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Neonatal Transport Nurse

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Castle Donington
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
28 Sep 2023
At the present time Your main base will be Leicester Royal Infirmary. The service has two bases one at Leicester Royal Infirmary (South base) and one at City Hospital Nottingham (North Base) The two teams work as one and work flexible on a day to day basis to provide a transport service across the East and West Midlands.

The service however will be moving to a central location in Castle Donington in late 2023, which will then become the base for all transport teams and will be your main base

You may be required to work in other designated locations of the Trust as well as your primary base. In particular, flexibility is required across the three main hospital sites (Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester General Hospital and Glenfield Hospital). If your initial location is one of these sites excess travel reimbursement would not apply for a permanent or temporary change of base.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide expert, safe clinical care to premature and sick new born infants whilst in the care of Centre Neonatal Transport Service.
  • To work as an effective professional team member at all times
  • To communicate clearly and effectively with members of the multi-disciplinary team within the transport service and the wider referring community.
  • To act as a role model in the delivery of expert clinical care for a given shift on an internal rotation basis.
  • To undertake agreed projects related to research, audit, practice and professional development within the transport setting.
  • To provide clinical supervision of others.
  • To act as a lead specialist working with autonomy to provide expert care.

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:
  • We focus on what matters most
  • We treat others how we would like to be treated
  • We are passionate and creative in our work
  • We do what we say we are going to do
  • We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust: (

The detailed job description and main responsibilities are included as an attachment to this advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence based neonatal care to neonatal patients and their families according to changing healthcare needs and varying levels of complexity
  • Demonstrate competency in safe use of all technical equipment.
  • To be expert at interpreting any change in the clinical condition of the baby and take appropriate action to liaise with the multi-disciplinary team to respond to changes.
  • Recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations
  • Responsible for the safe transfer of babies outside of the hospital environment.
  • Where appropriate to undertake, with appropriate training, extended clinical skills, such as, venepuncture and intravenous cannulation.
  • Provide advice, education, support and information to parents and other family members / carers as required and involve them in the planning and delivery of care relating to the transport setting.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with parents and other family members / carers during the transport episode.
  • Communicate with team members, medical and call handling colleagues to receive and provide reports on the progress of transfers throughout each shift.
  • Facilitate effective communication and liaison with other disciplines as necessary relating to transfers of sick new born and premature infants.
  • Ensure that fully accurate, complete and contemporaneous nursing records are written and maintained for each patient in accordance with agreed policy.
  • To work together with medical staff, ANNPs, other health care professionals including administrative staff in the delivery of high standards of effective neonatal transport care.
  • To work with the transport education team in order to successfully complete the CenTre Transport Service induction and nurse competencies in order to become a fully competent transport nurse.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse or Midwife
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Recognised post registration qualification in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing or equivalent
  • Recognised teaching and assessing qualification including mentoring or equivalent
  • Current NLS qualification
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of Quality and Safety policies and procedures


  • 2nd registerable qualification or equivalent demonstrable experience
  • Clinical Leadership course
  • Successful completion of a recognised neonatal / paediatric transport course
  • NLS instructor



  • Minimum 3 years recent post registration experience in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing
  • Minimum 6 months experience post successful completion of neonatal intensive care course qualification.
  • Evidence of clinical teaching and assessment of learners and students.


  • Previous neonatal transport experience
  • Awareness of professional nursing national agendas
  • Recent experience of caring for surgical infants

Communication skills


  • Good standard of spoken and written English
  • Able to demonstrate good listening written and communication skills
  • Able to prioritise own and others workloads

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Effective decision making and problem solving
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of Quality and Safety policies and procedures
  • Able to reflect on own behaviour and practice.
  • Effective decision making and problem solving
  • Competent in all aspects of neonatal care


  • Experience in audit and / or research projects



  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Ability to manage own time
  • Flexible team worker

Planning and Organisation Skills


  • Ability to prioritise workload

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to and understanding of the importance of treating all individuals with dignity and respect appropriate to their individual needs
  • All staff are expected to engage in compassionate and inclusive leadership in the provision of high quality care and interactions with others

Other Role Specific


  • Adaptable and flexible with working hours and conditions
  • Good attendance record

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust



Willow Road

Castle Donington

DE74 2NP

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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