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Patient Safety Research Nurse/Midwife - 12 months

Job Reference: 389-A-19-29975

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Quality & Safety Research
£30,401 - £37,267 pa pr

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Brief Description of the Role:


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated registered nurse to join the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research (YQSR) team, Bradford Institute for Health Research at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The post will support the expanding portfolio of patient safety research within the YQSR team and through its new Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC). The role of the Patient Safety Research Nurse is to provide support to current and future NIHR funded research projects.


The successful candidate will join a team of three other research nurses/practitioners, to work flexibly across projects within the YQSR team’s portfolio, particularly working on an NIHR funded programme of research called PACT (Partners At Care Transitions). This programme of research aims to improve the quality and safety of transitions from hospital to home for older people. The role within this programme will involve working closely with the research fellows to deliver the research trials.This will include contacting and liaising with clinical and research staff at trial sites, recruiting patients into the trial, conducting follow-ups and administrative duties such as setting up and maintaining site files.


Other activities across projects include recruitment of patients into studies, interviewing, recording of data and data management, as well as case note review. In return, the team will offer an excellent opportunity to develop a career in research, 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.


The Quality & Safety Research Team will provide a multi-disciplinary working environment for the successful applicant, comprising leading academics in the field of patient safety, with backgrounds ranging from nursing and medicine, to psychology and sociology. The team also has well established collaborative links with regional universities (Bradford, Leeds and York) and provides a dynamic working environment for those interested in applied research.


The successful applicant will be enthusiastic and highly motivated to work in research. Excellent communication skills are paramount given the need to work with both patients and staff 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.

Good communication and team working skills (flexibility, tolerance, and openness), attention to detail, ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines, an enquiring mind, knowledge and understanding of research processes will be essential.


Experience of conducting NHS research (qualitative or quantitative) or service improvement projects in a hospital setting is essential. A general awareness of the significance of NHS research and the ethical issues involved is crucial. You must be a registered nurse (level 1), educated to advanced diploma/degree level or equivalent, have significant post-registration experience, and post-registration or post-graduate training in research methods. A degree of IT literacy is essential. Secondments will be considered, with no on-call or weekend duties anticipated.


Informal enquiries: Angela Grange, Head of Nursing, Research & Innovation,

E-mail: - Telephone: 01274 366809 (Tues-Thurs) / 07968 472411 (Tues-Fri am)


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


Closing Date: 19.04.19 (This date may change dependent on the response)


Interview Date: 07.05.19

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