Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/12/2021.

Patient Safety Research Nurse/AHP - 6 months - up to 22.5 hpw

Job Reference: 389-A-21-52746

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Quality & Safety Research
£32,306 - £39,027 pa pr

If you have applied for a post please ensure you check your e-mails and NHS Jobs account regularly. Any correspondence may be by e-mail only. Please note; If you have a hotmail account it is advisable to ensure you check your NHS Job account regularly, as we have experienced some technical difficulties with this in the past.



Brief Description of the Role:


Are you an experienced Band 5/6 nurse, clinical research nurse or AHP with experience of leading service improvement or research projects?


We are looking for an enthusiastic registered nurse or AHP to join the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research (YQSR) team (part-time, or on a secondment basis if required) at the Bradford Institute for Health Research, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This is an exciting opportunity to further develop your skills and knowledge in applied health research and broaden your career possibilities.


YQSR offers a highly supportive learning environment with opportunities to learn from its multi-disciplinary team of nurses, doctors, and leading academics. The team are a national lead for applied health research in patient safety and have strong links with regional universities (Bradford, Leeds and York). We can provide guidance in the pursuit of further academic studies.


The successful candidate will specifically work on delivering a rresearch project funded by the Medical Research Council, which aims to develop and test a new innovative medical device, known as NG-Sure®. The device aims to detect the correct position of a naso-gastric tube (NG-tube) to enhance patient safety by avoiding harm caused by misplaced NG-tubes in adult patients.


The successful candidate will work closely with the small NG-Sure project team comprising researchers, clinicians, device developers, project managers and health economists. They will join a team of five other research nurses/AHPs who work on a range of research projects within YQSR and the Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC)


We are seeking applicants with experience of conducting NHS research or service improvement projects in a hospital setting. You must be an NMC registered nurse (level 1) or HCPC registered AHP, educated to advanced diploma/degree level or equivalent with post-registration or post-graduate training in research and/or improvement methods. Excellent communication skills are paramount given the need to work with both staff, patients and carers across a range of healthcare settings, as is attention to detail and a willingness to learn and develop. The ability to work autonomously within a small team and on your own initiative is essential. Flexibility, tolerance, and openness, an ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines, an enquiring mind, and knowledge and understanding of research, quality improvement or audit approaches will be essential, as is a degree of IT literacy. There will be no on-call or weekend duties within this role. The post involves working in different areas/departments in the Trust and potentially other local hospitals/Trusts for which some travel will be expected.


We can offer an excellent opportunity to develop your research skills and knowledge to enhance your professional practice, and provide mentorship to support a career in research if required, providing the necessary support and training for you to excel in your role. In addition, we would aim to work with you to develop your particular interests, allowing you to further expand your research experience in line with our departmental research priorities.


Informal enquiries:

Angela Grange, Assistant Chief Nurse, Quality & Safety Research


Mobile: 07968 472411 (Tues-Fri)


The Yorkshire Quality & Safety Research Group:

The successful candidate will join our project team of patient safety/applied health services researchers and clinicians, which sits within a wider research network: the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research group (YQSR group). This dynamic group of researchers conducts high quality, rigorous and applied research to develop and evaluate innovative solutions to patient safety problems.

The YQSR Group comprises researchers and leading academics from the Universities of Leeds, York and Bradford teamed with clinicians and managers from the Bradford health community, with the ultimate aim of making a real impact on the way health services are delivered.

Over the past decade the YQSR group has established a national and international reputation for working collaboratively across institutions and disciplines to address key, clinically relevant questions in patient safety. More recently the group now lead the Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (YH PSTRC), a new £3 millionnational centre for patient safety research funded by the National Institute for Health Research.

The YQSR group is a friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic team, and with it being located on the Bradford Royal Infirmary site, has real and lasting research relationships with both local and national clinicians. The group is housed within a new bespoke research institute (the Bradford Institute for Health Research), with easy transport links to elsewhere in the region.


We can offer staff gymnasiums on both hospital sites, excellent pension scheme and advice on childcare.


Closing Date: 05.12.21 (This date may change dependent on the response)


Interview Date: 15.12.21


We welcome applications from disabled people or those with long term health conditions. If you need the application form in a different format or need to discuss any reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010, please telephone 01274 276823 or Fax: 01274 274025.

We also welcome applications from people with a lived experience of providing unpaid care/support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction and or other health and care needs.

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated above in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable. You are advised to submit your completed application form as soon as possible to have the best chance of being considered.

You should receive continuous notifications throughout the application process and of the outcome of your application (and details of interview, if shortlisted) via the NHS Jobs Website. However, if you have not been invited to attend for interview within four weeks of the closing date for this post you may therefore assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Please take the time to read the DBS Code of Practice where this applies. If you have any queries of a sensitive nature, that you do not wish to discuss with us as a potential employer (e.g. issues around transgender status) the DBS have a confidential e-mail address for such enquires -

Please note that all posts recruited to by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust covered by Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions (whether on a fixed term or substantive basis) are subject to a probationary period. For more information and guidance about the length of your probationary period please see the terms and conditions section of the Job Description.

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Employer Recognition Scheme Silver
  • Mindful Employer Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Stonewall Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo
  • CQC Good
  • Step Into Health