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Clinical Research Nurse/ Research Practitioner

Pennine Care NHS FT
Ashton Under Lyne
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Part Time
An opportunity has arisen for a nurse, or other registered professional to join the Research and Innovation team at Pennine Care. With a background in mental health services, you will be part of a team of nurses and research practitioners delivering innovative interventions and helping to create the knowledge base which underpins evidence based practice in the trust and beyond. This is a varied role which requires excellent communication skills, experience of working with people with mental health problems and attention to detail in an expanding department

Main duties of the job

Ensure that research procedures are carried out according to approved protocol, guidelines and legislationProvide complex research related information to research participants and their families / carers when carrying out a research procedureAssist participants with the completion of questionnaires or interventions as appropriate, in consideration of individual needTo be aware of the psychological/emotional needs of the patient/carer, responding and reporting appropriatelyTo assess patient condition, clinical situations and report as necessaryTo maintain confidentiality regarding patients, families and carers at all times. Communicate and liaise effectively with members of the multidisciplinary and research teams within and external to the Trust, providing and receiving complex or sensitive informationLiaise with the Chief Investigator in regards to the on-going support and feasibility of the project. Maintain and provide up-to-date project and recruitment information for the projectTo manage and prioritise own workload and tasks, working to appropriate deadlines and targets setEnsure that appropriate facilities and resources are available as required per research visitActively promote the research study and other research opportunities to staff and services

Act as an ambassador for the R& I DepartmentMaintain a working knowledge of current research governance, practices and legislationPresent at conferences, study days and meetings when required

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the main job description and person specification for more detailed information on this post.

Person Specification



  • Educated to relevant degree level or demonstrable equivalent experience (Incl. NMC 1st Level Registration if clinically registered) o Clinical Research Practitioner applicants only: Registration on the Academy for Healthcare Science Clinical Research Practitioner Accredited Register o Short courses and experience to post graduate diploma level


  • ICH GCP training o Formal Research Training (including as part of degree course)



  • Experience working in an NHS or healthcare environment with service user contact


  • Previous research experience



  • o Ability to collate information and produce written reports o Able to organise and prioritise own workload, work under pressure and to tight deadlines o Use of initiative and ability to work unsupervised o Ability to produce accurate, well presented work with a quick turn around Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of staff o Excellent attention to detail



  • Knowledge of office software packages, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access o Knowledge and appreciation of governance, risk and confidentiality issues o Understanding of NHS agenda and primary care community services


  • Knowledge of NHS Research Governance procedures and the Research Governance Framework

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Trust HQ

225, Old Street

Ashton Under Lyne


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