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Senior Research Nurse (Diabetes)

Job Reference: 185-A-19-72920

Employer:
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Research and Development
Location:
Exeter
Salary:
£37,570 to £43,772 Per Annum

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates with annual increases, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!


The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the RD&E received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.


The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.


The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.


Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.


Band 7 Clinical Research Nurse

Supporting Diabetes Centre of Excellence

Following a recent major award, our Diabetes Centre of Excellence is expanding substantially. We are looking to appoint an ambitious, enthusiastic, clinically astute and motivated Band 7 Senior Clinical Research Nurse who is excited by the opportunity to apply their nursing and clinical research expertise in novel approaches to investigate diabetes. The post holder will undertake and support a number of new and novel research studies which will draw on our expertise in genomics, molecular biology and cell biology, physiology and cutting-edge innovation in technology.

Diabetes affects 400 million people worldwide and consumes 10% of the NHS budget. Diabetes research in Exeter has made transformational changes in the understanding of causes, immune subtypes, complications of diabetes and the treatment of specific subtypes; many of these have changed not only scientific thinking but also patient care throughout the world.

Whilst the post holder will be primarily based on the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust site, they will work closely with colleagues based across the RD&E and the University of Exeter Medical School. The University of Exeter Medical School is renowned for its world leading diabetes research.

The post holder will play a key part in the management of the research studies and care provided to patients and healthy volunteers participating in clinical studies related to diabetes.The successful candidate will demonstrate a broad range of clinical and research experience and skills. They will demonstrate that they can interact with senior academics and advocate for the health and well-being of participants thus contributing to the expanding knowledge base of diabetes and improving treatment and outcomes for patients with diabetes.

Prospective candidates are actively encouraged to come to the Centre for an informal visit and discussion about the role. This will give a better insight into the work of the Clinical Research Facility and the role that is being appointed to.

For more information please contact Maggie Shepherd 01392 408261 m.h.shepherd@exeter.ac.uk

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are:
Honesty, Openness & Integrity
Fairness,
Inclusion & Collaboration
Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.**

DUE TO THE ANTICIPATED HIGH NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POST WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THE VACANCY BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.




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During the course of this recruitment process, the Trust will be collecting your data and processing it in accordance with relevant Data Protection Legislation. Please see our website for more information with regards to the Trust’s Privacy Notice (RD&E website - Information Governance page). This Privacy Notice is designed to provide you with further information on how we will be using your data for this purpose and to comply with the relevant legislation.


The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust will contact previous employers to confirm employment history to cover a period of at least 3 years. The Trust is only able accept written references; these will be requested via email. One of your referees must be your current line manager and all references must cover the previous three years work or study history.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit):
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for job applicants with disabilities. If you let us know, when you apply, that you would like to use this scheme, we will guarantee you an interview, if you meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification section of the job description.

We will also make any reasonable adjustments you require to our selection process. Please let us know what you need.”


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


UK Registration

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



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