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Fellow in Psychiatric Research (FPR)

NHS Medical & Dental: Clinical Research Fellow

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NHS Medical & Dental: Clinical Research Fellow
12 months Fixed Term Out Of Programme Experience (OOPE), with possibility of extension for a further one or two years
40 hours per week + optional on-call commitment
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£47,132 pa
16/11/2018 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

JOB TITLE: Fellow in Psychiatric Research (FPR)

Job Type: 12 months Fixed Term Out Of Programme Experience (OOPE), with possibility of extension for a further one or two years 

Grade: Specialty Registrar in Psychiatry ST4-6 / SpR

Hours: 40 hours per week + optional on-call commitment

Location & Address: Research and DevelopmentDepartment, Goodmayes Hospital, Essex IG3 8XJ

Applications are invited from SpR/ST4-6 grade doctors for appointment to a Fellow in Psychiatric Research (FPR) placement. This unique post offers an exciting opportunity to develop experience and skills in psychiatric research.

The post-holder will help conduct clinical research studies at NELFT. In particular, they will assist with an exciting research programme called RADAR. RADAR (Research into Antipsychotic Discontinuation and Reduction) is led by Dr Joanna Moncrieff and is designed to help establish the best ways to treat people with psychosis and schizophrenia.  The programme involves a large randomised trial that aims to test the benefits and risks of gradual antipsychotic reduction and discontinuation compared with maintenance treatment.

The post-holder will provide clinical support to the Radar programme by monitoring participants randomised to antipsychotic reduction and supporting other clinicians involved in the research. They will be involved in other aspects of the research as required including screening, diagnostic assessments, interviewing, data analysis and writing for publication. The post-holder will help with other research studies as required.

The post-holder will receive training on specific aspects of research, and will have an Honorary Contract with University College London Division of Psychiatry. The post-holder will be encouraged to develop their own research project with supervision. We welcome people who would like to combine the post with doing a part time MSc (although this will not be funded).  

The FPR post is funded by North East London NHS Foundation Trust and employment of the post holder will be through NELFT. Payment will be at the relevant point of the specialty training scale. Joining the on call rota is optional, and will be remunerated at 20% of basic salary. As the post is an ‘out of programme experience’ (OOPE), it carries no prospective approval for training.

The post is available at North East London NHS Foundation Trust to commence February 2019. The post is open to Specialty Registrars (ST4-6) in run-through training or anyone with equivalent qualifications and experience. Applicants in training will need to discuss with their respective Training Programme Director(s) before applying and subsequently apply to the Deanery for an Out of Programme Experience (OOPE).

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

The post holder will be supervised by Dr Joanna Moncrieff. For further information regarding this opportunity please contact Dr Moncrieff: or Joanna.moncrieff@nelft.nhs.ukTel: 0300 555 1201 ext 59377