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Band 6 Research Sister

Employer
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Inherited Metabolic Disorders (IMD) Department cares for patients with rare diseases, some of which affect a small number of people across the world. Due to the nature of rare diseases, care and treatment options may be limited due to an incomplete understanding of the disease. Research in IMD is centred on improving patient care and treatment options.

Inherited Metabolic Disorders and treatment for these patients is a small but a rapidly advancing area of medicine. The IMD Research Team offers a unique opportunity to deliver a variety of therapeutic clinical research drug trials including Phase 1 Gene Therapy to a unique group of patients, both local and nationally.

This post offers the opportunity to utilize your research knowledge and to lead on complex IMD research trials. You will have regular contact with patients and be involved in novel research which offers these patients who have limited treatment options, new therapies that could make a real difference to their lives

The well-being and safety of our research participants is at the heart of all we do, as is our confidence that the data we provide is accurate and reproducible.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be allocated a number of studies for which they will act as lead nurse, they will be required to recruit and consent patients, and provide follow up research care in line with the study protocol. You will need excellent communication skills and IT skills, with the ability to perform data entry. You will need to be organised and able to work autonomously and plan and prioritise your workload.

Essential Criteria for applying for this post:

*Registered Level 1 Adult Nurse on the NMC Register

*Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC

*Substantial post registration experience working in a complex health care setting / Acute NHS care setting supervising / mentoring junior staff

*Evidence of professional /clinical knowledge in area supplemented by specialist clinical and or managerial training and CPD

*Relevant and recent clinical experience within research or Inherited metabolic disorders including the supervision /education of junior staff

*Experience of mentoring undergraduate students

*Evidence of ability to lead /coordinate a shift /area of department

*Experience in learning from incidents /complaints and supporting changes in practice.

*Excellent Communication skills, written & verbal.

*Ability to work under pressure across competing demands

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • *Registered level 1 Adult Nurse on the NMC register


Desirable

  • *Health care management / leadership qualification.


Experience

Essential

  • *Professional portfolio which demonstrates continuing professional development, evidence of ability to maintain professional registration
  • *Substantial post registration experience working in a complex health care setting / Acute NHS care setting supervising / mentoring junior staff
  • *Evidence of professional /clinical knowledge in area supplemented by specialist clinical and or managerial training and CPD
  • *Relevant and recent clinical experience within the speciality /acute care setting, including the supervision /education of junior staff
  • *Experience of mentoring undergraduate students
  • *Evidence of ability to lead /coordinate a shift /area of department
  • *Experience in learning from incidents /complaints and supporting changes in practice.


Desirable

  • *Evidence of Research knowledge ( D)
  • *Experience of clinical trials/ studies/ research coordination (D)


Additional Criteria

Essential

  • *Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • *Approachable and friendly
  • *Supportive / Flexible
  • *Well organised
  • *Good communicator
  • *Sound clinical reasoning and decision making
  • *Ability to perform in complex and challenging situations
  • *Ability to inspire and lead a team
  • *Ability to work flexible shift pattern, where required to include rotation to day /night duty and unsocial hours according to service need


Desirable

  • TBC at appointment
  • Willingness to work core shift patterns for the area Monday to Friday with occasional out of hours /weekend working
  • OR
  • Undertake a range of shift patterns to cover 24/7 period when working as part of a peer group with occasions of out of hours / weekend working


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way

Birmingham

West Midlands

B15 2TH

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304-1082407PM

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