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Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Project Manager

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa pro rata (Dependent on experience)
Closing date
26 Sep 2023
An exciting 18 month fixed-term opportunity has arisen to support the clinical integration of neonatal services across Bristol. Aligned with a planned physical reconfiguration in several years' time, this role will facilitate the operational and working integration of the units in advance of this.

Improving the quality and outcomes of new born care has been identified as a key national priority in both the NHS Long Term plan and in the recent national neonatal review Better Newborn Care. In clear alignment with these core national strategies, this post has been created to project manage the present opportunity to place the newborn babies' needs at the centre of how we deliver neonatal care in Bristol, to build a safe and sustainable neonatal service for the future, and to address some of the challenges and risks faced by the services based at University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust and North Bristol NHS Trust at present.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an experienced clinical manager to lead a project to clinically integrate two large tertiary neonatal units to underpin the centralisation of Neonatal Intensive Care (level 3) services in Bristol, working closely with teams from University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust and North Bristol NHS Trust. As well as leading the management of the project, the post-holder will also be responsible for leading on communications, reporting requirements and ensuring all project and governance requirements are met.

The ideal candidate will be a clinical manager with experience of working in a neonatal unit, and will be a proactive, self-motivated individual with strong organisation skills, the ability to think strategically, and an excellent ability to communicate complex information to a range of audiences. They will be able to build strong relationships and will be persuasive and innovative in seeking solutions to bring the two units together. The ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders across multiple sites and organisations is key.

This role would suit an Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience of working in neonatal units, and could be undertaken either as a full time role or as a job share arrangement.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and Person Specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of facilitating improvement and change projects within services
  • Experience of managing complex and contentious change
  • Ability to engage and motivate staff to deliver a shared vision and outcome
  • Ability to demonstrate strategic thinking and a system-wide approach
  • Ability to coordinate and chair meeting with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience of collaborating across multiple organisations and stakeholders, and working with multidisciplinary teams


  • Knowledge of QI methodologies
  • Experience of operational management
  • Ability to identify financial impact of change and articulate this effectively

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Ability to influence and negotiate in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong methodological and organisational skills
  • Ability to quickly establish credibility with senior staff and maintain good working relationships
  • Excellent written skills and the ability to articulate complex situations and solutions
  • Computer literate

Qualifications and Training


  • Degree level education or equivalent experience
  • Proven experience in managing within clinical services


  • Postgraduate qualification
  • Advanced Clinical Practice (Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner) qualification (MSc)
  • Willingness to complete the NHS Better Business Cases 'practitioner' level course
  • Formal training in QI methodologies



  • Ability to manage self and exhibit skills, including self-awareness, self-management and drive for improvement
  • Ability to analyse information and articulate information to others
  • Ability to understand different perspectives, and to act with diplomacy
  • Confident and approachable style
  • Able to establish credibility with staff at all levels
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Demonstrable commitment to the NHS
  • Emotional resilience

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


St Michael's Hospital

Southwell Street



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