act, and the appropriate quality standards for each trial (e.g. International Conference on Harmonisation of Good Clinical Practice in Clinical Trials (ICH-GCP).


The post holder will hold a first level registered nurse (RSCN/RN Child) and have diploma level education or equivalent; and a current professional registration. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrable continuous professional development and have professional clinical knowledge acquired through sufficient proven experience with knowledge of Research Governance Framework. The post holder will have the ability to interact directly with patients who may be recently diagnosed with serious or terminal illness, and their family members and be able to liaise with consultants, other medical staff and health professionals to ensure satisfactory communication with patients and seamless delivery of care; including the best way to achieve complete treatment plan and data collection in line with research protocols.

The post holder will demonstrate personal and professional credibility and be able to prioritise and work on own initiative and be willing to develop own knowledge. The post requires maintenance of accurate clinical, research and other records using the Trust’s documentation or clinical trial site files and data collection instruments; and use of advanced software to collect data, create reports and manage data. The post holder must be able to use a range of IT programmes including web applications and MS Office applications.

Due to organisational change all posts are to be restricted to Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust employees in the first instance. Where the post is not appointed to following internal processes, “at risk” applicants from within the Yorkshire and Humber Region will be considered. If no suitable “at risk” applicants are identified, all other applicants will be considered.

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