Senior Research Sister / Charge Nurse

University Hospital Southampton

Job overview

Do you want to make a difference? Are you looking for a new challenge to develop your clinical and research delivery skills? We have a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic Nurse, Allied Health Professional or Midwife with the appropriate skills and registration to join our research team to further a career in clinical research delivery.


At UHS we have a team of around 300 Research Nurses, AHPs, Midwives and Clinical Trials Assistants, working together across the Trust, within our award-winning teams to bring exciting research opportunities to UHS for the benefit of our patients and for the future of healthcare. The Research team is composed of multidisciplinary researchers from hospital and university backgrounds, embedded and working in collaboration with clinical services and teams, aiming to deliver a variety of studies to improve patient care and outcomes.

Main duties of the job
Your Responsibilities
What you’ll do

You will provide oversight and support to research nurses, AHPs and Clinical Trial Assistants for new and ongoing, complex multi-centre studies within the specialist field of interventional cardiology, translating scientific discoveries into improved patient outcomes. You will be involved in all aspects of the research process from study feasibility and start-up to delivery and close out of a study.  You will utilise your clinical skills and research expertise through set-up and delivery and help to inform and support management of the team and growing portfolios of studies.

You will join our current team of Senior Research Sisters/AHPs who are committed to driving forward the research strategy here at UHS. 

Working for our organisation
What we can offer you

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

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