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Research Nurse

Job Reference: 358-2752496-CHU-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Children’s Research Team, Leicester Royal Infirmary
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

Would you like to be part of delivering new clinical trials to find better ways to care for and treat children? Would you like to work in our purpose designed children’s research facility ‘Research Space’? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Children’s Nurse (or a dual qualified Adult and Children’s Nurse, or an Adult Nurse with extensive paediatric experience) with current/previous research experience to join our team.

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.
On a daily basis you will be responsible for all aspects of the research process including: project management of a portfolio of clinical trials; screening and recruiting children and parents; helping to obtain informed consent; coordinating logistics and planning study visits; performing study procedures; administering study treatment; and managing study data. The post holder will work closely with clinical colleagues to ensure that the children's care is enhanced by taking part in research and that they remain supported throughout.

This role offers an ideal opportunity for a motivated, enthusiastic individual who wishes to pursue acareer in clinical research. Ideally you will be computer literate; have excellent communication skills; demonstrate meticulous attention to quality and detail; be extremely organised and able to manage multiple projects; and have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
We ask that you bring your dedication and enthusiasm to the post, and you will benefit from the support of an experienced multi-professional team committed to research. We offer research development and clinical skills training as an integral part of the post.
The post holder will be based at Leicester Royal Infirmary, but travel across UHL will be required.

There is one full time (37.5 hours) post available, with a permanent contract.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Christina Daines - Children's Research Manager / 0116 258 6907 or 07943 705 111

Additional contact information

Rekha Patel

Deputy Children’s Research Manager

0116 258 6909 or 07908 844 572

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 (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

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-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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 current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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