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Research Nurse/Research Officer (BabyGrowth Study)

Job Reference: 358-1770864-CHI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Children's Research
Leicester Royal Infirmary, with home base and community working, Leicester
£30,401 - £37,267

Would you like to be part of a successful high performing research team?

Would you like to work in our new children’s research facility ‘Research Space’?

If you are a Registered Paediatric Nurse, Health Visitor, or Registered Paediatric Dietitian with clinical research experience and you are looking for a new challenge, then this is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in research.

The UHL Children’s Research Team is part of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) East Midlands. We facilitate and support the conduct of children’s clinical trials across a wide range of specialities within the Children’s Hospital at UHL.

The post holder will be working on the BabyGrowth Infant Feeding Study, which is a randomised trial examining the effect of nutritional intake on growth and body composition in infants from birth to 24 months of age. On a daily basis you will be responsible for all aspects of the research process including: identifying subjects on post-natal wards; consenting and enrolling mothers and their infants onto the study; and following them up at their home, in the community, and in Research Space; and managing study data. The post holder will work closely with the Principal Investigator, Senior Research Nurse Co-ordinator, and other members of the BabyGrowth Team.

The BabyGrowth study has been adopted onto the NIHR Portfolio and is conducted to a high standard, in line with the EU Clinical Trials Directive. The successful candidate will receive a high level of training in order to carry out the trial procedures and will gain experience of working on a regulated paediatric clinical trial.

This post offers an ideal opportunity for a motivated, enthusiastic individual. Experience of working with children in the community would be beneficial. The post holder will need to be computer literate, have excellent communication skills, and an ability to work independently and as part of a team.

The post holder will be based at home, so will require space for home working, storage of study documents and supplies, and room to accommodate trial monitoring visits. The role will involve frequent travel across Leicestershire, therefore a full driving licence and use of a car is essential (mileage will be reimbursed). Flexible working will be required to accommodate home visits at a time to suit the participants, so occasional visits in the evening and weekends may be expected.

Line management and team support will be provided by the Children’s Research Team at Leicester Royal Infirmary. The contract will be for 12 months from appointment, with possible extension. Secondments will be considered and evidence of support for a secondment will be required at interview.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Christina Daines, Children’s Research Manager: 0116 258 7761 or 07943 705 111

Emma Sutton, BabyGrowth Senior Research Nurse Co-ordinator: 07711 044 797

Suzanne Foxon, BabyGrowth Research Nurse: 07899 726 804

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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