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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/11/2021.

Research Nurse/Practitioner

Job Reference: 156-3622475

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Royal Cornwall Hosptial, Truro
£25,655 - £31,534 pa pro rata

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please read the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Applicant Information Pack document in the 'Further Links' section before applying for this position. This pack will provide you with all the details you need on how to make your application and what happens next. You can also view our Total Reward Package Information for details on our colleague benefits.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

All individuals should receive COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters to protect themselves and others unless they are exempt from doing so. As an applicant to RCHT you should be advised that it was recently announced that all staff who work in health and social care settings regulated by the Care Quality Commission will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 from 1 April 2022 as follows:

1. Frontline staff* must be double vaccinated by 1 April 2022

2. To meet the deadline staff will need to have had their first vaccination by 3 February 2022

Therefore, if you have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccination, we strongly advise you to do so as soon as possible. Click here to book:

At RCHT, we will require evidence of your COVID-19 vaccine status as part of our pre-employment checks. It is likely that you will be required to demonstrate this evidence a second time in person as part of our Occupational Health clearance process and also to help prevent fraudulent activity. Please see the attached document for more information.

Are you interested in supporting the development of evidence based care & new treatments in the speciality area Covid-19 and Emergency Care? Would you like to work at the forefront of medical and nursing practice through research? If so, we would like to hear from you…

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Research & Development Directorate to join us as a Research Nurse / Practitioner working on our Covid and A&E portfolio. You will be responsible for delivering and clinically managing your own portfolio of academic and commercial research studies and also providing research support to investigators. This post will enable you to gain clinical knowledge and skills around a variety of specialist conditions through working closely with the consultants and specialist nurses and multi-disciplinary teams.

Within this post you will develop processes and systems for maximising the recruitment of patients to academic and commercial studies and will ensure that research patients/participants are monitored, supported and receive the highest level of research nursing care. Under the direction of the Lead Consultants, Team Leader and Senior Research Nurses you will coordinate the clinical aspects of trials, participate in the recruitment and follow up of patients with responsibility for the assessment, planning and on-going care and safety of the research participants throughout their study journey. The post holder will be required to work autonomously with supervision and guidance of the Team Leader and Senior Research Nurses.

The post will further develop the nurse’s / practitioner's specialist research skills under the guidance of the Research Sister. We are keen to invest in and develop our staff and a variety of training opportunities will be provided.

Research Department

RCHT has a well-established research infrastructure running in excess of 300 studies across many specialities across the three Trust sites and also provides an outreach research service into the community. The growth in our research, development and innovation culture within the Trust has seen a year on year increase in the number of studies being carried out, bringing equality of research opportunities to our local population. As a department we see research as key in developing and innovating safe and effective care for patients and the research teams are at the forefront of this process.

You will be joining a wider dynamic team of over 100 research staff who, across the acute and community sectors recruited in excess of 4000 patients in Cornwall in the last financial year. Each year we aim to expand our portfolio to open studies in areas within the Trust that are new to research, increase our local research portfolio and attract further research to our sites.

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise., m/watch?v=mON0HyI9Fek

For further details / informal visits contact:

Tara Murray, Team Leader, or 07557 842373

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Successful applicant details will be retained for the duration of your employment (and for a suitable time as required following your date of leaving). Unsuccessful applications are retained confidentially for a period of 13 months and then destroyed. If you have any questions relating to your personal data please contact the Trust’s Data Protection Officer by email

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here Work in the UK.

It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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

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