Job descriptionWe require an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the NHS Fife Research & Development Team within the Research, Innovation & Knowledge Department to work across the organisation to support R&D research nurses and clinical investigators to run clinical research studies within NHS Fife. Activities will include involvement in supporting and monitoring of research participants, undertaking some clinical tasks, some basic laboratory work and the collection and documentation of accurate research data. You will provide a comprehensive administrative support service and will work collaboratively with local NHS Fife investigators and the wider multi-disciplinary teams in the management of your own workload, with supervision from the existing R&D research nurses. The post will be supported by the R&D team and based within Research & Development, Queen Margaret Hospital but with an expectation to work at VHK and other NHS Fife sites on a regular basis. Clinical trials experience is desirable but not essential. You will have a basic knowledge of research principles, including confidentiality, randomisation procedures, informed consent, and ethical issues. Attention to detail, strong administrative, organisational and communication skills in addition to excellent IT skills and a methodical approach are key requirements, along with a proven ability to work as part of a team. Ability to regularly travel throughout NHS Fife is essential. This post will be on a 21 month basis in the first instance with the potential for extension based on activity. Applications on a secondment basis will be considered providing you have agreement from your current line manager. For further information please contact: Karen Gray, Lead Nurse, Research and Development 07867 331576 or [email protected] or Mandy Couser, Team Lead and Senior Stroke Research Nurse, [email protected] 01592 643355 x24462. NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.
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