Clinical Research Nurse/Practitioner

Posted 18 September by NHS Business Services Authority

37.5 hours per week (ofice hrs)

The Clinical Research Department at North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust employs a number of staff working on a portfolio of research studies across a range of clinical specialities, recruiting over 750 patients into research studies annually.

Applications are sought from highly motivated individuals to support the delivery of a portfolio of clinical trials and other research studies. The successful applicant will be expected to work across a range of clinical specialties, including cardiovascular, acute medicine, anaesthetics and surgery, as well as community based clinics and specialities, matching skill-set and experience wherever possible. The post holder will work closely with the local Clinicians, Clinical Departments, fellow Research Practitioners, Administrators, Researcher Team Leaders and R&D Manager in developing and maintaining the research infrastructure to support, promote and organise patient recruitment, education and monitoring of trial patients and the collection and documentation of accurate data. They will also be required to provide research support and information for research staff, patients, volunteers and relatives as appropriate.

This post involves patient contact and does not involve laboratory activities. We are looking for a highly motivated person with interest in hands-on clinical research, gained clinical experience, and have relevant post registration employment. Excellent communication and good diplomacy skills are required as well as developed organisational, time management and computer skills.

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.

  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: £26 + Administration cost of £4.20 = deducted at £10.20 from 1st month salary and £10 deducted from salary over following 2 months.

Enhanced Check: £44 + administration cost of £4.20 = £15.20 deducted from 1st month salary and £11 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Reference: 40914854

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