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St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
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28/01/2019 23:59
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Reserach Nurse - Cancer


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"Be part of the team that delivers "Excellent patient care in world class hospitals"

The Trust has 5 Values as defined by the Star Chart. Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with these Values which can be found by clicking on the 'About Us' pages on the Trust internet site. 

Our latest achievements include:

  • St Helens Hospital rated outstanding (CQC 2016)
  • Whiston Hospital rated good with outstanding features (CQC 2016)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
  • Best in the NHS in the Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE 2014 and 2015)
  • Cancer services rated 4th best in the country by Macmillan Cancer Support 2014
  • Ranked one of the highest in the country for extremely positive feedback received from patients (Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked highest in Cheshire and Merseyside for staff recommending the hospitals for the care of their friends and relatives (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked in the top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal 2014)

In the 2017 Staff Satisfaction Survey the Trust was rated best nationally in the following areas,

  • as a place to work
  • a place to receive treatment
  • staff satisfaction in the care they deliver 
  • staff satisfaction with the resources available to them and the support they receive







SALARY: £28,050-£36,644

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the second year running! We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

Are you an experienced qualified nurse looking to develop your career in research? St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Research Nurse to join their team and support the Cancer NIHR research portfolio.

This is an exciting exciting opportunity to develop a career in clinical research, however previous experience of working within the NHS, especially would be an advantage. Knowledge of NHS research governance, ethical procedures, research methodology Good Clinical Practice (GCP) would be desirable. You will coordinate and facilitate specific research studies and be responsible for coordinating a portfolio of clinical studies and will assist clinicians and other staff from the set-up phase until completion as required.

You will be a registered nurse or AHP with either research or cancer experience, this is essential for the post. We are looking for a reliable, enthusiastic team player with excellent communication and time management skills. You will need to demonstrate a willingness to work flexibly within a multidisciplinary research environment. Good IT skills are required and you will be competent with Microsoft Office applications.

This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for vulnerable adults and children) disclosure.

Advertising Date: 11th January 2019

Closing Date: 28th January 2019

Shortlisting Date: 1st February 2019

Interviews will take place on 25th & 26th February 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Amanda McCairn – Senior Research Nurse – 01744 646072

Jeanette Anders Research Development & Innovation (RDI) - 0151 430 2334

If you have problems applying, contact

0151 676 5491