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Research Nurse

Job Introduction

Are you ready to embark on an incredible career opportunity with Vita Health Group? Do you have experience in a clinical research setting, and have a strong passion for improving your skills? Would you like to have the opportunity to grow and develop your skillset within a friendly, established team? If so, this role is perfect for you!

Applicants who have applied for this role previously do not need to reapply.

A bit about us…
Hello! We are Vita Health Group and have a great opportunity for a Research Nurse to join our Pennine MSK service. We have recently been recognised as being one of the UK’s best health care companies to work for, and we want you to become part of that! As a people–centred company, we are keen to develop individuals careers where their interests apply. So, if you’re looking to enhance your skill sets, progress your career or focus on your personal growth, please read on.

Pennine MSK Partnership is an award-winning service commissioned by Oldham Integrated Care Systems (ICS) to provide care for the patients of Oldham in Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Persistent Pain in a community setting across several sites in and around Oldham. We are an NHS employer under AfC T&C's.

We have a large multidisciplinary team of 90 clinicians and 40 Operational staff who work in the service to provide an outstanding pathway of care for our patients.
Our multidisciplinary team includes clinicians from a variety of roles such as in rheumatology, physiotherapy, podiatry, and pharmacy.

What you will do in the role…
The main purpose of this role is to support the running of a wide spectrum of clinical research studies across the service ranging from single centre studies to large multi-centre clinical trials.

The post holder will also be expected to use their skills and knowledge to support local, regional, and national audit activity. You will need to be able to work autonomously within an established nursing team, be flexible and demonstrate initiative and possess excellent organisational, IT, interpersonal and communication skills.

You will provide specialist skills and knowledge to support the running of a wide spectrum of clinical research studies across the service ranging from single centre research studies to large multi-centre clinical trials.

You will be involved in ensuring that the research undertaken safeguards the well-being of the patients and is conducted within research governance legislation and local policies for research.

The role includes:
  • Recruitment to studies
  • Co-ordination of care of patients and participating in research
  • Collection of research data in accordance with principles of good conduct
  • Maintenance of databases
  • Support local, regional and national audit activity
Don't miss out on this amazing chance to join Vita Health Group and embark on a fulfilling role filled with growth and the opportunity to improve people’s day to day lives. If you have these skills and attributes and would like to join us, we’d love to hear from you!

Why Vita Health Group?

Vita Health Group celebrates life. Improving lives physically and mentally drives everything we do.  Now part of Spire Healthcare Group plc we have been providing physical and mental health services for over 30 years. We work in partnership with the NHS, are engaged by insurers and some of the UK’s largest corporate companies to support their workforce and provide a full range of physiotherapy services to private customers.

To achieve our mission of Making People Better, we recognise the importance of investing in our staff. We are an award-winning employer recently recognised nationally as “Best Company to Work for” at the Health and Wellbeing Awards 2024.

This is also recognised by current employees – our most recent Employee Survey results showed the top 5 reasons to work here as being:

  • Supportive team and management
  • Positive work environment
  • Wellbeing and mental health support
  • Trust and respect
  • Autonomy and flexibility

We are keen to progress your skills and enable career development and provide regular Continued Professional Development opportunities including secondments, management training, a mentoring scheme, apprenticeships and regular events and webinars across a range of clinical disciplines.  In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer the opportunity of a flexible work life balance and a comprehensive benefits package which you can view here: https://www.vitahealthgroup.co.uk/join-us/careers

Vita Health Group is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and is seeking to improve the diversity of its workforce.  We are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion best practice and positively encourage applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion/belief, marital status, or pregnancy/maternity.  For further information on our EDI commitments please view here: Vita Health Groups commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to being equitable and supporting the wellbeing of all employees.

  • We are a Mindful Employer
  • Our status as a Disability Confident Leader dedicated to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process. All disabled candidates that meet the minimum essential criteria will be invited to interview.
  • Our Ethnicity Matters Scheme where all applicants for senior roles (£40,000+) from a minority ethnic group that meet the essential criteria will be invited for interview.
  • Our Gender Matters Scheme where all women applicants for senior roles (£60,000+) that meet the essential criteria will be invited to interview.
  • Our sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant.  
  • Our status as a Menopause Friendly Committed employer
  • Our sign up to the Employer with Heart Charter.  
  • Our commitment to meet the standards outlined in the NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS). Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) and Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES).
  • Access to health and wellbeing services for colleagues including Mental Health Advocates and an Employee Assistance Programme.
  • An embedded “speaking up” culture facilitated by Freedom to Speak Up Guardians.
  • Treating transgender individuals with dignity and recognising the potential complications that may arise when taking references. We encourage applicants to contact HR at hr@vhg.co.uk to discuss or amend how we manage reference requests.

Should you wish to discuss any adjustment or assistance you need in the application or interview process please contact recruitment@vhg.co.uk and we will facilitate.

Please note, all applicants must be legally entitled to accept and perform work in the UK and all positions are subject to a DBS check. 

Any data which you share with us throughout the hiring process will be stored securely within the UK and is accessible only by staff who require it. Should your application be unsuccessful, your data will be securely destroyed after 6 months. 

Vita Health Group reserves the right to close this job when sufficient applications have been received.

                  

                      

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