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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/06/2020.

Pathway Co-ordinator

Job Reference: 232-STO-2057108-A

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Pathway Co-ordinator
Parent & Baby Day unit 134 Broad Street ST1 4EQ, Stoke-on-Trent
£38,890 - £44,503 pa

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Job Ref: 232-STO-2057108

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for two motivated individuals to join us on a 12 month fixed term contract in Perinatal Mental Health. Based in North Staffordshire, but expected to travel throughout Staffordshire and Shropshire, this is a unique and exciting opportunity to work on two new projects seeking to link primary and secondary care, and to develop a pathway for underage mothers and secondary mental health services.

You will co-ordinate all research, and liaise with the Senior Clinical Psychologist when developing this project. Your background will be in psychology and/or research and you must be able to demonstrate knowledge of relevant research methods and techniques along with the ability to communicate effectively.

The roles are demanding so you must be confident, assertive and have the ability to multi-task. You will have good listening and communication skills and be able to deal with people both internally and externally in a sensitive and professional manner. The ability to maintain confidentiality and adhere to Trust policies is paramount.


Key Duties/Responsibilities

Research and Development Activity

  1. Provide valid research around pathway development for mothers experiencing significant psychological distress, who access MBUs across the region, and who may require further community-based perinatal support.
  2. Contributes to service evaluation and audit projects and in the implementation of any recommendations that arise.
  3. Supports service related research agenda and establishes appropriate links with the relevant networks, services and regional psychologists and psychological therapists with a view to carrying out and publishing research.
  4. Investigate the feasibility of study participation, liaising with relevant parties involved, to ensure accurate information gathering from study teams, investigators, research nurses, research managers, clinical and non-clinical departments, committees, as well as using databases to complete research focus.
  5. Prepare and project manage REC/HRA and Trust R&D applications (including completion of IRAS and any internal forms).
  6. Liaise with stakeholders, both internal and external, to ensure timely study setup and initiation.
  7. Organise site initiation visits, represent NSCHT at study meetings.
  8. Ensure appropriate document version control, set up and maintain site files, coordinate protocol amendments, facilitate the secure storage and archiving of study documentation in accordance with ICH GCP and research governance regulations.
  9. Undertake study delivery activities, such as collection of samples, completion of questionnaire or CRFs, data entry, screening activities, invoicing.
  10. Work in accordance with the research governance framework, HRA guidance, ICH GCP and EU directive guidelines and facilitate regulatory compliance as required.
  11. Develop effective working relationship with clinicians, sponsors, research managers, delivery staff, clinical and non-clinical support departments.
  12. Report on project progress and facilitate the resolution of operational issues at any of the Trusts affiliated with the pathway project. Work on any project autonomously and escalate issues to senior management only when required by the circumstances.


Recruitment/Interview Day: TBC




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We aim to be outstanding as a diverse and inclusive employer. We are keen to develop our workforce representation from currently under-represented groups, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities; Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans (LGBT) people and those living with physical, mental and/or sensory disability. We offer a variety of flexible working / job share opportunities for both full and part time staff. Applications are welcomed from current and previous service users.

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We reserve the right to close the post in the event of high levels of response. You are advised to submit your application form as soon as possible. Priority will be given to NHS staff across the region who are at risk of redundancy, where the vacancy is at the same band or one below their current band and candidates meet the essential criteria for this post. All employees new to the Trust will be subject to a 6 month probationary period. Clinical staff bands 1-4 that are new to the Trust are required to complete a Care Certificate. ALL POSTS INVOLVING ACCESS TO PERSONS IN RECEIPT OF HEALTH SERVICES WILL BE SUBJECT TO A DISCLOSURE & BARRING SERVICE DISCLOSURE.

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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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