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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/12/2019.

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Research Nurse

Job Reference: 358-2098429-COR

University Hospitals of Leicester
Research,University Hospitals of Leicester
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an experienced registered nurse to join the Research & Innovation (R&I) research delivery workforce at University Hospitals of Leicester.

University Hospitals of Leicester hosts the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre and the NIHR Clinical Research Facilities including the Hope Facility, a centre of excellence in oncology and haematology research and the Clinical Renal Research Unit, a leading centre in national recruitment of patients in clinical trials. In partnership with University of Leicester and Loughborough University, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust have been awarded a total of £12.7 million from 2017-2022 for a Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and a Clinical Research Facility (CRF) by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The five year funding package will see the continuation of specialist research in respiratory, cardiovascular and lifestyle research whilst the CRF will support the continuation of research programmes across other areas such as emergency care, MSK, gastroenterology, hepatology, dementia, renal, surgery, children and women.

There are close relationships between the BRC Themes, University of Leicester and UHL clinical areas across the 3 sites. Funding from the Clinical Research Network (CRN) will support the delivery of research programmes across all specialties at UHL.

We offer an outstanding infrastructure for research, key strengths are:

  • The Leicester Diabetes Centre is committed to growing international research, education and innovation, and is one of the largest facilities in Europe for conducting first class clinical research in diabetes.
  • A cardiovascular translational medicine facility (TMF)
  • Clinical Research Facilities (cardiovascular, respiratory, lifestyle) including renal research satellite dialysis sites
  • A state of the art imaging service
  • A strong informatics platform
  • The Leicester Cardiovascular Bio-resource (LCB).
  • The Hope Clinical Trials Facility is a dedicated area for patients participating in clinical research studies, particularly those at the early stages of development.
  • The Research Space (Adult & Children) is a dedicated day care research area providing the highest quality research support facilities and service for the benefit of all patients within the NHS

All research facilities are designed to deliver clinical effectiveness, safety and a positivepatient/volunteer experience in a consistent way.

We will welcome applications from clinical nurses (clinical research experience is not necessary as full training will be provided)

For further details / informal visits contact:

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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.

UK Registration

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

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