Posted by Miranda Odam | 20 Mar 2017
EMERGE_ED_6_0317 AdvertEMERGE is currently advertising for a Band 6 Research Nurse part/full time available
Emergency Department Senior Research Nurse, Band 6
Fixed Term contract ending 31st March 2018 in the first instance
Up to 37.5hrs/week (Full or Part Time options)
The Emergency Department at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh has a worldwide reputation for research. In order to coordinate and support the expanding portfolio of research, audit and service improvement, the Emergency Medicine Research Group Edinburgh (EMERGE) was formed in 2008 and continues to grow.
We are currently recruiting an experienced, band 6 research nurse to coordinate and support a range of research projects.
The post will involve screening and recruitment activities, assisting with the care of research participants, teaching, and collecting and managing research data. The scope of studies and projects is expanding, creating an exciting and leading research specialty to work within.
We are looking for an enthusiastic nurse with a genuine interest in research, who has experience working in research and/or the Emergency Department or critical/acute care setting. The successful candidate will need to understand the dynamic and challenging environment of the ED and how that translates to research activity. The post holder will work alongside other senior research nurses and will be supported by the EMERGE team.
Secondment will be subject to agreement from your Line Manager.
For more information and to arrange an informal visit to the department please contact:
Research Nurse Manager
EMERGE, Emergency Department
Tel 0131 242 3857
EMERGE, Emergency Department
Tel 0131 242 1340
Closing date for applications:
28 March 2017
10 Aug 2017 | Miranda Odam
Nelson Mandela once said: “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is the difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” So what does that mean to us in the Emergency Department? How can we make a difference? There are two factors that I think are really important: purpose and mindset. As clinicians, our purpose is to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients. We all know that this can be harder than it sounds, and that looking after ourselves is also important. Getting the right balance is extremely rewarding, and often requires a degree of support as well as “stretch”. It also requires understanding the effects our decisions, our care, and our treatments have on our patients. How do we really know if something has worked? Could we do this any better? This is where we need the right mindset. The mindset of learners. The GROWTH mindset. Teams with the growth mindset embrace challenges, learn from feedback, persist in the face of setbacks, learn from failure and are inspired by successes, are persistent and want to keep learning. These teams GROW, and individuals develop within them. Teams like this ask the right questions to fulfil their purpose, to improve their understanding and further their knowledge to make a bigger difference to the lives of others and themselves. EMERGE help us in the ED to do this. They help drive our curiosity, stimulate our thinking, stretch our perspectives, and contribute to our growth mindset. There is a Maori saying: “Learning brings greater knowledge, Knowledge brings greater understanding, Understanding brings greater wisdom, Wisdom brings greater wellbeing.” Learning is good for us all.Read more
8 Aug 2017 | Miranda Odam
When: Tuesday 15th August 2017 Time: 2pm - 8pm (drop in or stay) Where: Lecture Theatre B, Chancellors Building RIE TEDxNHS is a an event for those who work in the NHS live streamed in all four nations of the UK. The ebvent is independently organised and under license from TED. EMERGE (Emergency Medicine Resarch group of Edinburgh) are hosting on behalf of NHS Lothian and we would love you to join us to be inspired by a huge variey of speakers from a blind autistic savant and musical prodigy to a European Space Agency research doctor by way of a clinical entrepreneur and renaissance surgeon. Please contact Emma.Ward@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk or call 0131 242 3863 to reserve your seat Looking forward to seeing you there!!Read more