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Baby Beat Research Midwife

Band 6

Main area
Research and Innovation
Band 6
2 Years Fixed Term
Part Time 22.5 hours per week
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Royal Preston Hospital
£28,050 - £36,644 pa, per annum
24/03/2019 23:59
Interview date

Baby Beat Research Midwife – Band 6

Part time 22.5 hours

Fixed term 2 years

The Centre for Health Research and Innovation at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, is a dynamic environment for the support and development of health research, innovation and clinical trials.  These are exciting times as we have a new Clinical Research Facility, and we’re one of 23 successful Centres in the UK to have been awarded investment funding in recent years, from the National Institute for Health Research.  This is for research staff and new facilities to support clinical research and trials.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to leading improvements in healthcare through research and innovation.  We employ a large multi-disciplinary team of enthusiastic and committed staff who work alongside the health care teams to offer our patients the opportunity to be involved in research.  We work in close partnership with the local Clinical Research Networks, and together we have developed a broad portfolio of high quality research.   We are excited to be strengthening our academic and industry links, and building on the success of our existing programme of original research.  

As part of the Women and Children’s Research team, you will be responsible for managing and monitoring clinical trial activity in accordance with Good Clinical Practice guidelines.  The main focus of responsibility will be to support the delivery of clinical trials and other high quality research studies in midwifery, obstetrics and potentially gynaecology.  The main base is Preston, but you will sometimes be required to see patients and attend meetings at our Chorley site.  You will have opportunities to work with experienced and highly skilled teams to support research.

We work in collaboration with our local Baby Beat Charity who have provided valuable equipment, training and advanced technology to help babies to be born safely. The Charity have identified and included the need for research to be a prime aspect of their work and focus, and therefore have funded a Research Midwife post. The value of this has become more evident as it has seen the growth of research being undertaken and the wealth of evidence that is being gained. The Research Team are committed to supporting, promoting and being involved with the Charity.  This would also be expected of the successful applicant.

As a member of our team you will have access to high quality training and continued professional development.  You will be part of a supportive team with the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills.  You will be provided with a comprehensive induction programme and have a personal development plan tailored to your training and development needs. 

Interview Date 4th April 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information please contact:

Katrina Rigby, Senior Research Midwife & Team Leader for Reproductive Health, Childbirth & Children’s Research 01772 524697

If you have problems applying, contact

01257 245589