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Lead clinical educator

Job Reference: 188-NM2062

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Research & development
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£37,570 - £43,772 pa

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic and motivated research nurse (adult or paediatric) or midwife with significant research experience, who takes pride and ownership in delivering high quality patient centred care, to lead the delivery of our education and clinical skills programmes for the staff within Southampton research.

If you are passionate about education and preparing research staff to give patients the opportunity to take part in high quality ethical clinical research, with excellent research knowledge, clinical skills and experience, this could be a very interesting opportunity for you.

Working in the NIHR clinical research facility and alongside the other teams within Southampton research you will provide expert supervision, teaching and assessment of competence to support research nurses, AHPs and clinical trial assistants working on complex multi-centre studies within a range of specialities in addition to early phase and experimental medicine studies with adults and paediatric patients as well as healthy volunteers.

Ideally you will need a background in clinical research with evidence of teaching and mentoring, as well as an excellent level of written and verbal communication skills and a good clinical background in nursing/midwifery.

You will provide leadership, management and mentorship support to the clinical research team. You will lead in designing and delivering teaching programmes and writing Standard Operating Procedures. You will also assess the training needs of the research team. Within this environment, you’ll be part of an enthusiastic, driven and caring research team working on a wide range of clinical studies to improve patient care.

Excellent communication skills are required to provide guidance and support to the team and the ability to communicate with staff and colleagues at all levels in an engaging manner is essential Enthusiasm, self-motivation and drive will be required to ensure collaboration with multidisciplinary teams.

You will be part of our education team who are committed to driving forward the research strategy here at UHS. Successful applicants can expect an excellent friendly working environment, professional support and development opportunities. You will be based at University Hospital Southampton.

Please access our website to give you some insight into our organisation. The well-being and safety of our research patients/ participants is at the heart of all we do as is our confidence that the data we provide is accurate and reproducible.

An informal visit is encouraged and highly recommended so please do contact us if you think this job could be for you.

Interviews for this post will take place on Monday 16 September 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jane Forbes

Lead research nurse specialist for quality assurance & education

023 8120 3555

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies under any circumstances.


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