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Nursing Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 3

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NHS AfC: Band 3
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Stoke
stoke on trent
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum
Salary period
27/06/2021 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic and highly motivated Nursing Assistants to join the Research and Development Directorate Team at University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) - to support a wide range of clinical studies.

Main duties of the job

The key roles require the individual to have excellent communication skills at all levels; are confident working in partnerships and on their own, developing relationships and working as part of a team within the research environment. You need to have a positive attitude and to help develop an effective research culture within UHNM

The role consists of screening clinics for eligible participants, recruitment, consent, assessment, data collection, follow-ups, preparation, storage of samples and other clinical duties as required.

You will be responsible for ensuring that clinical trials are run in accordance with ICH-GCP and other regulatory standards.

We are looking for experienced individuals who are committed to providing quality care, highly motivated to learn and develop further and want to be part of dedicated team with a strong patient focus.

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please see contact information details

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NVQ2 or prepared to work towards a 3 or relevant work experience
Desirable criteria
  • Trained in ICH/GCP


Essential criteria
  • Working with the NHS or another large organisation for a minimum of 1 year
  • working flexibly and within a multi-disciplinary team


Essential criteria
  • Competence in handling data and databases
Desirable criteria
  • Competence in handling advanced data software packages and web based information systems
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Applicant requirements

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.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Katrina Parkinson
Job title
Lead Research Practitioner
Email address
Telephone number
01782 672621
Additional information

 Emma Sadler on 01782 672621/672712

If you have problems applying, contact

University Hospitals of North Midlands - Royal Stoke
Springfield Building, Floor 2 (Trust HQ)
Newcastle Road
Stoke on Trent
VOIP: 01782 228396