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Research Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Secondment/ Fixed term for 12 months
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Royal Cornwall Hospital
£22,128 to £28,746 pa
23/01/2018 23:59




Are you interested in becoming a Research Nurse/ Rheumatology Nurse?

An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen within the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust for a combined Rheumatology/Research Nurse. The team are looking for a self-motivated, dynamic and adaptable individual who is clinically confident. The focus of this role will be to develop the individual nurse in the specialities of both Rheumatology and Research.

You will work across a range of studies including observational research, novel drug therapy and clinical interventions as well as supporting and managing patients with musculo-skeletal autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

Well-developed skills and experience in acute areas with an interest in developing your career in this specialised area will be an advantage; however, no research experience is necessary.

The position will enable the post holder to gain clinical knowledge and skills around a variety of conditions through working closely with the consultants and specialist nurses in the clinical areas and with members of the multidisciplinary team throughout the trust. The post will allow development of both specialist rheumatology and research skills under the guidance of the research and rheumatology teams. We are keen to invest in and develop our staff and a variety of training opportunities will be provided.

Under the direction of the Lead Consultants and Senior Rheumatology and Research Nurses, you will participate in the recruitment and follow up of patients to research studies and patients attending the rheumatology clinic. You will be responsible for undertaking study related procedures (as appropriate) whilst adhering to the protocol. You will be responsible for the assessment, planning and on-going care and safety of the rheumatology / research participants and will work closely with the multi-disciplinary team, referring patients for specialist care as needed. An important aspect of the role will be the maintenance of highly accurate and comprehensive records of data derived from the research studies. The post holder will be required to work autonomously with supervision and guidance of the Senior Research Nurses and Rheumatology Nurses.

The Hospital

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) is the main care provider of acute, diagnostic and outpatient services for the people of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Of the county’s 500,000 residents, 400,000 are served by our hospitals across three sites: The Royal Cornwall in Truro, St Michael’s in Hayle and West Cornwall in Penzance. RCHT also caters for a substantial tourist population visiting our beautiful countryside and beaches. Currently the hospital employs in excess of 5000 staff with a clear focus on Quality, Safety and Innovation.

If you would like to be part of this dynamic and innovative department and you feel that you can fulfil this position we would very much like to hear from you.

This position is full time working 37.5 hrs per week.

Disability confident employer

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

Fiona Hammonds Medical Surgical Research Sister on 01872 255131or Anna Fouracres Senior Research Nurse on 01872 253849.