Postgraduate Nurse Researcher

Salary: Band 5 or 6, depending on experience (£21,909 to £35,225 pa pro rata)

Hours: 1.0 WTE (0.5 WTE clinical and 0.5 WTE research)

Post status: 3 years fixed term

Responsible To: Director, Oxford Institute of Nursing and Allied Health Research (OxINAHR) - Professor Debra Jackson

The Oxford Institute of Nursing and Allied Health Research (OxINAHR) is the newly established research collaboration between Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust,  and Oxford University.

The mission of the Oxford Institute for Nursing and Allied Health Research is to conduct world class research that will produce knowledge to enhance the health and wellbeing of the population of Oxford, Oxfordshire, The Thames Valley, and beyond. OxINAHR researchers take a broad, holistic view of health, to encompass physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, cultural and social elements; and, consider health and illness to occur in the context of family life.

This 3 year post is an excellent opportunity for a graduate nurse to contribute to research to enhance knowledge around dementia. The successful applicants will be supported to participate in many aspects of the research process, including literature searching, writing a proposal, contributing to ethical processes, data collection, data analysis and to contribute to writing articles and papers for publication and presentation at conferences. The project is funded by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre.

The main task for the successful applicants is to support a mixed methods study into dementia that will involve a multitude of data collection approaches including interviewing patients and carers, and collecting data from existing records.

Applicants invited to interview will be required to present a 10 minute PowerPoint presentation on the ‘Research priorities for providing optimal nursing care for patients with dementia and their families’.

Secondment opportunities will be negotiated for Oxford University Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust employees.

Successful applicants will be expected to work 0.5WTE in a clinical role within the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust hospitals, alongside 0.5WTE in research

Previous applicants need not apply

Advert closing date 27th June 2016
Interviews week commencing 4th July 2016

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