Research nurse / AHP - neurological degenerative diseases

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 The University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) has a unique and exciting opportunity for a Band 5 nurse or AHP to start to develop their career in clinical research, within the speciality of neurological degenerative disease. This unique role will enable you to develop both your research and clinical skills and knowledge for patients with conditions such as multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease and Huntington’s.

At Southampton we are dedicated to providing high quality, patient centred, clinical research, and as regional centre for neurology this is a hugely exciting and rapidly expanding area of research.

Within these environments, you will join enthusiastic, driven and caring teams in a friendly, professional working environment. The Research team is composed of multidisciplinary researchers from hospital and university backgrounds, working in collaboration with neurological clinical services, aiming to deliver a variety of studies to improve patient care and outcomes.

At UHS we have an excellent track record in clinical research. Embedded at the heart of one of the UK's largest acute teaching hospitals, our translational research facilities are where we takediscoveries and new treatments into the clinic. With state of the art facilities and a culture aimed at embedding research into everyday practice, improving healthcare for the benefit of patients is at the heart of everything we do. Southampton patients have some of the best access to new therapies and technologies in the UK and our clinical research is advancing the latest discoveries into clinic and community, driving better healthcare and changing people’s lives.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic nurse or AHP who is organized, self-motivated and aspires to further their career in clinical research. You will ideally have experience of clinical research or neurological clinical practice, though this is not essential for the role. Full research training will be given; we have an excellent induction and ongoing education programme. You will be involved in all aspects of the research process from study start-up, recruitment and delivery, to study close. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, flexibility and drive will be required to ensure the success of this post. You will need to have an excellent level of written and verbal communication skill. IT skills would also be advantageous. You will work in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams, implementing studies to translate scientific discoveries into improved patient outcomes.

We would be happy to consider this post on a secondment basis, or involving part-time hours. Successful applicants can expect a friendly working environment, professional support and the excellent development opportunities that being part of one of the largest teaching trusts in England brings. We have close links with the University of Southampton, which offers a number of Masters level courses to further the research nursing/AHP career training.

We’ve worked hard as a Trust to make improve the efficiency of our services and as a result, we are currently in financial surplus. We are one of England's largest acute teaching trusts and have recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC. In the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked;

  • Fifth in the country for staff engagement;
  • Top ten for staff feeling happy with the standard of care provided; and
  • Top 20% for staff would recommend the trust as a place to work.

If you are interested in applying for this role, we would encourage you to get in touch with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit, which is highly encouraged, using the information below.

Closing date for applications Monday the 25th February 2019 

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area, please find below a link to our website which offers guidance on finding accommodation:

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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20 February 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £23,023 - £29,608 pa pro rata GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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