Research Assistant/CSO

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Main area
Administration
Grade
6
Contract
12 Months Fixed Term Contract
Hours
37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
363-CP3520-A
Site
CORP SCENE Study
Town
Luton
Salary
£26,565 to £35,577 per annum
Closing
03/06/2018 23:59
Interview date
15/06/2018

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.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


 

The East London NHS Foundation Trust is seeking a full-time Research Assistant to perform a dual role based in our Luton/Bedfordshire service area. Half the post-holders time will be dedicated to the SCENE research programme funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).  The other half will be spent supporting the Trust in achieving the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) targets and Key Performance Indicators. The post-holder will assist CRN: North Thames 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.

The post-holder will be responsible for collecting, analysing and reporting on research data pertaining to specific projects; co-facilitation and analysis of focus groups; helping to prepare grant applications to enable further investigation; as well as quantitative and qualitative assessment of patients recruited as part of an RCT. 

Additionally 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 overall aim of the SCENE programme is to improve quality of life and health outcomes for patients with psychosis through expanding their social networks. During the SCENE programme, we will refine and test a targeted, standardised intervention to expand social networks of patients with psychosis, develop a training module for different mental health professionals, and specify implementation plans in collaboration with patients and professionals.

The successful candidate will be familiar with participant recruitment and the collection, management and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data. Knowledge and understanding of psychosocial interventions and 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.

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Applicant requirements

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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