Research Assistant Practitioner - Band 4

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Research Development and Innovation
37.5 Hours per week
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UHCW / Hospital of St Cross
£19,409 - £22,683 per annum
24/07/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

Are you looking for a new challenge working within the clinical research profession?
If so you may be the person we are looking for.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, flexible and self-motivated Assistant Practitioner to join our friendly, dynamic Research and Development Team. Together with other team members the post holder will assist in the provision of a Research Service at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire site however, travel to other sites may be required. However there may be a requirement to provide the service at other local sites, workload dictates.

The post holder will work collaboratively with Leading Principle Investigators, Research team and the wider multidisciplinary team to provide an opportunity for patients to participate in research studies. They will support the research teams to deliver on complex studies and manage a caseload of their own within the bounds of their roles.

They will be expected to participate in the recruitment of patients into clinical research, within set time limits. When working on clinical trials he/she will monitor the patients and observe for side effects reporting according to set protocols. An important aspect of the role is the maintenance of accurate and comprehensive records of data derived from the research studies. Therefore the post holder will require excellent documentation, organisational and time management skills.

The post holder will work in conjunction with other team members ensuring all research undertaken within the department safeguards the wellbeing of the participants and is conducted within the research governance framework.
Whilst previous experience in clinical research would be an advantage, applications are welcomed from candidates with solid nursing experience in the relevant speciality, according to the job specification and who can show evidence of continuing professional development and a willingness to learn.
All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders.
If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time.
Recruiting to Values:
To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.
Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.
The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positive

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sue Hewins (Senior Research Nurse) tel 02476965102

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