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Registered Nurse

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

The post-holder will work with the research team to plan, implement, organise and
manage concurrent research projects. S/he will develop networks with Multidisciplinary
Teams across the Trust and other appropriate local and national agencies. S/he will
coordinate and manage the relevant study portfolio and deliver recruitment accrual in
line with performance and monitoring objectives.
The post holder will be responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the
clinical requirements associated with research to ensure optimum delivery of clinical
trials. S/he will ensure that all research procedures are conducted according to study
protocols and will be accountable for the recruitment, data collection and care of research
participants with a focus on providing a quality experience.

Be responsible for managing and organising own day-to-day activities and workload,
liaising with the senior research nurse and working within the team to ensure the
portfolio remains covered at times of leave.
Deputises for senior research nurse on an ad hoc basis.
Responsible for the development and implementation of local PRC policies and
guidance to ensure the Trust meets its responsibilities relating to PRC contractual
obligations and its strategic objectives and contributes to the development of the
national franchise model.

About the Role

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

About Us

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

An exciting opportunity to be involved in the cutting edge of developing new treatments, interested?  You should consider joining the NIHR Patient Recruitment Centre (PRC) Exeter based at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital’s Wonford site. This recent initiative involves five centres across the UK collaborating to deliver late phase commercial clinical trials at pace and volume. We are seeking experienced registered nurses with recent relevant clinical experience in the acute or community setting to work as a research nurse with our friendly and welcoming team. No previous research experience is required as full training will be provided. 
You will gain experience in implementing novel patient recruitment initiatives to improve patient care in a proactive way. You will coordinate and help to deliver important clinical trials across a range of specialties and a broad portfolio of research including Urgent Public Health research and vaccine trials.
If you are a curious practitioner who enjoys a challenge and enjoys exploring new ways of working we would love to hear from you.
The Patient Recruitment is predominantly a weekday service but does provide a flexible service to research participants including the opportunity for evening and weekend appointments and the post holder will need to be flexible with working patterns in order to meet participant and study requirements.  It is not envisaged that the post holder would be required to work nights.


Working Pattern: 09.00-17.00 Monday-Friday

Interview Date: TBC

For further information please contact Eva Brook, Acting PRC team lead research nurse on 01392 403896 or

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

It’s never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you'll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

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