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Job summary

Main area
Research
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Fixed term: 12 months
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
379-4402459-AUG22
Employer
379 University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Princess Royal Hospital
Town
Haywards Heath
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
14/08/2022 23:59
Interview date
25/08/2022

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379 University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Clinical Research Nurse

Band 6

 About our Trust

At UHSussex we’re proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK’s largest acute Trusts, we’re a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation with patient care at our core. Our hard-working, talented and dedicated people work together towards a common goal – to always put our Patient First.  In fact our mission is summed up by our ‘where better never stops’ motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We’re here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex. In the meantime make sure to check out our Patient First approach that runs through our core as you’ll get to know us better through this, our equality, diversity and inclusion pages which show just why being inclusive is so important to us and how our staff networks help drive change, and our staff wellbeing page that details the many ways in which we invest in your wellbeing.

Job overview

Has the knowledge and expertise to undertake the role of planning and co-ordinating a portfolio of clinical research trials within a range of specialties as allocated by the manager.

Responsible for the recruitment of research patients/participants, in conjunction with the Principal Investigator/Chief Investigator/ Research Team.

Assess patients, plan, implement and manage care. 

Carry out specialist nursing procedures and treatments as directed by the research protocols.

Provide specialist advice to patients/participants and carers with regard to the clinical research and specialist areas.

Will be required to supervise other members of the nursing team and support staff.

To work flexibly.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self- motivated, dynamic clinical nurse to join a small proactive clinical research nursing team. The team currently manage a diverse and interesting portfolio of research studies across multiple specialties at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.

Your role will include coordinating and recruiting to local, national and international studies. Currently the specialties we are involved in include microbiology, intensive care and neuro-sciences, although we are looking to expand into further specialties with the successful appointment into this post.

 

Working for our organisation

Join us at UHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

At UHSx we’re proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK’s largest acute Trusts, we’re a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First.  Our mission is summed up by our ‘where better never stops’ motto and no matter the role at UHSx, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex.  We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We’re here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves. 

Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post holder must have a clear interest in research. Clinical research experience would be an advantage but not essential as training will be provided. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required, as is an ability to work independently and flexibly. 

Informal visits are strongly encouraged.

  1. Responsible for the assessment, planning and implementation of research protocols and clinical care and treatment, assists in the interpretation of data relevant to the patient’s/participant’s condition and progress within research trials.
  2. Assist in the identification of patient/participant problems and needs of the patient, their carers, senior nursing staff and other staff as appropriate. Record and report all adverse and serious adverse events/reactions to the relevant local personnel and external bodies as appropriate.
  3. Participate in the control, storage and competent administration of drugs and treatments as prescribed according to the NMC guidelines, the Trust’s Guidelines for the Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines, research protocols and guidance from sponsors.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in the clinical skills required to care and treat the research patient/participant and with appropriate training develop new skills and new clinical trial treatments as required for service development.
  5. Maintain accurate documentation of to facilitate the continuity of care for patients transferred to other areas.

Person specification

Registered Nurse

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse
  • Relevant Degree or equivalent experience
  • Acute care setting experience
  • Interest in clinical research
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in Clinical research
  • GCP certificate

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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
Dee Mullan
Job title
Lead Research Nurse
Email address
dee.mullan@nhs.net
Telephone number
01273 696955
Additional information

 Ext 63907

Denise Skinner, Clinical Research Nurse: denise.skinner2@nhs.net

Tel No: 01444 441881 ext: 65426

Justyna Nowak , Clinical Research Nurse: justyna.nowak5@nhs.net

Tel No: 01444 441881 ext: 65426

 

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