Senior Clinical Trials Assistant

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
December 05, 2022
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Senior Clinical Trials Assistant Band 4

Main area

Research

Grade

Band 4

Contract

Permanent

Hours

Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job ref

188-OTH3173-A

Site

Southampton General Hospital

Town

Southampton

Salary

£23,949 - £26,282 pa

Salary period

Yearly

Closing

05/12/2022 23:59

Interview date

16/12/2022
Job overview

Have you worked directly with and cared for patients, and have completed the Care Certificate or other relevant qualification in healthcare? We have an opportunity for a Senior Clinical Trials Assistant to join our team, to start or further a career in research delivery. Research experience is desirable, but not essential as full training will be given.

Working in the Research Team you will join an enthusiastic, driven and caring team, to help provide support to embed research teams across the Trust for new and existing studies. Our team participates in research within many different specialities and areas across the Trust and there are opportunities to gain knowledge and experience within a speciality.

Main duties of the job

YOUR MAIN DUTIES

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.

Working for our organisation

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

WHAT YOU'LL DO

This is an exciting opportunity to join research team to help deliver commercial & NIHR portfolio studies. We are dedicated in providing high quality, patient centred clinical research at Southampton, delivering research across a wide portfolio of specialities. If you would like to take pride and ownership in giving patients the opportunity to take part in high quality ethical clinical research, this could be a very interesting opportunity for you.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

Enthusiasm, self-motivation, flexibility and drive will be required to ensure the success of this post. You will be involved in all aspects of the research process from study start-up, recruitment and delivery, to close out of a study. You will need to have an excellent level of written and verbal communication skill. IT skills would also be advantageous. You will work in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams, implementing studies to translate scientific discoveries into improved patient outcomes. No research experience is necessary as all training and development will be provided; we have an excellent induction and ongoing education programme.

Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • Educated to ‘A' level or equivalent
  • Complete Care Certificate or NVQ3/ foundation degree in Healthcare-related subject
  • Desirable criteria
  • Experience of clinical research
  • ICH-GCP trained
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Significant relevant experience in a patient-facing healthcare clinical role
  • Administrative experience
  • IT literate in Microsoft Office software (including Word and Excel)
  • Experience of data management
  • Desirable criteria
  • Acute hospital experience
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Interest in clinical research
  • Ability to work under own initiative and independently outside the department without direct supervision
  • Able to prioritise tasks and cope with deadlines
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of people and demonstrate customer care skills
  • Desirable criteria
  • Venesection experience/ willingness to learn
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • An understanding of confidentiality issues
  • Desirable criteria
  • Teamwork activities
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal thinkuhs.co.uk where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

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    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

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    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 200.3KB)
  • Person Specification (PDF, 239.8KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact

    Name

    Jisha Jacob
    

    Job title

    Senior Research Sister
    

    Email address

    [email protected]
    

    Telephone number

    0238120 3555
    
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