As we come to the end of Phase 1 we wanted some feedback on our emerging results and project plans. We presented analysis on 9 of our 16 sites to our Advisory Group and held breakout sessions on specific topics:
- How should we interpret the point prevalence data? What are the implications for practice/policy?
- What, if anything, do we do about the variability in practices and policies discussed in focus groups in Phase 1? How do we practically identify best practice(s)?
- How can we best disseminate our findings for maximum positive impact?
It was great to get input from the stakeholders that form our Advisory Group, which we will feed into our future project plans, reports and publications.
Research Associate: observational studies of infusion device use across multiple hospitals
Starting Salary (Grade 7), currently £33,686-34,604 inclusive of London Allowance
Applications are invited for the post of Post-doctoral Research Associate in the UCL Interaction Centre to work under the supervision of Prof. Ann Blandford and with other members of the ECLIPSE project team. The aim of the studies is to make intravenous infusion devices safer.
The successful candidate will work with clinicians and patients to run a series of observational studies on the use of infusion devices in hospitals. These will involve detailed observations in selected wards to better understand the causes and consequences of deviations from clinical protocol when delivering intravenous medications. Throughout the project, we will be working with hospital staff and policy makers to identify best practices and develop guidance on the selection and deployment of infusion devices and the delivery of infusion therapies. The postholder will also be expected to contribute to the writing of manuscripts and presentation of the data at conferences.
The post is available to start from 18th July 2016 or as soon as possible after that. The post is available until 30th June 2017 in the first instance.
Applicants should have obtained a PhD in a relevant subject (e.g., pharmacy, nursing or Human–Computer Interaction). Ideal candidates will have a strong background in qualitative research methods and experience of working in healthcare. Applicants should have demonstrated potential for excellent research (e.g., as evidenced by their publication track record in international journals) and the capability and motivation to collaborate within an interdisciplinary research group. The ability to work as part of a research team is essential.
For instructions on how to apply, and for a job description and person specification, please go to https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5041178&ownertype=fair&jcode=1551193. Information about the ECLIPSE project is available from http://www.eclipse.ac.uk/.
Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Professor Ann Blandford (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr Dominic Furniss (D.Furniss@ucl.ac.uk). Enquiries about the application process should be made to Dr Louise Gaynor (email@example.com).
Closing date for applications is Friday 10th June 2016. Interviews will be held on Monday 27th June 2016.
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