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Senior Research Nurse, Clinical Research Network: Greater Manchester (Feasibility Project Officer & Primary Care)

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Band 6
12 Month Fixed Term
37.5 hours per week
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Manchester University Foundation Trust
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
24/02/2019 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology, Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

GM CRN Research Nurse (Feasibility Project Officer & Primary Care)

Full time: 37.5 hrs.

Closing Date:

12 month fixed term.

The Clinical Research Network of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is led by a national Coordinating Centre, and operates through 15 Local Clinical Research Networks (LCRNs). The Clinical Research Network Greater Manchester (CRN: GM) drives clinical research delivery performance across the locality, and champions the role of clinical research in the NHS at every level.

This exciting post will provide an opportunity for you to help develop, support and drive forward clinical research.  This post will primarily be supporting and facilitating the use of a research recruitment and feasibility tool (an anonymised aggregated database, based on electronic patient records), across Greater Manchester. The post holder will develop database searches based on research protocols and make recommendations about appropriate recruitment targets and sites, with the support of other team members.

Other duties will include providing specialist skills and knowledge to support the running of clinical research studies across the CRN:GM, including recruiting and supporting patients participating in network studies (predominantly although not exclusively within Primary Care).

We need a capable and confident clinical professional who enjoys a challenge and would champion and drive forward research in Greater Manchester. Full training in the use of the research recruitment and feasibility tool will be provided, as well as on-going support. The successful applicant will need to demonstrate a willingness to work across organisations independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Applications are invited from registered nurses who have a minimum of 2 years’ post registration experience ideally with experience in clinical research &/or Primary care.

CRN GM is a hosted service of the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), so you will be employed by MFT/CRN GM, based out at sites within Greater Manchester and will be accountable & responsible to the respective CRN GM Team Lead Research Nurse & CRN GM Research Nurse Manager.  


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

For further information:

Carol Beane, Team Lead Research Nurse- on 07881 312429 or

Dee Leonard, team Lead Research Nurse - on 07584 280558

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 276 4987