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Band 6 Research Midwife

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a research midwife to join our team to cover the midwifery and gynaecology portfolio. The post is for 12 months to provide maternity cover and will provide an opportunity to be involved with exciting clinical trials that have the potential to change clinical practice. This unique opportunity allows the successful candidate to follow patients from recruitment through to study close out so being able to build a rapport with patients is essential. Although not part of the direct clinical care team you will have the opportunity to provide support throughout pregnancy from antenatal to the post-natal period within the scope of the clinical trials protocol. You need to be able to work autonomously and manage a case load of patients.

Main duties of the job

As a Research Midwife you will support the Research Team Lead to identify studies, assessing team capacity and workloads, prioritisation, assessment, management and recruitment of patients to clinical research studies within Midwifery and Reproductive health and gynaecology. The role involves using an in depth knowledge of trial protocols and their application in practice alongside a working knowledge and compliance with local, national and international research regulations. You will also be responsible for your own clinical caseload and studies.

You will support the Research Team in commercial and academic clinical trials, including assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating research nursing care and providing support to patients who have been or have the potential to be recruited onto a clinical trial programme. This includes ensuring the clinical trial has full approval to proceed, collecting data, interviewing, supporting, monitoring patients and data entry. Clinical aspects of the role will include phlebotomy, processing of blood specimens, drug administration and clinical observations. The role includes close liaison with clinicians, data managers, sponsors, research and development, and outpatient and inpatient staff.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Registered Midwife on the NMC register


  • * Health care management / leadership qualification



  • * Professional portfolio which demonstrates continuing professional development, evidence of ability to maintain professional registration
  • * Substantial post registration experience working in a complex health care setting / Acute NHS care setting supervising / mentoring junior staff
  • * Evidence of professional /clinical knowledge in area supplemented by specialist clinical and or managerial training and CPD
  • * Relevant and recent clinical experience within the speciality /acute care setting, including the supervision /education of junior staff
  • * Experience of mentoring undergraduate students
  • * Evidence of ability to lead /coordinate a shift /area of department
  • * Experience in learning from incidents /complaints and supporting changes in practice.


  • * Evidence of Research knowledge ( D)
  • * Experience of clinical trials/ studies/ research coordination (D)

Additional Criteria


  • * Demonstrates specialist expertise underpinned by theory acquired through CPD
  • * Evidence of involvement and leadership in teaching and mentoring learners
  • * Competence in expanded clinical practice associated with the role
  • * Excellent Communication skills, written & verbal.
  • * Ability to work under pressure across competing demands
  • * Ability to articulate the principles of
  • safeguarding and mental capacity
  • * Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • * Approachable and friendly
  • * Supportive / Flexible
  • * Well organised
  • * Good communicator
  • * Sound clinical reasoning and decision making
  • * Ability to perform in complex and challenging situations
  • * Ability to inspire and lead a team
  • * Ability to work flexible shift pattern, where required to include rotation to day /night duty and unsocial hours according to service need


  • Demonstrate an ability, experience, passion in the following:
  • * Leadership
  • * Team Building
  • * Managing resources
  • * Time management
  • * Role modelling
  • * Change management / clinical developments
  • * Clinical governance
  • * Audit and research
  • * Workforce planning / management
  • * NHS policy and political awareness

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Heartlands Hospital

Bordesley Green E


West Midlands

B9 5SS

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