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Band 6 Primary Care Research Nurse (Falmer, Brighton)

Job Description

Based in Guildford, the Royal Surrey County Hospital (RSCH) is a leading general hospital with 507 beds and specialist centre for cancer services and treatment. The RSCH serves a population of 320,000 for emergency and general hospital services and 12 million people for cancer services. The hospital has an annual income of £330 million. We employ over 3500 staff.

Our mission is to deliver the best patient care - ANYWHERE

Every year the RSCH sees around 280,000 outpatients, admits 61,000 patients for treatment and 70,000 patients attend our A&E department. The Trust is also a centre of excellence and training for minimal access surgery.

Join us… We are one of the top 40 hospitals in the country and amongst top 100 Employers in the country

Research Nurse based in University of Brighton, Falmer Campus.

This is a permanent contract

Clinical Research Network: Kent, Surrey and Sussex

The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) is the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS. It operates nationally across England through a national coordinating center and 15 local networks. Each local Clinical Research Network supports 30 clinical specialties organised as six divisions.

The NIHR Clinical Research Network: Kent, Surrey and Sussex (CRN:KSS) is hosted by Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - the job will be based at the CRN Office in the University of Brighton, Falmer Campus.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a research nurse to provide a flexible service, supporting clinical research in GP surgeries and other NHS organisations in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

We are looking for an enthusiastic research nurse who will be a key member of the Research Network delivery team, to both conduct and support practices and other organisations in the delivery of a whole range of NIHR portfolio studies.

The Research Nurse for primary care will work as part of the network team to deliver research studies that are part of the NIHR portfolio of studies. They will provide a flexible service, supporting clinical research in GP surgeries and other NHS organisations. They will contribute to the network facilitation role to promote and enable the participation of practices in research. The role involves liaising closely with the network team, study team and primary care staff.

The post holder will be required to work flexibly and have access to a car for work purposes. The role offers opportunities for motivated individuals who want to build on their existing experience and further develop their career.

Please contact Claire Cox on  ( Phone number removed )  or  ( Phone number removed )  (Senior Research Nurse for this division) for further information Or Becky Dilley (Primary Care Hub Manager) on  ( Phone number removed ) . You would be very welcome to arrange to visit us as this may help with your understanding about the role and working within the network. The attached article is by and about one of our Research Nurses that may also be of interest (an NIHR publication: Our Voices Celebrating the Clinical Research Nurse, 2014).

If you are interested in applying for this post please use the links below to access the full job description and apply online.

In order to streamline recruitment within our Trust some of our vacancies may expire prior to the advertised closing date. This is in line with the Department of Health's policy.


Unfortunately we are not always able to acknowledge each application. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please consider that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

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The trust aims to treat all applicants fairly in regards to any disclosure of conviction revealed at the application stage. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offences. If you currently reside outside of the UK we will require documentary proof of security/police clearance, in English.

The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has a safeguarding policy for both adults and children and is committed to all safeguarding legislation and current standards.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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