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Research Team Lead Orthopaedics & Trauma (Band 7)

Job Description

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We offer the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,500 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”.

(Please note you may be required to work at any site or within any Directorate/Department within the Trust if necessary to meet service needs)

An Exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Nurse or Allied Health professional to lead the highly motivated and experienced Orthopaedics & Trauma research team. The team is well supported by both the research and musculoskeletal directorate providing the opportunity to deliver high quality relevant research and collaborate with both academics and clinicians to work to embed research into clinical practice.

You will be responsible for the co-ordination of multiple research studies at varying stages of development. You will be need to work with funders, the clinical research network and clinical and academic collaborators to assist in the development and delivery of a range of musculoskeletal research studies. You will lead a team consisting of research physiotherapists, research nurses, study coordinators and data managers to optimise the standard of research activity and research output within the department.

Essential Requirements
• Registered healthcare professional /General Nurse (Clinical)
• Relevant degree or Post graduate diploma in health / biological / research related subject or equivalent in short courses.
• Previous substantial experience at senior level working within the speciality and / or a clinical research environment.
• Management skills including experience of team leadership and team building initiatives.
• Excellent cross disciplinary/interagency communication skills and ability to facilitate collaborative working relationships.
• Advanced organisational skills and ability to manage multiple projects at various stages of development & organisation.
• Broad clinical knowledge and skills coupled with expertise in one or more clinical field(s).
• Ability to work autonomously while co-ordinating and liaising with different aspects of the project.
• Demonstrate an ability to integrate clinical knowledge and skills with the research aspects of the job.
• Evidence of experience related to information retrieval and research application.
• An understanding of the application of research within the Clinical and Research Governance agenda.
• Experience in the research permissions submission process.
• Ability to take research consent from patients within complex, highly emotive subject group/study.
• Competence in standard PC packages (Word, Excel, Outlook).
• Motivated and enthusiastic.
• Clinical educational / training qualification / certificate.

Desirable requirements
• Ability to appraise junior staff through performance review.
• Ability to initiate and drive original research.
• Masters level qualification in Health / Biological / Research related subject or equivalent in short courses.
• Competence in research spreadsheet / database related PC packages (Excel, Access, SPSS).

Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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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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