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Band 7 Nurse

Job Description

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Research Nurse for the Infection Research team at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

The post-holder will manage commercial and non-commercial clinical trials and observational studies. Current areas of research include brain infections, influenza, health care associated infection, and antimicrobials. The post-holder will liaise closely with LTHT Clinical, Laboratory, Pharmacy and Research and Innovation staff in the set up and delivery of clinical trials and other studies. They will also work with external organisations including the Yorkshire & Humber LCRN, Clinical Trials Units, pharmaceutical companies and Clinical Research Organisations to expand our research portfolio and deliver high quality research to time and target. The post will be based within Infection & Travel Medicine at St James’s University Hospital, but will involve working in other departments in Leeds Teaching Hospitals, in particular Microbiology at Leeds General Infirmary.

Responsibilities include a sound knowledge of clinical trial methods and conduct, increasing recruitment into clinical trials and ensuring that the care and treatment delivered to patients is of the highest standard.

You must possess excellent communication and leadership skills, demonstrate attention to detail, be able to work autonomously with good time management, be motivated to learn and committed to your own personal development. Effective team working is essential in this environment.

For further information please contact:
Jane Minton, Infectious Diseases Consultant on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Georgina Davis, HCAI Research Programme Manager on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Caroline Newsome, Matron on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust is pleased to announce that it has received the Bronze Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, helping to actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers. Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has provided its statement of intent to support all defence personnel and we welcome all applications to work for Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust.

IMPORTANT - Please ensure that you read & understand the document: 'Essential Information on Applying for Jobs at Leeds Teaching Hospitals' prior to submitting your application for this post.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required. If you require any reasonable adjustments please contact the recruiting manager immediately.

NOTE: This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date (without further notice) if sufficient suitable applications are received.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment and will need to be renewed annually. For Band 1 roles the Trust will pay the cost of the DBS checks and refund to you the cost of the update service. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with a valid email address for your referees in order to minimise delays in the recruitment process. If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980.

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.

UK Registration

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