Clinical Research Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Critical Care / ED research
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Fixed Term for 12 months
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
349-RES-0330
Site
CMFT
Town
Greater Manchester
Salary
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
Closing
29/09/2017 23:59

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) will join together to create a new Foundation Trust in October 2017 which will be named Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust; subject to required approvals.   Following this, the plan is for North Manchester General Hospital (which is currently part of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust) to join the new organisation around 12-18 months later.

As a result of this plan, it’s such an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth of opportunity. Our new organisation will provide a single hospital service across the city of Manchester and in 12- 18 months will also include the services currently provided by North Manchester General Hospital.  These changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the people of Manchester. 

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) will join together to create a new Foundation Trust in October 2017 which will be named Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust; subject to required approvals. Following this, the plan is for North Manchester General Hospital (which is currently part of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust) to join the new organisation around 12-18 months later.

As a result of this plan, it’s such an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth of opportunity. Our new organisation will provide a single hospital service across the city of Manchester and in 12- 18 months will also include the services currently provided by North Manchester General Hospital. These changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the people of Manchester.


Are you interested in an exciting new career in clinical research?


We’re looking for a full time (37.5 hrs. /wk.) Band 6 Clinical Research Nurse for a 12 month fixed term contract, to coordinate, facilitate and deliver clinical research studies within Critical Care/Emergency Department at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT).

You’ll be joining the EMERGING (Critical Care/ED) research team, a diverse team of research nurses, doctors and trials staff at CMFT who provide high quality care and support all patients and their relatives taking part in research.

In order to facilitate research delivery within this often unpredictable cohort of patients and speciality. It is essential the Emerging research team adopt a very flexible approach to working patterns to meet the demands of the service.

The emergency department has a Clinical Decision Unit, Minor Injuries Unit run by Emergency Nurse Practitioners as well as a 15 bedded majors area, a minor’s assessment area and a 6 bedded resuscitation room. Adult Critical Care Services comprises a 20 bed General Intensive Care Unit and 20 bed General High Dependency Unit. Both units are multidisciplinary admitting patients following elective surgery, all general and surgical emergencies requiring HDU or ICU care as well as providing a tertiary service to other units in the region with specialties including; Haematology, Vascular Surgery, Renal Medicine/Transplant and Head and Neck Surgery.


Clinical research at CMFT


CMFT is a leading provider of tertiary and specialist healthcare services treating over one million patients each year.

Our Research and Innovation Division is dedicated to driving continuous improvement in the care our patients receive through clinical research. We support some 300 principal investigators, who undertake research across a diverse range of clinical areas, spread across seven hospitals and community services, to deliver improved diagnostics, treatments and devices for patients in Manchester and beyond.

CMFT has a large research portfolio, with excellent facilities and internationally renowned researchers; we have a global reputation for conducting and delivering pioneering research.


What we’re looking for

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic nurse who is capable of contributing to the development and delivery of emergency medicine/critical care within our research team.

You will take a proactive approach in managing clinical research studies including developing study procedures and practice, gaining consent and approvals and recruiting patients, alongside clinical duties including providing the highest quality patient care and collecting samples. In addition to this, you may need to coordinate with other sites within the UK, and this may occasionally requires traveling.

You will be instrumental in implementing study objectives and will provide dedicated support to ensure that studies are delivered to time and target. You will be the main point of contact for study principal investigators, sponsors and patients and so effective communication and team working skills are essential. You will be involved in ensuring that research undertaken at CMFT safeguards the well-being of patients and is undertaken within ICH Good Clinical Practice Guidelines. You will also have opportunities to showcase your work and will at all times be an ambassador of research at CMFT, at internal and external events.

Prior clinical research nursing experience is not essential, but advantageous. You will be educated to a degree level; you will have experience of nursing in critical care or the emergency medicine setting and have First Level registration RN (adult). Comprehensive training and an induction programme will be provided for successful candidates. We will also ensure that you have tailored, individual personal development plans with support for further training. Opportunities for developing new research and clinical skills are available and actively encouraged.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Richard Clark
Senior Clinical Research Nurse - Emerging
0161 276 6777
richard.clark@cmft.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
Manchester
M13 9WL
Telephone
0161 276 4797