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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/08/2020.

Band 5 Assistant Clinical Research Practitioner

Job Reference: 313-A-20-83042-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Swithland House - Research & Development
£24,907/ £26,970/ £27,416/ £30,615

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

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As part of our continuing commitment to support the delivery of high quality research, an exciting career opportunity has arisen to join our team as an Assistant Clinical Research Practitioner (ACRP) within the Trust.

The post is funded by the NIHR Clinical Research Network (East Midlands) to support the delivery of our existing and future pipeline of NIHR Portfolio studies hosted by the Trust.

The research we are asked to deliver could take place in any of our three Directorates which are, Mental Health; Families, Young People and Children; and Community Health Services. The majority of studies have previously been in in mental health and dementia, but the post holder will need to be flexible and willing to support the delivery of studies across any area of Trust or Network business, and to explore new areas to support.

With the support and leadership of more senior colleagues, the ACRP role will support and facilitate recruitment of participants to NIHR Portfolio Research Studies. This may include, promoting research to clinical teams, developing delivery plans, and providing information to allow the Trust to “Assess, Arrange & Confirm” as required by HRA.

The role will involve providing relevant information to participants about clinical research studies/trials and ensuring that these are undertaken in accordance with Good Clinical Practice and regulatory standards. The role will also give the opportunity to work closely with patients by delivering a range of psychological, and other interventions and assessments.

With support, an ACRP will be expected to have the capacity to manage studies on their own if need be and liaise with commercial and non-commercial partners both nationally and internationally.

We welcome applications from dynamic, self-motivated, adaptable and resilient individuals to join our friendly, small, flexible and very active team, to maintain our reputation for delivering to time and target. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required, as is an ability to work independently and flexibly, and previous research experience is advantageous.

The successful applicants will need to be IT literate, enthusiastic, creative and ready to work actively to support research projects from a number of specialties, in line with NIHR targets. The ACRP will need to work well in multi-disciplinary teams, and be willing to work across organisational boundaries. Skills in obtaining clinical samples (bloods, urine, tissue, vaccination etc.), sample preparation or the delivery of psychometric measurements are especially to be welcomed but not a prerequisite, although willingness to undergo necessary training will be a consideration.

Based at the Trust R&D Unit near the centre of Leicester it is essential that the post holder can meet the travel requirements of this post.

This post is open to all CRN East Midlands staff and NHS staff at risk of redundancy across East Midlands.

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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