Health Services Researcher

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
Fixed Term for 2 years
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Charing Cross Hospital
£38,035 - £48,256 pa inc
04/09/2017 23:59

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Health Services Researcher to further their experience by undertaking research and evaluation within the Centre for Medication Safety and Service Quality (CMSSQ). The role will include designing and piloting novel data collection methods, protocol design, data collection and analysis, and report writing, all within the important area of medication safety.

The CMSSQ conducts high quality research into medication safety and translates these findings into practice to make the use of medication safer for patients and the public. The CMSSQ was formed in year 2000 and is a joint initiative between UCL School of Pharmacy and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. It is partly funded through the NIHR Imperial Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC), which has just secured funding of £7.3 million over the next 5 years. The PSTRC focuses on translational research in patient safety and aims to improve the safety and quality of care received by patients in the NHS, through innovations that are underpinned by world-class science.

The post holder will be required to assist in setting up and conducting medication safety-related research and service evaluations, including carrying out data collection, data entry and analysis. Projects are likely to include optimising inpatient medication systems to support staff, patients and carers in safe administration of medication, and exploring the use of technology in patient safety. They will also assist with report writing for various research, service development and audit projects and participate in the publication and dissemination of study findings. The ideal candidate will have prior experience with health services research including the use of both qualitative and quantitative research methods, and will have a background in healthcare and/or research within the hospital setting. In-depth knowledge of research techniques to a masters degree level (or equivalent) is essential.

The Women’s, Children’s and Clinical Support Division operates from four main hospital sites (St Mary’s in Paddington, Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith, Hammersmith Hospital and Queen Charlotte & Chelsea Hospital, East Acton), with community service provision across many areas of North-West London. The Division enables the integration of research excellence into clinical practice, and provides a unique environment in which to conduct research.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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