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0-19 & AHP Clinical Research Practitioner

Employer
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Harrogate
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 May 2024

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We have a unique and exciting opportunity for a motivated Allied Health Professional with significant clinical experience to join our team. The post holder will work across the 0-19, AHP and the R& I team to support clinical research. The post holder will work with the corporate research and innovation team in managing and coordinating research activity within AHP professions across Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust. Working under the direction of the Trust AHP Strategic Lead and Research and Innovation manager, they will be responsible for leading AHPs in the development of a training and education programme to support staff involved in research projects. The post holder will be required to possess a clear overview strategically and operationally to assist in the growth of research across AHPs within Health and Social Care

You will also have the chance to play a key role in development of the wider research workforce across the trust, community, public health and social care area, including the development and delivery of a strategy to ensure the value of research is clear to all trust members.

In return for all the above we will offer you great support, coaching, mentoring and development in a caring management team. This is a chance to be involved in the development of a department into something great and provides the chance for the right individual to really progress their own carer and opportunities for the future.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work with the corporate research and innovation team in managing and coordinating research activity within the 0-19 and AHP professions across Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust. Working under the direction of the research and Innovation Manager, they will be responsible for leading the 0-19 trust staff and AHPs in the development of a training and education programme to support staff involved in research projects. The post holder will be required to possess a clear overview strategically and operationally to assist in the growth of research across the 0-19 and AHP workforce area within Health and Social Care.
  • To support research education and foster a culture of evidence based practice, research and personal development.
  • Through effective leadership & role modelling, be able to inspire, motivate & empower others. Offer professional guidance and support to clinical staff.
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues in health, social care, local authority and other agencies.
  • To ensure the efficient and effective use of resources available within the team.
  • To work with other members of the team in the development of the service.
  • To ensure Clinical Governance is integral to service delivery within the specialty area.
  • To represent the 0-19 and AHP professions regionally regarding research
  • To contribute to the Research and Innovation Department strategic aims


About us

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (HDFT) provides a wide range of services to the population of Harrogate and its surrounding district. The resident population served is approximately 200,000 and the hospital has approximately 300 beds.

HDFT is a partner organisation in the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network (YHCRN) is committed to supporting research activity as part of the service it provides. In addition, as an NHS organisation, it aims to ensure that as many patients and staff as possible have the opportunity to take part in research. To deliver research activity HDFT has an established Research and Innovation department which sits in the Corporate Services directorate. The Research department receives funding from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) via the regional clinical research network host for the delivery of research activity.

The Research department is led by the Associate Medical Director (AMD) for Research and Innovation and is managed by the R& I Manager. Delivery of research is supported by the departments of Finance, Pharmacy, Pathology and Radiology.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Acting as a role model, employ professional behaviours that encourages and coaches 0-19 and AHP staff to challenge their current competencies, whilst seeking opportunities to enhance their roles.
  • Proactively maintain and foster clear lines of communication between the clinical Staff and the research and innovation team.
  • Arrange and chair quarterly Clinical AHP research meetings, provide performance Data ensuring agreed actions are minuted and reviewed.
  • To establish lines of communication with the multidisciplinary team to promote and oversee the appropriate referral and recruitment of patients to research within the Trusts for which the post holder has a designated responsibility.
  • To establish and maintain excellent working relationships and effective communication channels with other Health Care Professionals at HDFT and with the research team.
  • Liaise with various groups and individuals such as Investigators, Sponsors, Funders, Industry Leads, Universities, Managers and Research in both primary and secondary care settings.
  • To establish and maintain good channels of communication with other Networks, Hospitals and Trusts, non-commercial organisations and sponsors.
  • Represent the Trust at internal and external meetings and conferences as required.
  • To work independently and autonomously without direct supervision.
  • Take an active role in service developments through the use of peer review, audit, evaluation of outcome measures etc.
  • To recommend changes/improvements to the service as required.
  • To communicate complex information to both other staff/patients/relatives, taking action to make improvements where indicated.
  • Proactively engage and implement any recommendations from findings of patient and carer surveys and national reports linked to clinical care and patient safety.
  • Actively encourage staff to take part in staff surveys. Proactively engage and undertake any recommendations from findings of staff surveys

Research, Education and Development
  • To deliver and support clinical research within the 0-19 workforce and clinical AHPs and the wider organization.
  • To support both the 0-19 workforce and clinical AHPs across directorates and individuals to embed an active Research culture.
  • To provide highly expert research leadership for 0-19 staff and clinical AHPs.
  • To cascade and share complex information, updates and opportunities related to clinical Executive Director of Nursing, Midwifery & AHPs, Trust AHP Strategic Lead, AHP Clinical Research Lead (this post). Research and clinical academic schemes with colleagues.
  • To provide a monthly research update to the Trust AHP Professional Leads and Research & Innovation manager.
  • Be willing to dedicate time to promoting clinical research and clinical academic schemes across clinical services and to be the lead for training & education to 0-19 and AHPs in research methodology on a regular basis.
  • To lead/chair the Clinical Therapy Research group and any other relevant groups.
  • To provide a quarterly research update for the Trust R& I governance group.
  • To use high levels of negotiation skills and to liaise with external sponsors as required.
  • To employ high levels of analytical and judgmental skills to set the work plan, deliver key objectives/KPIs & priorities for the 0-19 workforce and AHP professions.

Clinical Governance, Quality and Standards
  • To ensure high standards and continuity of care for research participants during the study and maintain lines of communication.
  • To work closely with all members of the multi-disciplinary teams in which research activity is taking place.
  • To be aware of clinical governance and clinical risk issues, reporting their concerns as per Trust policy
  • To be involved in the monitoring of practice standards and the application of national guidelines and legislation relating to areas of research practice.
  • To be involved with the setting and monitoring of local policies and guidelines relevant areas of research practice.
  • To contribute to the management of complaints received by the team in line with the Trust Policy.
  • Further develop networks locally, regionally and more nationally to learn from best practice.


Person Specification

Essential and Desirable

Essential

  • Registered with Health Professions Council or NMC
  • Minimum of 5 years clinical experience.
  • Advanced level of clinical research & reasoning skills commensurate with the grade
  • At least 2 years' experience of student/staff supervision.
  • Presentation and teaching skills


Desirable

  • Previous experience working with NIHR or trust research dept. CRN
  • Evidence of leadership or management qualification
  • Evidence of leading research projects/QI/Service developments
  • Mentor, coaching or teaching qualification
  • - Research - evidence of Good clinical practice training


Employer details

Employer name

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Harrogate District Foundation Trust

50 Lancaster Park Road

Harrogate

HG2 7SX

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