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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/09/2020.

Clinical Research Assistant

Job Reference: 358-2616432-COR

University Hospitals of Leicester
Research, Leicester Royal Infirmary
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, clinically experienced individual to join the Research Space team based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

The department has recently undergone extensive refurbishment and we are inviting applications from a suitably experienced team player to work primarily within the emergency and specialist medicines services.

You will be the first point of contact with the research team and it is vital that you are both welcoming and professional in your approach to all. As a key member of the team we need you to be proactive and forward-thinking. You will be the go-to person on a portfolio of studies and so an ability to deal with issues as they arise is essential.

The post requires some clinical skills as per the job description/ person specification and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office software packages. Experience of using/accessing UHL systems would also be an advantage, although training will be available.

You must have a good standard of general education, be a good, clear communicator and be confident and calm in all situations. Previous experience of working within the NHS would be a distinct advantage.

Working hours are usually Monday to Friday 9-5 however flexibility will be needed on an infrequent basis to cover out of hours study activity.

The key requirements for this post are ability to prioritise, initiative, reliability, diplomacy, flexibility and adaptability. If you can tick all these boxes we would love to hear from you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Aidan Dunphy, Senior Research Nurse/Associate Lead,, 0116 2586499

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

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 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 will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments 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 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. As it is unlikely the Trust would be 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.

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