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NHS AfC: Band 5
Fixed term: 19 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Block 8, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum pro rata
Salary period
06/12/2022 23:59

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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Research Staff Nurse/Clinical Research Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 5

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.


The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.


Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families. For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit


Job overview

These are exciting times for us. During the pandemic, our clinical research teams have been at the forefront of fighting Covid. Their work has contributed to finding world class successful treatments and roll out of the vaccination programme. The search for further solutions continues. Are you up for a challenge - read on!

Main duties of the job

The Thames Valley and South Midlands Clinical Research Network extends across the whole of Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes. We are expanding and we are looking for new members to join our team so that we can increase our ability to deliver research studies and to create more opportunities for people to participate in research wherever they are based in our region.  We have an active portfolio of studies to deliver so there will be plenty to do and as study designs develop and make increasing use of technology, we will be able to reach populations more effectively.  You will be based in our secondary care  direct delivery team but flexibility is key and you may find yourself working on occasion in a variety of secondary care, primary care, social care or community settings, so frequent travel is required.


Please see job description and person specification for more details.

You will need to work across the Thames Valley region and occasional weekend/out of hours work may be required.


Working for our organisation

We are therefore keen to recruit additional research nurses or clinical research practitioners to our team who are excited at the idea of working flexibly across the region.  If this sounds interesting then we’d love to hear from you.  We’re recruiting to a number of positions based in Oxford. 

We offer a large range of training opportunities to develop your career in research so  previous research experience is not essential. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

See job description and person specification as attached to this advert or contact Teresa Lockett or Penny Carter

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • ● Experience of working within NHS environment
  • ● Interest in Clinical Trials/Research
Desirable criteria
  • ● Experience of education and training in relevant field
  • ● Experience of working with clinical trials/research


Essential criteria
  • ● NMC Qualification or Health related degree
  • ● Computer literate
Desirable criteria
  • ● Research qualification
  • ● Post registration qualification


Essential criteria
  • ● Ability to self-manage
  • ● Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • ● Demonstrable commitment to personal and professional development
  • ● Good presentation skills
  • ● Able to work individually or as a team player
  • ● Attention to detail
  • ● Ability to work flexible hours
  • ● Ability to travel across all sites within the LCRN geography
  • ● Ability to work occasional weekend/out of hours work as required
Desirable criteria
  • ● Cannulation
  • ● Phlebotomy
  • ● ECG and vital signs training
  • ● Understanding of research methods

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Teresa Lockett
Job title
Research Delivery Manager & Network Lead Nurse
Email address
Telephone number
07795 666006
Additional information

Research Delivery Manager & Network Lead Nurse - - 07795 666006/01865 857165