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Generation Study Research Practitioner

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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This is an exciting opportunity to work within the Research and Development Delivery team at Birmingham Women's Hospital. The Research Practitioner post will work closely with the Principle Investigators, Project Manager, clinical teams and Research and Development in the set up of the Generation study (Newborn Genomes Programme). The trial will be on the R& D Midwifery research portfolio, you will be expected work independently and as part of a team in the co-ordination, delivery and development of the clinical research project at Birmingham Women's Hospital.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for the day-to-day activities, assessing and contributing to the care pathways for patients participating in the study. This will involve the daily screening, recruitment, registering blood samples, monitoring of trial patients, and the collection and documentation of accurate data. You will develop and utilise a working knowledge of and compliance with local, national and international research regulations.

This role is an autonomous role to work to support delivery of research. This will involve working across various departments and working with a multitude of other healthcare professionals to deliver a high standard of research. There is scope to support other specialties where necessary and where capacity allows.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families.

Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centered care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric center with an international reputation in several areas. Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care. Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Previous applicants need not apply

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent theoretical knowledge
  • Research specific additional training at post graduate diploma or equivalent level
  • Evidence of Good Clinical Practice for research training


  • Professional registration to appropriate body if a Nurse, Midwife, Clinical Scientist, Allied Health Professional, Health and Care Professionals Council, British Psychology Society, Registered Clinical Research Practitioner,

Personal Skills/Abilities and Attributes


  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to lead on numerous concurrent projects
  • Ability to deliver to targets and timelines
  • Effective communication with a MDT
  • Ability to communicate in difficult situation and able resolve conflict
  • Understanding of Trust Values and able to work to these at all times
  • Communicate appropriately with a variety of individuals including patients, families, sponsors, auditors,
  • Flexible and proactive approach to role to meet service needs and requirements
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team, department and Trust
  • Punctuality, reliability and good attendance

Other Requirments


  • Willingness and ability to learn new skills as required for study portfolio e.g. phlebotomy, ECG
  • Appropriate skill set for registration if applicable
  • Engagement in additional training as required for role
  • Likely to have contact with patient samples for collection, processing and transport e.g. blood and urine
  • Direct patient contact with children, young people, families, will be required in role

Knowledge and Nature of Experience


  • Experience of working within healthcare or clinical research in an NHS or University Institution
  • Experience in a patient facing role
  • Experience working within registered professional domain (if applicable)
  • to Clinical research delivery experience in an NHS or University Institution
  • Experience of data collection and maintenance
  • Understanding of UK Research Governance, including Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research


  • Experience of report writing

Analytical and Judgement Skills


  • Able to work within own limitations and recognize need to seek support from PI, Nursing, Clinical Teams when required
  • Able to work autonomously, prioritise and manage own time and workload to meet deadlines
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to delegate where appropriate
  • Ability to work within and lead a team to deliver to objectives, targets and deadlines
  • Effective management and utilization of resources, including human resources and equipment
  • Meticulous attention to detail


  • Literature searching skills

Professional/Specialist Knowledge


  • Ability to use elements of Microsoft Packages including Outlook, Excel, Word, Teams, PowerPoint, Publisher
  • Ability to use variety of Trust and research IT programs such as EDGE, databases, ICE, PEPR
  • Experience working within a multidiscipline team
  • Ability to support development of local research policy, e.g. SOPs, training packages and working practice documents
  • Ability to work under pressure of external parties such as Sponsors, to meet tight deadlines
  • Compassionate individual, able to deliver holistic care to child, young person and family
  • Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Able to organize large meetings, take minutes, prepare papers and liaise with large number of individuals across disciplines

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Women's Hospital

Mindelson Way


B15 2TG

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