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Research Assistant / Research Nurse

Job Reference: 363-CP5818

Employer:
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Mental Health
Location:
CORP CLRN Allocations, LONDON
Salary:
£34,961 to £42,010 pa inc HCA

This is an exciting time for ELFT. Our vision is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive – so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.


The East London NHS Foundation Trust is seeking a full-time Research Assistant or Research Nurse for an initial period of 12 months with the potential that funding could be renewed annually.

The key purpose of this post is to support the Trust in achieving the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) targets and Key Performance Indicators. The post-holder will assist the Trust to increase, facilitate, and sustain the delivery of NIHR CRN portfolio studies at ELFT.

The main duties of the post-holder will be identifying, recruiting and supporting patients through the research process as well as providing support as necessary to study teams and clinicians. He or she will actively promote research amongst clinicians, service users and the wider NHS.

Additionally the post-holder will be responsible for collecting, analysing and reporting on research data pertaining to specific projects. The post-holder will undertake statistical data analysis using complex methods and established software packages and be involved in the publication and dissemination/utilisation of findings.

The successful candidate will be familiar with participant recruitment and the collection, management and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data; research experience in the mental health field is desirable.

The Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry, with which the post is affiliated, is designated a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre the only one in the world specifically for 'mental health services development'. It is one of a small network of selected centres that are involved in writing the European Mental Health Action Plan.

Your supporting statement must start with three reasons to shortlist me and in no less than 300 words give those reasons. If this section is not included you will not be considered for shortlisting.

Interviews will be held Monday, 4 November 2019.




Making Things Better

Quality Improvement is a key part of our work to improve and refine how we do things. We have a global reputation for our quality improvement work and we don’t stand still!

We launched our Five Year Strategy in April 2019. This complements the NHS Long Term Strategy and sets out our direction of travel. We want to improve the health of the populations we serve, improve their experience of care, improve staff experience and improve value. Working with our communities and partners is to key to achieving this.

Aiming High

We were rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC in 2016, and were proud to be rated ‘Outstanding’ again in 2018. We were named in the HSJ’s Top 10 best places to work in healthcare and were voted Provider Trust of the Year in 2018.

Staff and Service Users United

We strive to ensure that staff feel valued by the Trust and as they are truly pivotal in delivering better outcomes for our patients and service users. Our aspiration is to help to make the NHS the best place to work. This Trust is clinician-led and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services. We pride ourselves on our service user involvement.

What Next?

If you like the sound of us, don’t waste a moment.

As part of our recruitment process we may be required to share information you provide on the application form with NHS Protect and/or other organisations for the purpose of the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of fraud or any other unlawful activity affecting the NHS.

If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please consider that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. You must provide professional email addresses for all referees as we will contact them as soon as an offer has been made. Please note we do not request references prior to interviews. All applications made through NHS Jobs account will be processed by TRAC System. Please note that some emails may go to your spam/junk mailbox so make sure you check this regularly.


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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