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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/03/2022.

Senior Research Nurse/Senior Clinical Studies Officer - Band 6

Job Reference: 201-22-284-A

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Research & Innovation Team
Kernow Building, Redruth
£32,306 - £39,027 Pro rata

Thank you for your interest in joining us at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. We pride ourselves in striving to be an employer of choice.

Great Care We will deliver safe, high quality, consistent and personalised care based on best practice. We are working to be a responsive organisation that listens and learns.

Great Organisation We work to be a green organisation, and our sustainability plan will deliver NHS net zero targets. We will support quality care, research and innovation. All our work will be underpinned by clear and transparent principles and systems.

Great People We will work together with our staff to create an organisation that supports our collective health and wellbeing. We will attract, retain and develop great people, and embed a caring, open, inclusive and restorative just culture that supports us to deliver quality care.

Great Partner With our partners we will deliver health care that improves people’s quality of life, prevents ill health and reduces inequalities. We will spend our money wisely to achieve high quality outcomes that matter to local people.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or a flexible pattern. In addition, although the role advertised may have a ‘home’ office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Successful applicants will be an NHS employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable service users. During the C19 pandemic, it has been necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our staff, service users and those attending our sites. Unless exempt, we encourage and support staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against C19.

This exciting and unique opportunity has arisen from support by the South West Clinical Research Network to enhance research opportunities for young people accessing mental health services across Cornwall. The post holder would continue to build on the work started in 2021/22 to embed a culture of research within Community Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and related organisations in Cornwall. The post will involve recruiting patients and engaging staff in a range of NIHR portfolio studies across inpatient and community CAMHS settings. As such the post holder will work closely with research leads in CAMHS (Dr Beth Chapman, Dr Seb Rotheray) and be supported by the Cornwall Foundation Trust research team. Expectations of the role would be to further develop links with local schools, the third sector and establish and augment young people networks across the peninsula that support collaborative working in the aim of attracting the acclaimed CAMHS research to Cornwall.

Experience of working with young people with common mental health presentations such as severe affective disorders, first episode psychosis, restrictive eating disorders, complex neurodevelopmental, trauma and personality difficulties is essential. The post holder will need to be comfortable with discussing and engaging with young people about research, familiar with working with the complexities of capacity and consent that are inherent to CAMHS work and a keen advocate of research and evidenced -based practice.

The role will involve working across organisations and working independently therefore the person must be prepared to travel and work flexibly. The post holder will be able to demonstrate excellent communication, engagement and organisational skill ensuring the safe conduct of projects in accordance with relevant guidelines, regulations and policy.

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly organised and flexible professional with an interest in research and service development to make an important contribution to the equity of access to CAMHS research across Cornwall and improve patient care. Applicants are invited from any professional background.

Secondment opportunity would be possible with prior agreement from current Manager.

Informal discussions about the post are encouraged so please contact Joanna Ledger Assistant Research Manager: 01209204020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Benjamin Hyams

Job title Research Manager

Email address

Telephone number 07825 111679

We are proud to prioritise the development of our people and have the following opportunities available:

  • Career conversations with development plans for succession planning and talent management
  • Protected CPD time for registered staff
  • Access to a central development fund supporting CPD for all staff
  • Leadership and Management programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • Clinical induction programme for operational skills
  • Access to a care certificate programme for band 1-4 clinical staff
  • A preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
  • Individual professional development programmes

Being part of a successful NHS Foundation Trust brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

  • Suite of health and wellbeing initiatives to support colleagues physical and mental health
  • Free access to individual HARP portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff
  • Free DBS checks where required
  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via email regarding interview details.

We are committed to diversity and equality of employment including the employment of current and former service users.

If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01208 834644

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