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Clinical Research Facility Research Nurse

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Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Nottingham University Hospitals
£22,128 - £28,746 Per Annum
25/02/2018 23:59

The post holder is required to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an experienced registered nurse to join the newly established NIHR Nottingham Clinical Research Facility (CRF). The facility is built around a robust partnership between Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (the second largest teaching hospital in England) and the University of Nottingham (ranked in the top 1% global universities). We are expanding our substantial portfolio of studies, focusing on patient engagement and delivering excellence in experimental medicine including gastrointestinal and liver disorders, respiratory, musculoskeletal and hearing disorders.

A key strength is trials involving imaging: Nottingham is the birthplace of MRI, for which Sir Peter Mansfield won the Nobel Prize. We operate a 2000m2 hub and spoke model network of CRFs, maximising efficiency and access to medical expertise across our large multisite hospital. The facility is designed to deliver clinical effectiveness, safety and a positive patient/volunteer experience in a consistent way.

The appointee’s main responsibilities will include providing skilled nursing care to ensure the safe and efficient running of research studies within the facility. To be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of care, using agreed frameworks during research studies. To participate in the co-ordination of research studies within the CRFs and provide research skills and clinical care for patients undergoing investigations.

The post-holder will ensure the highest standard of care is delivered to research subjects and, where relevant to their families, in partnership with all members of the multi-professional and research teams. The appointee will also be required to process biological samples.

The post holder should be adaptable, flexible and show initiative. In addition they need to show good communication skills, be able to liaise with all levels of staff, demonstrate good organisational skills and attention to detail, have good time management skills and be flexible as the working hours are not fixed.

This post involves shift patterns, including internal rotation onto night duty to ensure 24 hour cover (including bank holidays)



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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