PhD Studentship

October 03 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Position Summary

The School of Nursing and Midwifery at University College Cork invites applications for a PhD studentship in safe nurse staffing and patient outcomes in emergency departments. The three year funded studentship is being offered to applicants with an interest in the nursing workforce and associated patient and organisational outcomes with an emphasis on emergency departments.

The Department of Health recently published a report entitled a Framework for Safe Nurse Staffing and Skill Mix in Ireland. In this report a number of recommendations were made to ensure that the staffing of hospitals was safe and effective; that is to ensure the right number of nurses are in the right place at the right time and with the right skills to deliver care. The successful candidate will join a Health Research Board funded programme of research that is measuring the extent to which the recommendations in this report on safe nurse staffing are impacting on patients and staff in hospitals and emergency departments (EDs).

Requirements for successful application:

  • Minimum first class or second class honours primary degree in nursing or healthcare related subject. A nursing qualification is highly desirable.

  • Self-motivated with proven organisational skills to prioritise and deliver agreed objectives

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work both independently and part of a collaborative team

  • Strong interest in the nursing workforce

  • Good understanding of both quantitative and qualitative research approaches

  • Due to the national focus of the research, the successful candidate must be willing to travel.

The position is funded for up to 3 years, with a stipend of €18,000 per annum and payment of academic fees. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to attend an informal interview. The successful applicant will be asked to proceed through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC) for formal processing.

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