Clinical Research Fellow- Virtual Ward+ Fraility

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Truro Business Park- Threemilestone
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata/per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Are you interested in the opportunity to deliver a research and evaluation project about Virtual Wards with an opportunity to develop your clinical skills in frailty and falls assessment alongside a Nurse Consultant?

The successful candidate will work with a range of stakeholders to co-produce, plan, prepare, and deliver the study using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research or CFIR.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake evidence and literature reviews, secure all study approvals with the University of Plymouth and NHS, meeting good governance requirements to conduct research, lead the recruitment and delivery of focus groups and other data capturing methods, prepare the data for analysis as well as analysing the date and reporting it. Reporting will be written (include poster and journal publication) and with verbal presentation to support dissemination of findings.

The successful candidate will be supervised by the co-directors of the Clinical School and work closely with a multi-disciplinary project oversight group and receive mentorship and coaching, alongside training and development to successfully deliver the study, while growing new skills and competencies in research delivery.

Main duties of the job

The successful Candidate will work with the Consultant Nurse/Service Evaluation Lead to deliver an externally funded service evaluation of the monitoring used in the Virtual Wards in Cornwall. This will include a scoping review, interviews with patients, carers and clinicians, analysis of data and writing up and publication of project reports. Specialist research skills in evidence review and synthesis and qualitative research methods will be required. .

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications and Relevant Experience


  • Holds first level Degree


  • Masters Level

Education / Qualifications and Relevant Experience


  • Holds up to date Good Clinical Practice certificate


  • Teaching qualification

Skills and Aptitude


  • Knowledge of research regulatory requirements -GCP, Research Governance Framework.


  • Research delivery experience

Education / Qualifications and Relevant Experience


  • Knowledge of research regulatory requirements -GCP, Research Governance Framework


  • Post-graduate research module(s)

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


First Floor Offices

Building A, Green Court

Truro Business Park- Threemilestone


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