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Research Nurse

Job Description

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

The Research and Development Department works closely with Trust based clinicians and external researchers and organisations to undertake high quality clinical and health services research. This gives the local population of East Lancashire the opportunity to take part in research studies associated with their clinical conditions or the care and services they receive. This is a small department but working with many different clinical areas and departments across the Trust that has grown its research activity over the last few years across many clinical areas and specialities.

This is a unique opportunity for a Registered Nurse to join a well-established team of research nurses and midwives, dedicated to the care and treatment offered to a range of patients across East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. This post is offered initially on a temporary basis for 2 years.

You will be working as part of a small team of research nurses, responsible for identifying, recruiting and supporting patients and undertaking nursing care activities/ interventions within clinical trials and other well designed studies at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. The post is full-time and will be part of either the generic research team supporting research amongst different clinical fields that may involve, cardiology, dermatology, surgery and anaesthetics to name a few or within the cancer research team. Some flexibility concerning working across different teams is required at times due to workload/ study demands. Most of the research activity is undertaken Monday to Friday but some weekend work may be required on a planned basis. Clinic / research activity times may also vary from day to day but again with prior knowledge such as a late finish clinic after 5pm or an early morning theatre list such as 730am. These times are all study dependent so some flexibility would be required across the team to fulfil the needs of the service.

You will be responsible for ensuring that clinical trials and research studies are undertaken to ICH-GCP and regulatory standards.

You will be a registered nurse with current NMC registration, with proven relevant experience post-registration in appropriate clinical settings. An understanding of the clinical research process would be an advantage but if not this post will initially be offered at Band 5 to allow training and development to be undertaken to then progress to a band 6 role or if relevant past clinical research skills can be demonstrated this post will be offered at Band 6. You will need to be able to work independently but will be under the supervision of the Senior Research Nurse/ Team Leader and specialist training will be provided for research specific procedures.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Karen Jewers
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Please note that the salary advertised is for full time hours. If this post is less than 375 hours per week, the salary will be pro-rata.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer, committed to improving the working lives of our staff and operates a 'Zero Tolerance' policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment. In addition, our aim is to help protect children and vulnerable adults by providing a first-class service to the recruitment of people into positions of trust.

Reasonable Adjustments: Support is available to candidates with disabilities when applying for vacancies. For more information on reasonable adjustments please contact our Recruitment Team by any of the following methods:
By telephone  ( Phone number removed ) 
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or write to Employment Services, Parkview Offices, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, BB2 3HH

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

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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