• Posted on: 10th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £32,676, including London Weighting Allowance
  • REF: 035646
  • Closes: 15th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

The postholder will be a member of the Old Age Psychiatry Department of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and will be responsible for supporting a range of studies.

This post will involve recruiting participants into the studies, coordinating study activities and assist in study setup. The post holder will also be expected to attend MDT meetings, conducting patient assessments and data entry. The post holder will be responsible for supporting the smooth and efficient conduct of the research studies in line with study guidelines, through the effective collection of data and maintenance of study documentation and records. Additional responsibilities will include administrative support and compiling reports.

On a day to day basis the post holder will manage their own time and delegated work independently, under the supervision of the managers.

The post holder will be responsible for conducting follow-up assessments of participants (people with and without dementia), via face-to-face and telephone interviews. The role will involve travel within the London area and the South East.

This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for 6 months

This is a full-time post – 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

• To support and facilitate recruitment to research studies.

• To support participants throughout the course of the study and assist with problem-solving/troubleshooting.

• Maintain strong communication with study participants.

• To conduct baseline and follow up assessments with participants.

• To assist with data management and data entry.

• To assist with identifying early and acting upon any barriers to progress.

• To be involved in the writing of high-quality reports,

• To contribute, as required, to other activities or studies, and occasionally perform other general tasks as they arise, such as admin tasks,

To travel independently across London on a regular basis for the completion of data collection

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

• A first degree in health or social science

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a range of professionals

• Ability to deal sensitively with study participants and their families/carers

• Knowledge of the needs of older people with dementia

• Ability (and willingness) to investigate and learn new skills

• Good presentation skills

• Good all-round IT skills

• Attention to detail for careful record keeping

• Good organisational skills

• Relevant research experience (e.g. participant recruitment, data collection, epidemiological study, research study or intervention trial)

Ability to balance competing priorities under pressure of deadlines and workloads

Willing to travel within South London and the South East on a regular basis

Desirable criteria

• MSc in a health-related subject

• Qualified and experience in blood sample collection

• Experience of performing cognitive assessments

• An understanding of data confidentiality and the Data Protection Act

• Experience of data checking/validation, data cleaning, and data management
Further information

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and Occupational Health clearance.

Dementia, Old Age Psychiatry

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