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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/06/2019.

Patient Safety Research Nurse/Midwife/AHP - Fixed Term

Job Reference: 389-A-19-31396

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Quality & Safety Research Team
£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, midwife or AHP to join the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research (YQSR) team, Bradford Institute for Health Research at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (secondment basis considered if required). We are a multi-disciplinary team comprising nurses, doctors, psychologists and sociologists and leading academics in the field of patient safety. The team 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 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 successful candidate will join a team of three other research nurses/practitioners, to work flexibly across projects within the team’s portfolio, particularly working on an NIHR funded programme of research called PACT (Partners At Care Transitions) The duties here will involve working closely with the PACT researchers to deliver the research trials (contacting and liaising with clinical and research staff at trial sites, recruiting patients, conducting follow-ups and trial administrative duties).Other activities across additional YQSR projects include patient and staff recruitment, interviewing, recording of data and data management, and case note review.


We are seeking applicants with experience of conducting NHS research (qualitative or quantitative) or service improvement projects in a hospital setting, with a general awareness of the significance of NHS research and the ethical issues involved. You must be an NMC registered nurse (level 1) or midwife or HCPC registered AHP, educated to advanced diploma/degree level or equivalent, have significant post-registration experience and post-registration or post-graduate training in research methods. 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. Flexibility, tolerance, and openness, an ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines, an enquiring mind, and knowledge and understanding of research processes will be essential, as is a degree of IT literacy. No on-call or weekend duties are anticipated.


We can 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. We can also provide guidance in the pursuit of further academic studies.


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

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


Jenni Murray, Programme Manager, PACT

E-mail:, Telephone: 01274 383667


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


Closing Date: 11.06.19 (This date may change dependent on the response)


Interview date: Wednesday 26th June 2019


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