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Research Nurse/Research Coordinator, Band 5

Band 5

Main area
Research Nurse/Research Coordinator
Grade
Band 5
Contract
7 months (Fixed term until 31st March 2023)
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
318-22-R9593
Site
Trustwide
Town
Gloucestershire
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
21/08/2022 23:59

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.

 

Job overview

Full-time position, Fixed term until 31st March 2023 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Multi-Speciality Research Team on a fixed term contract or secondment until 31/03/2023 initially, with the possibility of a contract extension.  

We are looking for a confident, enthusiastic and caring individual with a first level degree or equivalent and a minimum of twelve months experience as a registered nurse or allied health professional. Formal training will be given for the post if needed, including Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Informed Consent in research. The post will be based predominantly at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital (GRH), but will include working at Cheltenham General Hospital (CGH) as necessary.

The post holder will be line managed by a Senior Research Nurse in MSRT and will be fully supported by our experienced Research Delivery Team.

Main duties of the job

The role will involve all aspects of research study co-ordination and the recruitment of participants into research studies  within  the Emergency and Trauma departments as a priority. The post-holder will be expected to work flexibly with all members of the research team and relevant multi-disciplinary teams across a variety of specialities. Experience of working in the acute setting is desirable. The post holder will:

- assist in the selection and recruitment of participants in compliance with study inclusion and exclusion criteria, receive informed consent and provide ongoing information, education and support to clinical trial patients as well as perform trial specific clinical observations and assessments, collect specimens and administer treatments as directed by trial protocols ( as professional registration allows)

- be able to work autonomously using own initiative to prioritise workload, and as a team member

- have excellent communication skills

- pay excellent attention to detail especially during data collection.

Working for our organisation

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK.  We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

The post-holder will be a member of the Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation Trust Research Team. The Multi-Speciality Research Team (MSRT) provides quality care to participants in research studies and supports clinical teams in the practical processes of patient recruitment and research delivery. Working across different research studies offers variability as well as opportunities for learning and development. The post holder’s main responsibilities will involve embedding and supporting research within the emergency, trauma and acute setting.

Research in the Trust falls under the umbrella of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and is coordinated through the West of England Clinical Research Network. The network supports the conduct of well-designed studies and clinical trials, and ensures high quality research receives the support it needs.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Working as part of the Multi Speciality Research Delivery Team based at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Cheltenham General Hospital, the post holder will primarily support research in emergency care, trauma, orthopaedic care and associated specialities. They will be accountable for the assessment, planning, organisation and on-going care of research participants according to study protocols.  The role will involve all aspects of study co-ordination and recruitment of patients to research studies in ED, trauma and orthopaedics, and other areas if necessary. The post holder will be expected to work flexibly with all members of the research team and relevant multidisciplinary teams. Working hours will generally be Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm but some flexibility is required. There may be some occasional weekend working. Workloads will be managed by the individual and not fully supervised.

All work is carried out in accordance to the EU Directive, ICH-GCP (Good Clinical Practice), the UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research, and local Standard Operating Procedures and Policies, whilst aiming to achieve the National Institute of Health Research Network targets for speed and quality of research.

Please see the attached job description for more information.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • First level degree or equivalent experience
  • Appropriate experience as a registered nurse / AHP
Desirable criteria
  • ICH Good Clinical Practice and Clinical Governance Training
  • Demonstrates experience in using Microsoft Office and related packages, including databases, spreadsheets and PowerPoint

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience working in an acute NHS setting
  • Understanding of clinical trials and research in a healthcare environment
  • Knowledge of requirements and practicalities of GCP and Research Governance
Desirable criteria
  • Experience working in an acute or emergency setting

Knowledge and Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work autonomously using own initiative, and as a member of a team
  • Strong organisational skills, with ability to multi-task and prioritise
  • Evidence of accuracy and attention to detail in data collection
  • Diplomatic and calm under pressure
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work with clinical and management colleagues at all levels across a range of organisations

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Pauline Brown
Job title
Lead Research Nurse
Email address
pauline.brown14@nhs.net
Telephone number
0300 422 5483