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Cardiothoracic Research Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Clinical Research Facility, UGF C Block, University Hospital of Wales
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
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Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.


The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English



The NHS Research and Delivery (R&D) Departments led by the R&D Director provide local services for research support and facilitates for the sponsoring and hosting of studies within in each University Health Board (UHB). Part of this service includes a specialist Cardiothoracic NHS research delivery team consisting of Research Nurses and a Research Administration Manager employed by NHS organisations to support the delivery of high quality Cardiothoracic health and social care studies.

Exciting opportunities have arisen for three,  1 year fixed term positions within the Cardiothoracic Directorate at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board for  Cardiothoracic Research Nurses to become part of the team supporting Thoracic and Acute Cardiology research throughout the University Health Board.

We are seeking Band 6 Research Nurses that are able to work flexibly to support the service and contribute to studies within our varied portfolio and who have a keen interest in research. The post holders will have a specialist knowledge in either Thoracic or Cardiology, enabling the post holders to work independently.

The post holders will work autonomously to assist in the management of a caseload of clinical trial patients, whilst working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The post holders will be able to maintain effective communication with patients, carers and professionals to ensure high quality service delivery.

The post holders will be working within a team of staff based within the Sir Geraint Evans Cardiovascular Research Building at UHW, supporting researchers with high quality studies throughout the health board.

The successful applicants will have excellent communication skills and will work well within a team. We are searching for nurses who share and demonstrate the values of Cardiff and Vale: 


Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has an important job to do. What we do matters because it’s our job to care for people and keep them well. We all want to do this to the best of our abilities – but we know that good intentions are not always enough. 

At Cardiff and Vale University Health Board our values and example behaviours are:

We care about the people we serve and the people we     work with


Treat people as you would like to be treated and always with compassion

We trust and respect one another

Look for feedback from others on how you are doing and strive for better ways of doing things

We take personal responsibility


Be enthusiastic and take responsibility for what you do.

We treat people with kindness


Thank people, celebrate success and when things go wrong ask ‘what can I learn’?

We act with integrity

Never let structures get in the way of doing the right thing.


Our values guide the way we work and the way we behave with others. Post holders will be expected at all times to behave in accordance with our values demonstrating commitment to the delivery of high quality services to patients.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for these posts; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Informal visits are welcomed to discuss the role.


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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.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Elizabeth Thompson

Research team leader

029 21848319