Clinical Project Assistant

Location
Stanford Hall, Nottinghamshire
Salary
£27,068 – £29,964 per annum
Posted
09 Dec 2021
Closes
16 Jan 2022
Ref
226169879
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Clinical Project Assistant

Salary: £27,068 – £29,964 per annum

Full-time equivalent: 1.0 FTE

Location: Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC), Stanford Hall, Nottinghamshire

Job Summary

Please note: This job is based full-time at DMRC Stanford Hall, Nottinghamshire.

The ‘ADVANCE’ (ArmeD SerVices TrAuma RehabilitatioN OutComE) Study is a large, complex and fully funded, prospective cohort study of the long-term medical and psychosocial outcomes of UK Servicemen who were seriously injured in the conflict in Afghanistan.

Approximately 600 seriously injured men and an equal number of reference personnel have been recruited and will be followed regularly for at least 20 years. ADVANCE is run jointly by Imperial College, London, Kings College London and the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Service (DMRC) at Stanford Hall, Leicestershire.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the ADVANCE team for a motivated individual with excellent interpersonal skills and a keen interest in clinical research who wants to make a difference.

You will join a team of research nurses and healthcare assistants in collecting clinical data from our study participants in a clinical setting.

Experience of working in a clinical setting is required but it will not be essential to be proficient in all the clinical investigations performed. Initially under supervision, you will undertake a range of clinical tests, including lung function assessment, audiology, heart function tests and blood sampling. In time, you will be expected to work independently as part of the team.

More information on the ADVANCE Study can be found on the Study’s website.

We value diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from everyone but, as staff from ethnically diverse backgrounds are underrepresented within this field, we would encourage applications from individuals who are black or from minority ethnic groups.

The post is located at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC), Stanford Hall, Nottinghamshire.

Duties and responsibilities

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Undertaking training and completing assessments in performing clinical investigations including biometric measurements, venepuncture, hearing assessments, lung function tests and cardiac tests.
  • Working towards becoming independent at performing clinical investigations following Standard Operating Procedures (SoP) documentation.
  • Undertaking laboratory skills training such as handling, identifying, pipetting, storage, transfer and tracking of biological samples.
  • Maintaining a high standard of accurate documentation and attention to detail.
  • Recording participant demographic, medical history and medications information accurately onto the ADVANCE Study databases.
  • Providing support and assistance to the clinical team as required.
  • Reporting deviations and concerns appropriately.
  • Contributing to safe and accurate data management with back-up and storage of clinical data.

A full list of responsibilities can be found in the job description.

Essential requirements

Essential requirements for the role include:

  • Degree level education or equivalent clinical qualification or experience.
  • Experience of working in a clinical setting with patients or clients.
  • Experience of working as part of a team.
  • Experience of working independently without supervision.
  • Highly motivated with a proven interest in medical/biomedical research.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide range of people.
  • Ability to receive and communicate information accurately.
  • Ability to work in a small integrated research team.
  • Highly organised with ability to prioritise own work in response to deadlines.
  • An understanding, acceptance and adherence to the need for strict confidentiality.
  • Flexible approach to working hours.

A full list of requirements can be found in the job description.

Further Information

Job Family and Level: Professional Services, Level 2b

Responsible to: Ms Emma Coady, Senior Clinical Project Manager

Duration of post: Full-time fixed term for two years in the first instance

All candidates wishing to apply for this post need to fill in and submit an online application.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact Ms Emma Coady at e.coady@imperial.ac.uk .

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk .

Closing date: 9th Jan 2022

To apply, visit www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs and search by the job reference MED02882.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.