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Senior Research Nurse/ Senior Clinical Studies Officer

Job Description

In submitting an application form, you authorise Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed to the post.

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is a Trust providing health and social care services for Adult Community Services, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Child and Family Services for the county of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We are delighted that you have viewed our advert and we look forward to receiving your completed application. Whilst completing your application please take time to read through our 'Values and Our Behaviours' leaflet which is attached.

Our core values at Cornwall Partnership NHS foundation Trust are important to us in everything we do. In your application for this post, please describe how your experience and skills align with 'Our values and behaviours' and provide examples.

Please note that public transport in Cornwall can be limited. Therefore, we would advise having access to your own transport for those posts that require the ability to travel as part of the role, due to the rural location of many of our sites. This may be discussed at interview. The Trust has a salary sacrifice for car scheme and we also have our own fleet of pool cars, you will need a full UK driving licence to access these.

Please Read the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to this vacancy to ensure you meet the Criteria for the post before applying.

Are you interested in working in the research department in Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust?

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to come and work in the Mental and Community Health Research team in Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. We are looking for a highly motivated and adaptable individual who is able to use their own initiative.

One of the primary responsibilities of the senior research nurse /senior clinical studies officer will be to project manage an NIHR adopted epilepsy research register. The role will involve undertaking study related procedures as appropriate and the assessment, planning and on-going care of research participants throughout the duration of the study.

The secondary responsibility will be to develop non NIHR adopted projects funded from both external and internal sources. The role requires the ability to develop research grant bids as well as working on funded research projects. We are looking for an individual who has experience of research methodology, grant responsibility, analysis of data collected and writing up papers for international conferences and peer reviewed journals.

The post holder’s research knowledge and project management skills will ensure a well-informed, coordinated support mechanism, through to the submission of a grant application and then in the delivery of a successful research project. The position will require excellent communication and organisational skills ensuring the safe conduct of the research projects in accordance to the regulatory and legal frameworks. The team is multidisciplinary and applicants are invited from any professional background.

We are keen to invest in and develop our staff and a variety of training opportunities will be provided.

If you would like to be part of this expanding, dynamic and innovative department we would very much like to hear from you

This is a part time post working 28 hours per week, Job share will be considered.

For further information please contact Sharon Hudson Research Manager Trengweath  ( Phone number removed ) 

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via the NHS website to advise you of the interview details. Please ensure you access your nhs jobs account regularly once the position has closed.

Please note that if you have not received a reply within 21 days of the closing date you must assume that, on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

If you are invited for interview and the position requires a Disclosure & Barring Service check, please see link below for guidance on completing the form.

We are committed to diversity and equality of employment including the employment of current and former service users. We promote flexible working.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and accept the position you agree that the Occupational Health Department can access your occupational health records from your current or previous employer in order to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. This is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

Please note that appointments are subject to two satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include current details for your nominated referees and where possible email addresses.

Benefits include optional pension and life assurance.

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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