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Research Nurse/Midwife Diabetes Focused

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum, pro rata.
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Part Time

Job Details

Research Nurse/Midwife Diabetes Focused

Research and Development

Band 7 - �43,742 to �50,056 per annum, pro rata

Hours: 7.5 per week, Fixed Term Contract until 01 December 2025

The MKUH Research and Development Department is seeking a Nurse or Midwife with specialist knowledge and experience in Diabetes and Antenatal care to support with the delivery of an antenatal diabetes research study and support on other diabetes studies as able. Training and support with research skills will be provided if necessary.

MKUHResearch and Development team is wellestablishedandhas achievedgreat successin recent years in recruiting patients to UKCRN trials,achievingseveral awards includingthe All-round High PerformingTeamandOutstandingResearch TeamLeader.We have a variety of studies across many specialities looking at cutting edge innovations and advancements aiming to improve patient outcomes.

If you are looking to increase your knowledge of research processes or are looking for a new challenge and meet the above criteria, we would love to hear from you this is an excellent secondment opportunity! (with prior permission from your line manager).

Interview on 10th May

Please contact Lynn Wren, Deputy Head of R& D - for more information.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work within the Research Team at Milton Keynes NHS Foundation Trust, with a primary aim of promoting the entry of patients into trials. The purpose of the job is to lead within the R& D team promoting inclusivity, development and engagement whilst raising awareness of and developing collaborative networks to promote clinical research. Central to this role is increasing the number of patients recruited into trials in line with the National Institute for Health Research high level objectives.

Ensuring high standards of recruitment, education and monitoring of patients entering clinical trials and the maintenance of accurate and comprehensive records is an essential aspect of this post. Along with delivery of the service level agreement with the Thames Valley & South Midlands Clinical Research Network (TVSMCRN).

Managing members of the research team, the post holder will ensure all Human Resource requirements are completed in a timely manner and the Healthroster accurately maintained.

About us

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description for more information.MKUH is committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and as such we offer a range of flexible working practices. We promote an inclusive workforce and encourage applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

MKUH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents all prospective employees of MKUH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

By applying for this role, you accept if successful, that information from your application will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system. Your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which aims at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.

Upon commencing employment with the Trust, all employees (except Medical & Dental Staff on national terms and conditions) are subject to a probationary period lasting a period of six months with an option to extend for a further six months to a total of 12 months.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • NMC registered adult nurse withsignificantexperience in a clinical field
  • Clinical Research Practitioner with a 2:1 or higher degree in a Life Science field andsignificantexperience in clinical trials
  • Post graduate diplomaor equivalent experience
  • Leadership/Management course
  • Computer literate
  • BLS qualificationwith Defib
  • Good Clinical Practice training


  • Research Qualification
  • Post Registration Qualification



  • Knowledge & experience in clinical research/clinical trials
  • Experience of managing a team/leadership
  • Experience and skills in education and training


  • Experience and skills in education and training



  • Understanding of research methods
  • Ability toself-manage
  • Able to work individually or as part of a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to perform Phlebotomy & Cannulation
  • Ability to develop and implement quality control processes, to ensure the collection of high-quality data.
  • Able to organise work to meet deadlines and priorities.
  • ECG and vital signs training

Personal and people development


  • Demonstrable commitment to personal and professional development
  • Demonstrable commitment to educate others and share best practice



  • Good communication and interpersonal skills,enthusiasmand a willingness to work closely and co-operatively with others.


  • Good presentation skills

Specific requirements


  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations.
  • Open and approachable manner


  • Demonstrable knowledge of leadership skills and styles
  • Able to work under pressure and multitask

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


R+D - Other Projects (Dept)

Milton Keynes


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