Neonatal Research Nurse

Job ID: 813004
Location: Dudley
Category: Research
Salary: 26,565- 35,577 negotiable
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Job Reference: 253-A-17-30912A

Employer:Dudley Group NHS Foundation TrustDepartment:Research & DevelopmentLocation:DudleySalary:26,565- 35,577

This is an exciting opportunity, as an enthusiastic nurse/midwife to join our research department. This position offers a unique opportunity to combine your clinic skills working with children and families in the hospital with an opportunity to participate and lead on innovative research in this field.
Working across commercial and non-commercial NIHR portfolio adopted studies, you will work with the wider multidisciplinary teams including the Principal investigators and study sponsors to deliver a seamless research pathway for patients. You will be involved in the day to day running of clinical trials which involve recruitment, treatment and monitoring, sample collection and processing; data collection and providing support to the enrolled patients and their families at Russell's Hall Hospital.
The post holder will also be required to travel between other West Midlands hospitals with neonatal units (approx. 8 sites - with main focus on travel to Birmingham Children's Hospital; New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton; Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and Shrewsbury & Telford NHS Trust), collecting the data of infants recruited into a wide range of recognised neonatal NIHR portfolio studies.
Excellent time management skills, ability to manage your own workload, flexibility and good communication skills will be key for this role.
What's in it for you?
-Opportunities to develop your clinical and research skills, and be part of a wider research community.
- Build collaborations with other hospital Trusts in the region
- Opportunities to work in a variety of specialties
- Opportunities to be involved in nurse led research
- Work as a highly valued member of the R & D Team in this emerging research specialty
This role will be pivotal in supporting the expansion and growth of the portfolio of neonatal research across the region.
Based in the heart of the Black Country, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of hospital and adult community services as well as a full range of secondary care services and some specialist services to the populations of Dudley, significant parts of the Sandwell borough along with a small, but growing group of communities in South Staffordshire and Wyre Forest. We were also one of the first hospital trusts in the area to be awarded the coveted Foundation Trust status in 2008.
The Trust is one of the top performing trusts in the country for consistently exceeding the 4 hour target, placing us in the top ten nationally. We provide excellent care to our patients who consistently rate us with 4.5 out of 5 stars on NHS Choices. Of our inpatients who take part in the Friends and Family Test, 98 per cent would recommend us. We have excellent staff engagement and hold regular events throughout the year that put staff at the centre of change and innovation
The Trust currently serves a population of around 450,000 people from three hospital sites at Russells Hall Hospital, Guest Outpatient Centre in Dudley and Corbett Outpatient Centre in Stourbridge. The Trust also provides specialist adult community based care in patients' homes and in more than 40 centres in the Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council community providing excellent generic and specialist care closer to home, thereby proactively avoiding hospital admissions.
Our hospitals are among some of the most technologically advanced in the country, where state-of-the-art equipment and modern, purpose-built buildings combine to create the highest standards of patient care.
In a year we:-
* Deliver 4,700 babies
* See around 500,000 outpatients
* Treat almost 100,000 patients in our emergency department
* Maintain our 13,000 Public Members
In the last 2 years we have won the following awards:-
* Nurse Leader of the Year Award (Nursing Times Awards 2015)
* The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, Acute, Community and/or Primary Care Services Redesign Award (HSJ Awards 2015)
* Outstanding Neurologist in Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Award, (QuDoS in MS Awards 2015)
* The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, CHKS Top Hospital Award 2016 (CHKS Top Hospital Awards 2016 and 2017).
* Good Nurse Award (Great British Care Awards 2016)
For more information or to visit our unit please contact: Claire Phillips, R & D Manager, Tel: 01384 456111 1024;

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Job Type:Fixed term (12 months)Working pattern:Mon - FriPay Scheme:Agenda for changePay Band:6Staff Group:Nursing & Midwifery RegisteredSpecialty/Function:Neonatal

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Apply for this jobClosing Date:14/09/2017Interview Date:06/09/2017Contact Name:Claire PhillipsEmail Address:claire.phillips8@nhs.netTelephone:01384 456111 ext 1024

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