Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Editorial Assistant and Systematic Reviewer Band 6


Main area
Pain Management
Fixed Term 12 months from 1.12.17
30 hours per week (fewer hours also considered)
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£26,565 to £35,577 per annum
19/10/2017 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 would like to invite applications for this interesting and challenging opportunity to support the day-to-day running of the editorial office, and to contribute to the development of Cochrane systematic reviews in the field of pain, and palliative and supportive care.

The Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Review Group (PaPaS) is part of Cochrane. This is an international network of individuals and organisations committed to preparing, maintaining, updating, and disseminating the results of systematic reviews of healthcare interventions to help people make well-informed decisions about healthcare.

The focus of this Cochrane Review Group (CRG) is studies of interventions for acute pain, chronic pain, headache and migraine, palliative care for those with life-limiting disease or illness, and supportive care of patients and significant others living with serious illness. PaPaS is one of more than 50 CRGs worldwide which contribute to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) on the Cochrane Library.

The group is funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) in the United Kingdom as part of the Research and Development programme. This post is funded for 12 months in the first instance, at 0.8 FTE (fewer hours may be considered for the right candidate).

An Editorial Assistant and Systematic Reviewer is required to provide support to the Managing Editor and contribute to the preparation of reviews. The post requires a flexible approach to a variety of responsibilities, and the successful candidate will work with the Managing Editor to divide their time effectively.

Duties relating to the editorial process include, but are not limited to: providing specialised editorial support to review authors; managing the editorial process, for example peer review, using our online database, Archie; communicating with editorial staff, authors and other contributors; taking minutes; managing communications via newsletters and social media.

Duties relating to systematic reviewing include, but are not limited to: joining an existing multidisciplinary author team to support them to complete protocols, new reviews, or updates; building a new team and leading the development of new reviews; adhering to editorial procedures and timelines; liaising with co-authors and other contributors.

The ideal applicant will be educated to degree level, will be familiar with Cochrane, and will have experience of developing Cochrane systematic reviews.

Interviews will be held on the 20th November 2017

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Kerry Harding
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