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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/11/2020.

Clinical Research Practitioner

Job Reference: 358-2754952-COR

University Hospitals of Leicester
NIHR Patient Recruitment Centre (PRC), Leicester General Hospital,
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum

The opportunity has arisen for a band 4 clinical research practioner to join the NIHR Patient Recruitment Centre (PRC) based at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust on the Leicester General Hospital site.

We are looking for a highly motivated, hardworking and enthusiastic candidate to join the PRC research team specialising in commercial research trials. You will be required to support the delivery of our commercial trials by collecting high quality data, with particular attention to detail where patients and non-patient participants are at the centre of what we do.

The post holder will be expected to manage the day to day running of a research study under the support and guidance of the Research Nurses, Research Support Officers and study teams, by preparing patient notes and equipment and taking blood samples, blood pressure and ECGs as required.

The post will involve liaison with all grades of staff in a multi-disciplinary department; therefore the ability to communicate clearly, calmly and effectively with a broad range of people is important.

The successful candidate will be able to use a range of Microsoft Office applications, demonstrate competency in clinical skills, have the ability to manage their own time and work with minimal supervision. Organisational skills and the ability to work both on your own and as part of a team are essential. The post requires flexibility and the ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail.

The post holder must have significant experience at a NHS band 3, or equivalent, in clinical research Knowledge, understanding and experience of the clinical research process, including ICH-GCP and research governance. A good standard of general education and a willingness to undertake relevant training are highly desirable.

This is a full time post, based at Leicester General Hospital, however part time hours will be considered for exceptional candidates. Travel may be required between sites within the Trust and to Primary Care locations within Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire to support departmental activities.

*Please ensure you can demonstrate the criteria required for shortlisting*

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sophie Devine -Senior Research Nurse / 07816 091955

Additional contact information

Sally Schreder – Assistant Director for LDC Research Operations Contact: E-mail or Tel: 07508 150628

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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