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This new Chair is part of a pioneering and prestigious partnership between three leading organisations committed to supporting the development of nurses and midwives: The School of Health and Population Sciences at the University of Birmingham, the Florence Nightingale Foundation and Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.
The University of Birmingham is one of the largest university providers of medical and healthcare professional undergraduate training in England.The School of Health and Population Sciences is a vigorous, innovative teaching and research active unit incorporating Nursing, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Primary Care, and Public Health along with methodological research teams working in Medical and Public Health Ethics, Health Economics, and Clinical Trials and Biostatistics.
The Florence Nightingale Foundation is a living memorial to Florence Nightingale advances in the study of Nursing and Midwifery, promoting excellence in practice.The Foundation raises vital funds to support this key group of clinical professionals by the provision of scholarships and supporting clinical practice research.
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, operating across three hospital sites as well as providing a wide range of community services to a population in excess of 1 million and an annual turnover of £620m.The Trust is a world leader in tackling MRSA and specialises in treating patients suffering from a wide range of illnesses including heart and kidney disease, cancer, HIV and AIDS, as well as respiratory conditions like Cystic Fibrosis. They also have expertise in premature baby care, bone marrow transplants and thoracic surgery.
As the Chair, the successful candidate will work across the three organisations to create a collaborative programme of research that advances clinical practice and patient care improvement within nursing. The postholder will also be a credible ambassador for the Florence Nightingale Foundation.
In addition to being a persuasive visionary, the successful candidate will be an expert nurse consultant and leading role model for clinical academic nurses. With an academic qualification at PhD level (or equivalent) and current NMC registration, you will be able to demonstrate your passion for improving patient care and patient experience by combining high quality research with compassionate care.
Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Fiona Irvine – Head of Nursing – School of Health and Population Sciences 0121 414 8382 or Professor Donald Milligan, Director of Research, Heart of England Foundation Trust 0121 424 0994 and Elizabeth Robb, Chief Executive, The Florence Nightingale Foundation 020 7730 3030.
Closing date: 14 July 2014 Reference: 54253