We have a unique opportunity at the University Hospital Southampton, NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) for enthusiastic Band 5 Nurses or Allied Health Professionals with the appropriate skills and registration to come and join our Research Team to begin or further a career in clinical research delivery. There a both full time and part time positions available.
We have a team of around 300 Research Nurses, AHPs, Midwives and Clinical Trials Assistants, working together across the Trust, within our award winning teams to bring exciting research opportunities to UHS for the benefit of our patients and for the future of healthcare. The Research team is composed of multidisciplinary researchers from hospital and university backgrounds, embedded and working in collaboration with clinical services and teams, aiming to deliver a variety of studies to improve patient care and outcomes.
You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.
To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.
As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.
We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.
Working in clinical research you will join an enthusiastic, driven and caring research team, to help provide support to embedded research teams across the trust and within our dedicated NIHR clinical research facility, for new and existing studies. Our team participates in research within many different specialities areas across the trust and in the community i.e. in colleges, universities and patient’s homes. There are currently opportunities to gain knowledge and experience within a number of these specialities.
You will undertake a range of activities including direct patient recruitment, patient assessment, data collection and data entry
Successful applicants may be working for part of their time on these studies which may involve face to face clinical work with COVID-19 patients.
Enthusiasm, self-motivation, flexibility and drive will be required to ensure the success of this post. You will be involved in all aspects of the research process from study start-up, recruitment and delivery to close out of a study. You will need to have an excellent level of written and verbal communication skills. Good IT skills are advantageous. You will work in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams, implementing studies to translate scientific discoveries into improved patient outcomes.
No research experience is necessary as all training will be provided by our dedicated research education team; you will undergo a comprehensive induction and full research delivery training with ongoing training in a supportive environment. We are interested in applicants with good clinical experience and a keen willingness to learn. If you are interested in a research role and you are not sure that you have the relevant skills or backgrounds please do get in touch with us to discuss further.
Interviews will be held on Thursday, 29 April 2021
Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.
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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