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Research nurse / AHP - neurological degenerative diseases

Band 5

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Band 5
Fixed Term - 1 year
Full Time/Part Time
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Southampton General Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 pa pro rata
25/02/2019 23:59

 The University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) has a unique and exciting opportunity for a Band 5 nurse or AHP to start to develop their career in clinical research, within the speciality of neurological degenerative disease. This unique role will enable you to develop both your research and clinical skills and knowledge for patients with conditions such as multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease and Huntington’s.

At Southampton we are dedicated to providing high quality, patient centred, clinical research, and as regional centre for neurology this is a hugely exciting and rapidly expanding area of research.

Within these environments, you will join enthusiastic, driven and caring teams in a friendly, professional working environment. The Research team is composed of multidisciplinary researchers from hospital and university backgrounds, working in collaboration with neurological clinical services, aiming to deliver a variety of studies to improve patient care and outcomes.

At UHS we have an excellent track record in clinical research. Embedded at the heart of one of the UK's largest acute teaching hospitals, our translational research facilities are where we takediscoveries and new treatments into the clinic. With state of the art facilities and a culture aimed at embedding research into everyday practice, improving healthcare for the benefit of patients is at the heart of everything we do. Southampton patients have some of the best access to new therapies and technologies in the UK and our clinical research is advancing the latest discoveries into clinic and community, driving better healthcare and changing people’s lives.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic nurse or AHP who is organized, self-motivated and aspires to further their career in clinical research. You will ideally have experience of clinical research or neurological clinical practice, though this is not essential for the role. Full research training will be given; we have an excellent induction and ongoing education programme. You will be involved in all aspects of the research process from study start-up, recruitment and delivery, to study close. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, flexibility and drive will be required to ensure the success of this post. You will need to have an excellent level of written and verbal communication skill. IT skills would also be advantageous. You will work in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams, implementing studies to translate scientific discoveries into improved patient outcomes.

We would be happy to consider this post on a secondment basis, or involving part-time hours. Successful applicants can expect a friendly working environment, professional support and the excellent development opportunities that being part of one of the largest teaching trusts in England brings. We have close links with the University of Southampton, which offers a number of Masters level courses to further the research nursing/AHP career training.

We’ve worked hard as a Trust to make improve the efficiency of our services and as a result, we are currently in financial surplus. We are one of England's largest acute teaching trusts and have recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC. In the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked;

  • Fifth in the country for staff engagement;
  • Top ten for staff feeling happy with the standard of care provided; and
  • Top 20% for staff would recommend the trust as a place to work.

If you are interested in applying for this role, we would encourage you to get in touch with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit, which is highly encouraged, using the information below.

Closing date for applications Monday the 25th February 2019 

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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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