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Research Fellow (HRF1)

  • Location: England
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  • Contract hours: FullTime

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Category: Academic | Department: Department of Health Services Research and Policy | Closing Date: 08 Jul 2015 | We are seeking an enthusiastic researcher to undertake methodological work on the measurement of avoidable severe harm attributable to problems in hospital care. The post-holder will join an internationally recognised team of researchers who work closely with national policy-makers in the Department of Health and NHS England. It is expected that this research will guide NHS England in their approach to monitoring severe harm in health care and complement work on assessing avoidable hospital mortality.
Applicants must have an MSc in Public Health/Epidemiology/Medical Statistics (or equivalent) or a clinical/research background with appropriate methodological skills. Quantitative research skills, in particular the management and statistical analysis of large scale data bases are required. Candidates should also have excellent organisational, interpersonal and writing skills.
The work will involve (i) conducting a review of the types of severe harm that occur (based on the literature, reports to the NHS National Reporting and Learning System and the opinions of clinical experts and patients), (ii) analysis of clinical audit and hospital episode statistics databases to identify potential indicators of severe harm as a result of hospital in-patient care and (iii) organisation of a review of patients' case records to determine which incidents of severe harm were due to poor quality care and could, therefore, have been avoided.
The appointment will be full time, based in London, with funding available for 15 months and starting as soon as possible. Salary will be on the Research Fellow scale, grade 6 (£37,106 pa including London weighting) and subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions.
The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.
Applications should be made on-line via our website ###.######.###
Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to #####@######.### Applicants should also include a CV and the names and email contacts of two referees who may be contacted immediately if shortlisted.
Any queries regarding the post should be addressed to #####@######.### Senior Clinical Lecturer, HSRP.

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