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Clinical Research Practitioner

EMS Healthcare
Remote friendly

We are looking for a full time Nurse/HCA/Phlebotomist on a short fixed term contract until June 2024.

Working 4 days a week between Monday – Saturday and the hours of 07:45am and 18:15 or 09:00 and 19:30pm dependant on the shift rota.

The role will require you to work between several mobileunits with the location changing every 4 – 6 weeks. The units are located in and around the Manchester and Liverpool areas therefore it is not suitable for anyone who lives more than 30 miles outside this catchment area due to excessive travel times. More detail will be provided to you at interview.

The salary we are offering for this role is £24,648 -£32,000 dependent on qualifications, experience and location.

Working as an integral part of the Research Team onboard the unit, you will:

  • Be an essential part of the daily running of the facility.
  • Ensure clinical and regulatory compliance.
  • Ensure each participant journey and their individual experience is to the highest standard.      
  • Work as part of the team in ensuring studies are delivered to time and target.
  • Have essential effective communication skills.
  • Carry out venepuncture to collect study blood samples which will be labelled, packaged, and stored for shipping.
  • Collect and enter accurate study information into electronic systems.
  • You will be involved in ensuring that the research undertaken safeguards the well-being of participants and is undertaken within ICH Good Clinical Practice guidelines, and all other applicable research regulations.


We are looking for RCN registered Nurses with an active PIN or phlebotomists and Health Care Assistants with over 2 years’ experience, be experienced and skilled in the practice of venepuncture, with a proven training history. Trained in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) would be advantageous, although training will be provided. It is preferred you have experience or an interest in the conduct of clinical trials but not essential.

You must have full UK residency and hold a valid driving licence and have suitable transport provisions and able to travel throughout the UK.


 You work hard for us; we work hard for you. It is that simple. And we know, it sounds too good to be true (we hear that a lot). But trust us, this could be the best decision you make.

·       Bank holidays, plus 25 days annual leave, increasing to 28 after 5 years

·       1 Occasion Day each year; this could be your child’s first day of school, their nativity play, or your own birthday – the choice is yours!

·       Long Service awards

·       Every employee receives a gift for their birthday

·       Subsidised social events and company events

·       Wellbeing support from our qualified Mental Health First Aiders, as well as via our health scheme


 Want to know a bit more about us?

The EMS Group are a people-first organisation. We are a team that care about each other, the world around us and the work that we do.

From being part of the NHS Galleri early cancer detection trial, to providing mobile COVID testing centres for Randox and educating communities on the signs and symptoms of cervical cancer with Jo’s Trust charity.

Working at The EMS Group is varied, but every project we are part of has one thing in common, it’s about helping people.

2022 HSJ Partnership Awards ‘Best Healthcare Provider Partnership with the NHS’ finalist, our continued work with the NHS and healthcare organisations are part of our committed effort to making a difference to people’s lives.

We’ve tripled in size, and that’s just the start.

Since 2021, we’ve tripled the number of employees at The EMS Group. But still, 24% of employees at EMS have been with us for between 5-21 years.

Why? Because we’ve not compromised on doing what our CEO always set out to when establishing the business back in 2000.