Research is a rewarding and patient centred career!
The research conducted at UHS is focussed on the health and well-being of our patients and their families and significantly contributes to the future progress of healthcare for all patients.
We can truly make a difference to an individual’s care and experience within UHS. We strive to ensure that research is considered as a treatment option for all eligible patients and close working with clinical teams and within patients’ clinical pathways ensure that research opportunities and our research teams are expanding.
ABOUT THE TEAM
We have a team of around 300 Research Nurses, AHPs, Midwives and Clinical Trials Assistants, working together across the Trust, within our award-winning teams to bring exciting research opportunities to UHS for the benefit of our patients and for the future of healthcare. The Research team is composed of multidisciplinary researchers from hospital and university backgrounds, working in collaboration with clinical services, aiming to deliver a variety of studies to improve patient care and outcomes.
We have a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic Research Imaging Technician/ Clinical trials assistant to come and join our Ophthalmology Research team within the Trust-wide Team, to start or further a career in research delivery. Experience in Ophthalmology Imaging is desirable however not essential as full training will be given.
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.
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.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Ophthalmology 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.
You will work with the team to deliver a wide variety of studies from observational designs to complex interventional and drug trials. You will have the opportunity to be involved in all stages of study delivery from set-up and planning, recruitment, intervention delivery and data collection. We are running a portfolio of COVID-19 studies, so there might be the expectation that the successful candidate will work on these studies and potentially “face-to-face” with COVID-19 positive patients.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
We are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic, organized, self-motivated and aspires to further their career as a Research Imaging Technician. You will ideally have experience of clinical research and/or Imaging, though this is not essential for the role. Full research training and Imaging training will be given; we have an excellent induction and ongoing education programme. You will be involved in all aspects of the research process from study start-up, recruitment, and delivery, to study close. Team-working skills, flexibility and drive will be required to ensure the success of this post. You will need to have an excellent level of written and verbal communication skills and IT skills. You will work in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams, implementing studies to translate scientific discoveries into improved patient outcomes.
Interviews will be held on Thursday, 27th April 2023
Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.
This advert closes on Tuesday 18 Apr 2023