The RD&I department is seeking a Research Information Officer to provide a complete and comprehensive sponsor research service, for health care professionals across all RCHT sites, to determine best practice and inform policy, planning and service development which will contribute to the home grown research knowledge base.
The main focus of the post is to manage the RCHT sponsored studies portfolio by documenting and collating data to monitor research studies, advising researchers of the next steps and signposting where necessary. The successful candidate will chair the Sponsor Oversight Committee ensuring RCHT research is conducted to the highest standards.
The post holder will have knowledge of clinical health research and be able to maintain accurate records, compile reports and present updates to the Senior Management Team. The post holder will represent RCHT in meetings with the Research Design Service, other NHS sites and external organisations involved in the development and conduct of RCHT sponsored research.
In addition to a comprehensive understanding of medical terminology the post holder should have knowledge of the standards and regulations governing the conduct of health research with extensive knowledge of research processes within the NHS.
We are seeking a flexible, proactive, team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills. The successful candidate will be expected to work autonomously, be IT literate; oraganised; be able to work to a high standard of detail and accuracy; ideally have experience with NHS clinical care systems; have previous data management and clinical research experience.
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, with a recent high rating from the Care Quality Commission.
The RCHT has a well-established research infrastructure running in excess of 300 studies across many of the specialties across the three trust sites and provide an outreach research service in the community. The growth in our research, development and innovation culture within the Trust has seen a year on year increase in the number of studies being carried out, bringing equality of research opportunities to our local population. As a department we see research as key in developing and innovating safe and effective care for patients and the research nurse is at the forefront of this process.
You will be joining a dynamic team of over 100 research staff who across the acute and community sectors have recruited in excess of 4000 patients in Cornwall in the last financial year. Each year RCHT aim to expand the portfolio to open studies in areas within the Trust that are new to research, increase our local research portfolio and attract further research to our sites.
If you feel that you can fulfil this position we would very much like to hear from you.
Please note only those applications meeting the Essential Criteria within the Person Specification will be considered.
This is a full time post working 37.5 hours per week.
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Dr Nick Morley, RD&I Assistant Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, 01872 256422