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Clinical Research Nurse/Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health
Band 6
Fixed Term (Until 31st December 2020)
37.50 hours per week
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Hellesdon Hospital
Band 6
21/08/2019 23:59

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

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Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time Band 6 clinically-registered staff member (Mental Health Nurse, Learning Disabilities Nurse, Allied Health Professional) to work in the Research Department with the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

You will be an experienced clinician with an interest in learning more about clinical research, and are passionate about meeting the needs of our service users by providing high-quality support and care. You will have particular experience and passion working with young people and their families. 

You will join the growing Research Delivery Team, working on a new National Institute of Health Research funded study called iCALM - Interpersonal Counselling for Adolescent Depression. 

The post-holder will be responsible for ensuring that research participants’ recruitment procedures, treatments, assessments, follow-ups and data collections are delivered according to approved research protocols and policies. 

In addition to participant support, you will also have the opportunity to join in a programme of service improvement projects and will be part of a large regional clinical research community in the Eastern region. Experience of clinical research is not required, and full training about research practice will be provided. 

The position will cover work on research projects across Norfolk and Suffolk (In participant homes, educational facilities), and some work in non-NHS settings will be required, so the ability and willingness to travel independently is essential. 

The post is available for 1.0 WTE (37.5 hours per week) at a Band 6 level until 31st December 2020. The exact working hours across the week can be negotiated individually to support work-life priorities. 

For more information about specific duties, please read the 'Supplementary Information' Document. 

NSFT Research is a national award-nominated department which supports clinical teams, academics and user representatives to develop and deliver high-quality and clinically relevant research projects. The department comprises 7 multidisciplinary teams with underlying management support. 

Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interview dates are to be confirmed, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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NSFT is committed to lifelong learning and continuous professional development (CPD) for its entire staff. There are a variety of definitions of CPD across the professions but it is usually taken to mean learning activities which update existing skills.

CPD is determined through appraisal with a personal development plan agreed between an individual and their manager, with the commitment of the necessary time and resources.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Deputy Research Managers:

Kayte Russell

Kathryn Janes 


iCALM Leads:

Brioney Gee

Tim Clarke