|Salary:||£28,762 to £37,474 per annum (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £32348 with relevant PhD).|
|Hours:||Full Time, Part Time|
|Placed On:||30th January 2023|
|Closes:||24th February 2023|
This is an exciting opportunity to work on an NIHR funded study with a clinical academic team to develop and evaluate a dementia communication skills training course for healthcare practitioners working in the acute hospital. The VOICE2 study uses conversation analysis to identify communication practices used by healthcare practitioners caring for people living with dementia who are in hospital, to avoid or resolve episodes of distress and challenging behaviour. We have recently completed the first phase of the study (the conversation analysis), and are now developing a dementia communication skills training course based on our findings, and a ‘train the trainers’ course. We will train clinical educators from hospital trusts to be VOICE2 trainers and evaluate both the ‘train the trainers’ course and the VOICE2 courses the clinical educators deliver in their own trusts.
The person appointed to this role will be expected to plan and conduct the evaluation of the training courses. The evaluation will use a mixed methods case study approach. Data will come from observations, interviews, questionnaires and routinely collected hospital data. The appointed person will help develop the VOICE2 courses and evaluate them. They will be responsible for writing up their work for publication.
The person appointed will have the opportunity to use their initiative and creativity to identify areas for research, develop research methods and extend their research portfolio.
A relevant PhD (or near to completion) is essential.
This is a fixed-term post available until 31st December 2024 . Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week) however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 29 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part-time and the number of preferred hours. Job share arrangements may be considered.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Sarah Goldberg, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Rebecca O’Brien email rebecca.o’email@example.com . Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.
It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced disclosure is obtained from the 'Disclosure and Barring Service'.
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