An opportunity has arisen in the Nottingham Neonatal Service for an experienced neonatal nurse to support the Ward Sister in leading and facilitating the nursing team within the clinical area.
The post holder will act as Deputy to the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse regularly taking charge of the unit and ensuring that the standards and quality of care given to babies, together with the environment in which care is delivered, are maintained at a high standard.
The post holder will be expected to be an effective leader and role model and will be expected to provide regular direct clinical care and use experience to support the implementation of both clinical and non-clinical governance. He/she will be required to work flexibly as a member of the unit team and in support of the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse to ensure standards are being maintained, evaluated, and where necessary improved.
The post holder is required to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.Main duties of the job
In addition to the below summary you need to familiarize yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.
We will expect you to take managerial, clinical and professional responsibility for unit co-ordination and the development of a designated team of nurses. The Neonatal Service delivers care across two sites at the City and QMC Campuses. As a lead centre for the North Hub of the East Midlands Neonatal Operational Delivery Network (EMNODN), we offer medical and surgical intensive care for extremely premature and very sick infants. Our aim is for babies to be treated in the right place at the right time by a skilled and knowledgeable multi-disciplinary team with the family at the centre of this care.About us
A dedicated Institute of Nursing and Midwifery Care Excellence, offering continuing professional education and career development opportunities including: a well-established preceptorship programme, a seven day acute care skills foundation course, bespoke rotational programmes, resilience-focused clinical supervision, an international OSCE programme and clinical academic careers.
Access to the biggest established Shared Governance programme in the UK, with 85 staff councils at ward level and growing, giving our workforce a voice and supporting a culture of innovation.
Our nursing teams are leading Patient Experience Network National Award winning initiatives (PENNA 2018) and have opportunities to work on improvement initiatives that are co-produced with those who use our services Trust Relocation packages- at time of interview please enquire with Trust relocation packages available
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Terms and conditions apply please see attached refer a friend document.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
This role is to deputise to the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse and to maintain the high standards of the Neonatal Unit and the quality of care given to babies and the environment of the unit, regularly taking charge to ensure the highest level of care.
Effective Leadership skills and the ability to be a positive role model is expected from this post at all times.
The post holder, will be expected to provide regular direct clinical care and through experience and knowledge be able to support the implementation of both clinical and nonclinical governance.
Working flexibly as a member of the unit team and in support of the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse is expected in order to ensure standards are being maintained, evaluated, and where necessary improved.
The post holder is required to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.Person Specificationtraining and qualificationsEssential
- 1st level registered nurse
- Current registration with NMC
- Mentor/assessor qualification
- Post registration neonatal qualification
- NLS provider
- Competent in Medicines management
- Current critical care experience caring for Level1/Level 2 patients
- Portfolio demonstrating continuous professional development
- Demonstrated experience teaching one to one and small groups
- Evidence of performance reviews
- Evidence of change management
- Able to deliver complex, sensitive information effectively
- Effective communicator with patients, carers, all members of the multidisciplinary team
- Can produce timely, accurate written / electronic records/documents
- Evidence of presentation skills, use of Powerpoint or similar software
- Can minimise interpersonal conflict and barriers to communications
Planning & Organisation SkillsEssential
- Able to lead a team, prioritise and respond to planned and unplanned situations
- Make judgements and decisions regarding care planning and delivery
- Ability to assess staff competence and confidence in clinical practice
- Can prioritise and manage own time and workload and that of the team
- Able to plan, coordinate and deliver clinical education programmes in the ward / department setting
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Able to walk or stand for extended periods of time
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS TrustsAddress
Across both campus
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