An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the MTW Research and Innovation Department as Trust Lead Research Nurse. We are looking for an enthusiastic nurse to lead the delivery team through what will be an exciting year of growth and development. Supporting delivery staff in the set-up and day to day running of trials, you will also work closely with the central management team to deliver new innovative ways of working, as set out in our research strategy.
You will be a strategic thinker, a pragmatic problem solver and a great communicator, with the ability to build a strong network of support, both internally and externally to drive research forward.
Main duties of the job
Provide day to day support to research delivery staff
Provide expert knowledge and support to staff in all aspects of good clinical practice in research
Be responsible for overseeing and monitoring progress of the portfolio of research activity for the Trust
Support the timely set up and delivery of both NIHR and investigator led studies.
Lead the annual research business planning process to accurately forecast research studies and activity.
Support the development of a new, dynamic delivery team and an increasingly devolved research function
Liaise with wider nursing and AHP staff to promote and develop research active staff across the trust.
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.
The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 500,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.
The Trust’s core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients – the first of its kind in the country.
We employ over 6,500 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.
18 April 2023
Agenda for change
£48,526 to £54,619 a year pa pro rata
Full-time, Flexible working
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.
Following your Corporate Induction you will be expected to attend the Trusts 2-week Induction Programme for RNs, NAs, RMs, ODPs and Paramedics. The programme is full-time (please email if this is problematic)and will involve travel to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area, classroom-based sessions and e-learning.
Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at Enhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)
At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.
- NMC 1st Level Registration
- Degree in Nursing or related subject
- Good Clinical Practice
- Demonstrable relevant CPD
- Masters degree
- Leadership development training
- Advanced knowledge of clinical research at practitioner and managerial level
- Previous experience of working within an oncology setting or in oncology research
- Line management experience
- Experience of teaching different levels of staff
- Leadership experience
- Experience of working across professional boundaries.
- Experience of securing a number of high recruiting studies
- Excellent communicator
- Ability to see bigger picture and support continuous development of the delivery team
- In-depth knowledge of the Research Governance Framework and legislation pertaining to clinical research in the UK
- Managerial and clinical experience of working operationally at a band 7 or above.
- Experience of dealing with challenging situations
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).