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Research Assistant / Research Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health
Band 6
Fixed Term - 12 Months
37.5 hours per week
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CORP CLRN Allocations
£34,961 to £42,010 pa inc HCA
27/10/2019 23:59
Interview date

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.

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Applicant requirements

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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Contact Name: Karin ALBANI

Contact Telephone Number: 020 7540 4380