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Patient Safety Research Nurse/Midwife/AHP - 12 months

Job Reference: 389-A-19-32928

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

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This is an ideal secondment and job-share opportunity. Please  seek approval from your current manager first before applying if you are interested in this post on a secondment  basis.


Brief Description of the Role:


Are you an experienced band 5/6 nurse, midwife, AHP looking to broaden your skill set and experience in a new role in research?


We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated registered nurse, midwife or AHP to join the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research (YQSR) team (on a secondment/job-share basis if required) at the Bradford Institute for Health Research, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This is an exciting opportunity to develop extensive skills and knowledge in applied health research to take back into practice or kick start a new career in research. 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).


The successful candidate will work closely with a team of three other research nurses/practitioners on a range of projects within YQSR and its new Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC). In particular they will work with researchers on a large programme of research called Partners At Care Transitions) to deliver the research trial as well as other research activities required for other YQSR projects.


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 midwife 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 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. There will be no on-call or weekend duties within this role.


We can offer an excellent opportunity to develop your research skills and knowledge to enhance your clinical 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. We can also provide guidance in the pursuit of further academic studies.


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


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


Jenni Murray, Programme Manager, PACT


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: 18.08.19 (This date may change dependent on the response)


Interview Date: 06.09.19











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