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Research Officer

Job Description

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust is a large, diverse and complex organisation with an active and vibrant research programme. An exciting opportunity is available for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our busy research team in East Kent. We are looking for a Research Nurse / Clinical Studies Officer to support the large portfolio of Stroke studies within the Trust.

Working as part of a team, the role will involve setting up and recruiting patients to a variety of high quality research studies. The post will be based at William Harvey Hospital.

The post-holder will focus primarily on Stroke research. However, due to the nature of research and potential fluctuations in study demands and/or workload and staffing levels, it may be necessary for the post-holders to cover additional specialities and/or sites as required, therefore flexibility is essential.

Previous clinical research experience is essential for this band 6 post, along with meticulous attention to detail and the ability to work both as part of a team and independently.

For informal enquiries, please contact:

Linda Cowie, Senior Stroke Research Nurse, on:  ( Phone number removed ) 

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for all customer facing roles within East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.

As part of your application and supporting statement, please outline clear examples of how you align to the Trust Values.

We will close this job advert once we’ve received sufficient applications. This can happen quickly and may be before the advertised closing date, so if you’re interested, please apply as soon as possible.

We only accept online applications for our vacancies. If you have difficulties with this, please contact our Resourcing Team on  ( Phone number removed )  who will be happy to help you.

For further information about the Trust, please access the documents below, or visit our website.

Most positions with the Trust require a Disclosure and Barring check and will be exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Posts working regularly or unsupervised with children or vulnerable adults require an enhanced check. The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

Parking is available at Trust sites but we encourage all employees to consider other travel options, like car sharing or public transport. We’ve attached a 'Parking Information“ document below, to help you choose the best transport option for you.

We positively promote flexible working practices, and to ensure that our workforce reflects the population we serve, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

We care about the health and well-being of our staff and patients. Therefore, we operate a no-smoking policy and smoking is strictly forbidden on all of its sites and grounds.

We offer a variety of benefits for employees including discounts at a range of national shops, local offers and buying and selling annual leave. We also offer a Relocation Policy for any eligible candidates.

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