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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/06/2021.

Assistant Clinical Research Practitioner

Job Reference: 349-RES-3172746

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
NIHR Clinical Research Network: Greater Manchester, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

Are you excited about improving health and care treatments and pathways? Do you enjoy working closely with people accessing care systems to support their experience? Then you should be working with our National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) Greater Manchester’s Core Delivery Team.

Research carried out here in Greater Manchester has contributed to landmark breakthroughs in the fight against COVID-19; breakthroughs which now allow millions of people to be safely tested, treated, and protected from the virus.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Band 4 Assistant Clinical Research Practitioner within this team. The post is based at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust but if successful you will be invited to work with any of the research teams and sites across our network, which will regularly include primary care and social care environments. You must, therefore, be willing and able to travel independently between sites and be flexible in your working shift pattern.

You will need to hold the skills to take a proactive approach to supporting clinical research studies including, but not exclusively, gaining consent, recruiting patients and collecting samples alongside clinical duties whilst providing the highest quality patient care. You will be instrumental in implementing study objectives and will provide dedicated support to ensure that studies are delivered to time and target. You will support the delivery of research studies and identify and recruit participants within the relevant organisations and so effective communication and team working skills are essential. You will be involved in ensuring that research undertaken safeguards the wellbeing of patients and is undertaken within Good Clinical Practice Guidelines. This support requires flexibility and ability to adapt to a fast paced and changing environment.

In return the Clinical Research Network will provide the successful candidate with comprehensive induction, orientation and training, and will ensure that you have tailored, individual personal development plans with support for further training.

To arrange an informal visit or for further information, please contact either of the Team Leaders listed below:

Joanne Henry - Team Lead - - 07881312184

Ellie Watson - Team Lead - - 07971925875

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJo HenryJob titleTeam Lead Research NurseEmail addressjoanne.henry@mft.nhs.ukTelephone number07881312184

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

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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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