Research Assistant, Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£29,275 - £39,158 per annum
14 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
28 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Research Assistant within School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems (IRIS Centre).

The HSE's Quality and Patient Safety Directorate (NQPSD) are establishing a national quality and patient safety surveillance system for all HSE provided and funded health and social care services.

NQPSD, with UCD IRIS Centre as the named academic partner for undertaking the project evaluation, has successfully obtained seed funding from Sl intecare to develop and implement a proof of concept QS Signals project with Maternity Services.

This research project will add value to the Quality and Patient Safety Signals project through an in-depth implementation science study that will evaluate the proof of concept. The research will be underpinned by a philosophy of scientific realism and aims to answer the question "what works, for whom, why, how and in what contexts?" in terms of a quality and patient safety signals system that can address the needs of many different stakeholders - policy makers, managers, quality improvers, clinical staff and patients.

UCD IRIS Centre, as the Research partner, will produce a realist evaluation of the proof of concept. Through this in-depth realist evaluation of the National Women and Infants Programme QS Signals proof of concept, a model of the necessary conditions and resources and supports for successful implementation will be generated to guide the scale-up of QS Signals system-wide. A Readiness and Capability Assessment for full-scale implementation will accompany the evaluation.

Research Assistant Salary Range: 29,275 - 39,158 per annum

Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 28th March 2023

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: