Academic Research Nurse

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

The Trust delivers high quality Clinical Research Trials to older adults and other patient groups, working in partnership with the North West Coast Clinical Research Network and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust continues to develop and expand its capacity and capability in undertaking Clinical Research within its Research Unit. As one of the research nurses for the Clinical Research Facility you will enjoy working in a busy environment and support research activity across the Trust. The successful applicant will be expected to work closely with the Senior Research Nurse, Clinical Research Nurse Manager, the wider research team, Network and Trust colleagues in order to support the active research portfolio at the Trust and ensure all studies across the organisation, within the NIHR portfolio, are undertaken to the highest standards within timelines and meeting recruitment targets.

Main duties of the job

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (L&SCFT) is a partner of the North West Clinical Research Network which forms part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). One of the aims of the NIHR, which was established by the Department of Health, is to improve the speed, quality and integration of research, ultimately resulting in improved patient care. North West Clinical Research Network supports and facilitates the delivery of clinical trials and other well-designed studies in most disease areas.

L&SCFT would like to establish a Research Nurse post to support research activity across the Trust. The successful applicant will be expected to work closely with the Senior Research Nurse, Clinical Research Nurse Manager, Research Department, North West Clinical Research Network and Trust colleagues in order to support the active research portfolio at the Trust.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications

Essential

  • RMN or RGN qualified
  • Evidence of relevant post qualification study at postgraduate level or equivalent knowledge

Knowledge

Essential

  • Extensive Knowledge of clinical research and clinical trials
  • Knowledge and understanding of research governance regulations and guidance and associated good clinical practice

Experience

Essential

  • Extensive post registration experience

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Venepuncture
  • Effective time management and organisational skills
  • Flexibility
  • Excellent communication and listening skills with the ability to communicate effectively on many levels

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Academic Research

Preston

PR2 8DW


Employer's website

https://www.lscft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For help with your application, contact:

Karen Palmer

karen.palmer@lscft.nhs.uk

07958228843

Date posted

06 April 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£31,365 to £37,890 a year

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

351-CS1652-CL-A

Job locations

Academic Research

Preston

PR2 8DW


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