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Perinatal Research Nurse

Band 8a

Main area
Mental Health
Band 8a
Fixed-term - 4 months
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
CORP Perinatal Women from EMG
£49,349 to £55,562 pa inc HCA
26/08/2019 23:59
Interview date

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

East London NHS Foundation Trust is seeking a researcher to undertake the role of perinatal matron/research nurse on the PAAM study (Acceptability and accessibility of perinatal mental health services to women from ethnic minorities), funded by NIHR. The role will be for 4 months full time or 8 months part-time. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest ever studies on acceptability and accessibility of perinatal mental health services in an outstanding NHS Trust and a vibrant World Health Organisation collaborating research centre. The post will suit applicants with experience of working with and supporting service users in NHS mental health services. Knowledge and understanding of perinatal mental health is desirable and the post may be of interest to newly qualified research nurses.

The overall aim of the PAAM study is to contribute to improving the care provided to women from ethnic minority backgrounds who experience mental health problems in the perinatal period. This will be achieved by exploring the acceptability of perinatal mental health services for women from ethnic minorities and the pathways they use to access them.

The post-holder will assist ELFT PAAM research team (Professor Priebe and Dr Jovanovic) in completing service evaluation by reviewing medical record in line with service evaluation protocol. The post holder will work collaboratively with the research delivery team and the wider multi-disciplinary perinatal team. The role involves working knowledge and compliance with the local, national and international research regulations; ability to quickly learn and apply new concepts; managing and organizing work as required; effective communication skills; and leading on creating an environment that promotes critical reflection to improve care outcomes utilising evidence based practice and embedding QI. This post would suit someone with a clinical background in perinatal mental health, with a desire to engage with hands-on clinical /research/service evaluation.

The post-holder will also be responsible for entering research data and may be required to assist in data analysis and the publication and dissemination of findings. Regular supervision will be provided by Dr Nikolina Jovanovic, co-applicant of PAAM study and line management supervision will be provided by Team manager with support from R&D department.

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'.

This year, East London NHS Foundation Trust has been rated outstanding for the second time by the Care Quality Commission. In 2015, it was ranked the Best Place to Work for mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the HSJ annual awards and voted Trust of the Year in the HSJ Patient Safety Awards. The Trust is proud to be leading the way in providing an exceptional environment to work in and for the care it provides to the local communities we serve.

Please note the following important information:

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 in the week of this advert closing. Please ensure you are available to attend, should you be shortlisted for this role.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Displayed Contact Name: Nikolina Jovanovic

Displayed Contact Telephone Number: 020 7540 4380 x 2320