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Vacancy details

Research Nurse (CRN Wessex)

Contract: One year secondment

Working pattern: Full-time

Salary: £25,655 to £31,534 (Band 5)

Closing date: Friday 5 November

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This one year secondment is an opportunity for a Registered Mental Health Nurse to join the multidisciplinary team at the Memory Assessment and Research Centre (MARC), Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and to support our research on commercial and non-commercial research trials for people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Dementia. The successful applicant will work on all aspects of the study protocols including Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products (CTIMPS) that will involve regular research clinics at Moorgreen hospital as well as other locations. The research nurse would have extensive training for each trial and must work to the highest research governance standard (ICH, GCP).

A key dimension within this role involves excellent communication skills. The post holder will give specialist dementia advice and specific research information to health professional colleagues, potential participants and their carer’s. During research clinics the research nurse will help co-ordinate visits as per protocol which will include clinic preparation, cognitive testing and carer interviews, blood/ CSF processing and follow up of clinical issues. The post holder will be responsible for maintaining good links with Sponsor companies as well as healthcare professionals and appropriate agencies that may refer patients to potentially participate in specific research trials.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work with limited supervision and to organise their workload and priorities. They will need to be computer literate and produce work to a high standard of accuracy, quality and presentation.

MARC is a friendly but busy team and therefore a team player with a sense of humour, positive attitude to work and a flexible approach to this important role will be essential.

We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal opportunities. We strongly encourage candidates to read all available information to support their application, please use the application form to demonstrate that you meet the requirements laid out in the job description and person specification.

Previous applicants need not apply within a six month period for the same role.

A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment; costs associated with this will be reimbursed, subject to taxation in line with guidance from HMRC.

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.


Southern Health Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.