ICU Research Nurse - Bristol

North Bristol NHS Trust
Bristol (City Centre)
£26,565 - £35,577/Year
04 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Main area
NHS AfC: Band 6Contract
12 Months Fixed Term (Secondment)Hours
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ICU Research Nurse, 12-Months Secondment

North Bristol NHS Trust is the largest hospital trust in the South West, providing hospital and community healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. We are also a specialist regional centre for a number of services including neurosurgery, renal, plastics, burns, orthopaedics and we are also the Major Trauma Centre for the South West Region. Our state-of-the-art Brunel Building is one of the most modern hospitals in Europe and we have a strong international reputation for clinical excellence.

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are looking to appoint a research nurse to support the clinical research portfolio. The post holder will also support NIHR grant application by designing a database and recruiting a cohort of traumatic brain injury patients, in accordance with local, national and international legislation. The post holder will be based on the ICU and will report directly to the ICU research team including Consultant and central research nurses.

The post will entail assessing patients’ suitability, ensuring informed consent is obtained, coordinate the logistics of sampling and processing, and undertake patient assessments in accordance with study protocol. All data to be recorded, including adverse and serious adverse events, in accordance with protocol. There is an opportunity to contribute to study design and writing papers for publication. Good clinical practice training is essential but can be provided if not already held. It will be the post holder’s responsibility to work with the principle investigator to ensure studies are delivered in line with agreed targets.

This appointment is offered on a fixed term basis to accomplish a particular task or assist in defined projects which are expected to last for a discrete period of time. North Bristol Trust.

You the successful applicant will have:
•Registered General Nurse or equivalent Allied Health Professional qualification.
•Extensive experience at Band 5 or above working within an acute clinical setting.
•Well developed listening, interpersonal, time management and team working skills.
•Post graduate certificate / diploma in a health / biological sciences related area or equivalent experience.
•Experience of clinical trials methodology is preferred
•Evidence of further education / continuing professional development.
•Supervisory skills for junior members of staff.

The post holder is expected to develop skills in accordance with the RCN Competency Framework for Research Nurses. It would be an advantage to have ICU clinical experience.

If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 414 1151.This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.
Staff identify as 'At Risk' and who meet the essential shortlisting criteria of the post will be prioritised. Priority will be given to North Bristol NHS Trust employees in the first instance.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.