County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
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We are looking for a Research Midwife to join our enthusiastic, pro-active research team. This is initially a 12 month post, with a view to annual renewal.
Are you interested in discovering new information and knowledge? Keen to explore new processes, devices or treatments to improve patient outcomes? Are you naturally curious, constantly seeking answers and passionate about research?
The Research and Innovation Department are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to undertake the role of Clinical Research Midwife. We are a hugely enthusiastic team with a thriving research portfolio of studies. Our work ranges from small scale observational studies to large scale multinational clinical trials within a wide range of conditions. Our team includes Clinical Research Nurses/Midwives/Practitioners, Data Assistants and Research Facilitators.
We work closely with our clinical teams to offer CDDFT patients the opportunity to take part in research, seeking new treatments and better outcomes.
Main duties of the job
Facilitate recruitment and delivery of NIHR portfolio studies across all sites of County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust.
Increase recruitment of NIHR portfolio research by working in clinical settings and with clinical colleagues within CDDFT.
To manage a range of portfolio studies overseeing timely set up, recruitment and close down of studies.
To provide holistic care to all research participants throughout the duration of them taking part in research studies.
To maintain effective and professional links with care groups via informal ways and attend regular governance meetings
Engage with trial teams to ensure all research activity is conducted in a timely manner and in accordance with protocol
Identifty any barriers to research within CDDFT and work with care groups and support departments to facilatate smooth running of studies.
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We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.
At County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust our aim is to always deliver excellent care with compassion to deliver the highest quality of care our patients deserve. We value the personal skills, experiences and qualities that individuals bring to the Trust; creating an inclusive working environment to attract talented people who feel motivated, involved and able to influence the future direction of our services. The wellbeing of staff is important to us; we have a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team who provide support on a range of topics.
We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented
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The post holder will possess a variety of knowledge and skills that will be transferable to working as a Clinical Research Midwife.
The post holder is expected to work in a proactive, organised manner to manage a range of portfolio studies: to meet targets and troubleshoot any issues with recruitment or engagement. They will ensure all studies are conducted in accordance with the research protocol and always work within ICH Good Clinical Practice Guidelines for research.
We are looking for a team player who can also work independently, can cope under pressure, and has a flexible approach to their work.
The post holder must be able to demonstrate they have a passion for clinical research and providing the opportunity for patients and staff within CDDFT to be aware of research activity and how to take part in research.
Special Skills & Knowledge
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Certificate of Sponsorship
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