Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Research Nurse or Research Assistant

Band 6

Main area
Psychological Medicine
Band 6
Fixed Term - 1 Year
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£26,565 to £35,577 pa
25/02/2018 23:59

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


We are looking for two highly motivated and enthusiastic research nurses / research assistants to join the Oxford Psychological Medicine team. You will work with clinicians and researchers on The HOME Study, a major NIHR funded multicentre clinical trial led by Professor Michael Sharpe and Dr Jane Walker.

You will play a vital role in recruiting patients, carers and healthcare professionals to take part in the study and will also administer study assessments for both physical and mental health and collect information from participants’ medical records. You will be based at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and will also spend some time at the Horton Hospital, Banbury.

You will take part in a comprehensive induction and training programme and receive regular supervision from senior clinical researchers. Experience in clinical research or working in a general hospital is desirable but not essential. This post would be suitable for a registered general or mental health nurse, allied health professional or psychology or medical sciences graduate.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Dr Jane Walker, Senior Clinical Researcher and Consultant Psychiatrist at jane.walker2@ouh.nhs.uk

Closing Date: 25th February 2018
Interviews will be held on 8th March 2018

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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

Dr Jane Walker, Senior Clinical Researcher and Consultant Psychiatrist at jane.walker2@ouh.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 2 28726