Senior Research Sister / Charge Nurse
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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The NIHR National Patient Recruitment Centre: Newcastle is one of five centres which has been established within the NHS to increase the UK's capacity to deliver late-phase commercial research. The unit is currently based within the Campus for Ageing and Vitality and is part of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation trust.
We are a small and innovative team with a broad portfolio of research studies incorporating disease areas such as neurology, respiratory, cardiology, diabetes, gastroenterology with future collaboration planned with the specialty of Infectious Diseases across at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Clinical Research Facility. Our studies offer both face to face appointments as well as virtual consultations which promote engagement and accessibility for participants throughout the UK.
A rare opportunity has arisen to apply for the position of Senior Research Sister/Charge Nurse within this innovative and exciting unit. Applications are welcomed from a registered general nurse or registered health care professional with a proven track record of managerial skills and a passion for leadership and success. We are seeking a candidate with substantial experience of working within relevant clinical specialty areas and/or the clinical research delivery landscape.
- 27 June 2023
- 37 hours 30 minutes/week
Main duties of the job
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This is a full-time position with opportunities for flexible working to be considered on an individual basis.
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, experienced, and motivated leader who is forward thinking, dynamic and who can embrace innovative methods of recruitment. Platforms such as consent for contact registries as well as social media, newspaper, and radio advertising offer people from a wide geographical area the ability to access clinical research.
The post holder will be responsible for the leadership and management of a small team and will be responsible for the clinical organisation and co-ordination of multiple research studies at varying stages of development and will initiate and manage clinical activities relating to these studies.
These studies vary in complexity from phase IV registries in heart failure to the more complex phase III/IIb neurology, respiratory and cardiovascular outcomes trials. A broad clinical background would be advantageous as the centre accepts commercial studies from all disease areas, although training will be provided.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.
Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
25 May 2023
Agenda for change
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
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The post holder will be responsible for the co-ordination of multiple research studies (up to 20) at varying stages of development. Responsibility includes being the Line Manager of staff members and monitoring and raising the standard of nursing input and research output within the team /clinical research. Will ensure that all research undertaken within clinical research safeguards the wellbeing of patients and is conducted within ICH Good Clinical Practice Guidelines for Research. In conjunction with the multidisciplinary team the post holder will facilitate the production of good quality research. Will participate in education programs / study days in advanced clinical skills /techniques, research activity and / or research governance and will identify and meet the training needs of junior Research Nurses, Healthcare Assistants and Students.
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.
Qualifications & Education
- Registered General Nurse (Clinical) or registered health care professional.
- Current Professional registration (e.g., NMC, HCPC etc)
- Degree level knowledge or working towards completion (i.e., on pathway)
- Extensive clinical practice or specialist qualification in relevant speciality and/or clinical research delivery environment
- Master's level qualification in Health / Biological / Research related subject or equivalent in short courses.
Knowledge & Experience
- Previous post registration experience, some of which must be at a Senior level.
- Evidence of experience related to information retrieval and research application.
- An understanding of the application of research within the Clinical and Research Governance agenda.
- Experience in research permissions submission.
- Competence in standard PC packages (Word, Excel, Outlook).
- Competence in research spreadsheet / database related PC packages (Excel, Access, SPSS).
Skills & Abilities
- Management skills including experience of team leadership and team building initiatives.
- Excellent cross disciplinary/interagency communication skills and ability to facilitate collaborative working relationships.
- Advanced organisational skills and ability to manage multiple projects at various stages of development & organisation
- Broad clinical knowledge and skills coupled with expertise in one or more clinical field(s)
- Ability to work autonomously while co-ordinating and liaising with different aspects of the project.
- Demonstrate an ability to integrate nursing knowledge and skills with the research aspects of the job.
- Ability to take research consent from patients within complex, highly emotive subject group/study
- Ability to appraise junior staff through performance review
- Ability to initiate and drive original research.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
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