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Job summary

Main area
Research & Development
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 6
Contract
Fixed term: 19 months
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
321-CORP-4261079-B6-D
Employer
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Block 8, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
Town
Oxford
Salary
per annum pro rata
Closing
07/12/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy CRN Direct Delivery Team Research Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 6

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

 

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

 

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

 

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families. For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


 

Job overview

CRN Direct Delivery Team Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Nurse to join the Direct Delivery Team within the local Clinical Research Network (CRN). The Direct Delivery Team offers an exciting and an innovative way of delivering research, with the aim of being both agile and responsive.

 

Main duties of the job

CRN Thames Valley and South Midlands

JOB TITLE: CRN Thames Valley & South Midlands

Research Nurse

GRADE: Band 6

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

REPORTING TO: CRN Direct Delivery Team Manager

PROFESSIONAL AND CLINICAL ACCOUNTABILITY:

The CRN is part of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) which is the research arm of the NHS. The NIHR CRN for the Thames Valley and South Midlands is hosted by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The CRN Direct Delivery Team is helping to deliver studies across a wide range of specialties including Surgery, Cancer, ENT and Trauma with more areas in the pipeline. This exciting role will be embedded within an expanding team providing an opportunity to build upon current skills and knowledge working across palliative care and other specialties. As a flexible resource the DDT is also central to supporting the Covid research response through Urgent Public health studies and Vaccine trials.


Previous experience working with research studies and clinical trials is preferred but not essential as full induction, training and mentoring will be provided. The team works across a variety of clinical specialties within the Trust so you must be willing to be mobile and flexible in your working practices and pattern.

 

Working for our organisation

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. Find out more here  www.ouh.nhs.uk

 

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

 

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The current vacancy in the Direct Delivery Team represents an excellent opportunity for a motivated and hardworking nurse with an interest in clinical trials to join our small and friendly team. You should be able to transfer your previously gained relevant clinical skills and knowledge to the role of the research nurse. You will be responsible for identifying and recruiting patients, seeing the patient through the trial, performing study assessments and ensuring data is reported accurately and on time. You will work closely with a variety of healthcare professionals and teams so excellent communication skills are essential, as is attention to detail. You will need to be able to manage your own workload but also work as part of a team.

Person specification

BACKGROUND/ EXPERIENCE

Essential criteria
  • Experience in clinical research/clinical trials
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of leadership
  • Experience of education and training
  • Experience in developing guidelines and protocols

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential criteria
  • First level registration
  • Computer literate
  • BLS qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Research qualification
  • Post registration qualification

SKILLS / APTITUDES

Essential criteria
  • Understanding of research methods
  • Ability to self manage
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrable commitment to personal and professional development
  • Good presentation skills
  • Able to work individually or as a team player
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work flexible hours and travel around Thames Valley and South Midlands Clinical Research Network
  • Holds a UK driving licence

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Name
Teresa Lockett
Job title
Research Delivery Manager & Network Lead Nurse
Email address
teresa.lockett@ouh.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01865 857165
Additional information

teresa.lockett@ouh.nhs.uk