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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/06/2019.

Research Nurse

Job Reference: 411-MEDICINE-2019-09720

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
411 Diabetes (912203)
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

An opportunity has arisen for a secondment opportunity for a registered nurse to support the ongoing ClOUD research study. This involves recruiting families & participants from diagnosis & supporting a series of subsequent research based visits, the first of which randomises participants to either remain on standard (Multiple Daily Injection) therapy, or to receive training on a Closed Loop insulin pump system. The trial has recently been extended for a further 12 months in order to recruit sufficient participants. The hours involved would be 15 hours per week, 7.5 hours for research time, 7.5 hours for a diabetes development role at a Band 6. Research hours would need to be set according to the needs of the service to support research visits which will occur on the days that the clinical research nurse is on duty. The ideal candidate for this role will have familiarity with diabetes & the role of research in clinical practice & will work alongside the five existing research team members of a paediatric consultant, 2 diabetes nurse specialists, one clinical research nurse & a Clinical Research Data Administrator. Duties will include discussing the research project with newly diagnosed families in a sympathetic but informative manner, obtaining consent if required, and supporting the research facility based visits. On each research visit every participant is required to wear a Libre Pro glucose sensor which is applied during the visit by one of the diabetes research nurses. The Libre Pro is returned by post & the data subsequently uploaded by a diabetes research nurse for analysis by the research team in Cambridge. This would be a probable duty of the seconded staff member. Participants using closed loop pump therapy require a computer upload of their system at each research visit & diabetes clinic appointment. At certain visits during the two year process participants are required to wear an Actiwatch to analyse activity & sleep. These require set up & upload for each participant. Diabetes duties would be to support clinics, attend new patient educations sessions, & training sessions for continuous glucose monitoring & insulin pump therapy to increase & improve awareness of these technologies. Training will be provided into the Libre Pro system & software, the closed loop Medtronic Carelink pump upload software and the Phillips Actiwatch device & software. Regular liaison with the study team in Cambridge is advisable & occurs through a weekly site conference call & a monthly national conference call. Interested parties can contact Kath Millar or Amanda Turton on x2131 or x 4747 for more information.

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