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Clinical Research Nurse

Job Reference: 267-CS1908951-A

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Corporate Services
Clinical Research Facility, Warneford Hospital, Oxford
£30,401 to £37,267 per an

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) is an extremely research-active Trust undertaking studies ranging from small educational projects through to very complex and intensive Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products (CTIMPS) across a variety of disciplines from dementia, mental health, community health, children and young people services.

The Oxford cognitive health Clinical Research Facility (CRF) was established in 2011, specifically designed to support research studies primarily in areas of mental health and neurosciences. A variety of research studies are currently utilising the facility from National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and other grant funded studies through to commercial company clinical trials. Studies include observational cohort studies through to CTIMPs, covering a wide variety of disease indications from healthy volunteers to those suffering from specific conditions such as schizophrenia, depression and there is a current strong focus on dementia and cognitive health trials.

OHFT has succeeded in being awarded significant funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to support infrastructure for experimental medicine, including renewed funding for the CRF and a new Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) in partnership with the University of Oxford.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Clinical Research Nurse to join our team at the NIHR Oxford cognitive health Clinical Research Facility, at the Warneford site. The Clinical Research Nurse will work as a study coordinator on the CRF, coordinating clinical trial delivery and supporting the research service within the CRF. The post will require you to be responsible for assessing and managing care pathways for patients and carers participating in clinical trials. This will involve the recruitment, education and monitoring of trial patients and the collection and documentation of accurate data, including blood and tissue samples. You will work collaboratively with the wider multi-disciplinary team in the management of your own caseload of clinical trial patients and studies. The role involves using an in-depth knowledge of trial protocols and their application in practice, alongside a working knowledge and compliance with the local, national and international research regulations. This post would suit someone with a clinical background in nursing with a hands-on background in clinical trials/research. The ability to work confidently and autonomously is essential.

A band 5 role for will be considered to the right candidate if you do not have all the required experience for this post. This will allow you to progress your way up to a band 6 once all the knowledge and experience is gathered.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Cheryl Pavel (CRF team lead)

  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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.

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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

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

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