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Neonatal Unit Manager

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An amazing opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and committed senior neonatal nurse /unit manager to join the Neonatal Intensive Care Services at Oldham Care Organisation which provides level three neonatal care within the North West Neonatal Operational Delivery Network.

This post requires forward thinking, compassionate family focused neonatal leadership who is highly motivated to developing the service further.

The successful candidate will show commitment to patient safety, quality improvement, supporting financial sustainability and workforce retention. You will be expected to use your expert clinical knowledge along with management and leadership skills to support staff and patient experience

If you have exceptional communication skills and a passion for service development, driving quality and family integrated care then we would invite you to apply.

Main duties of the job

The unit consists of 37 cots, 9 designated intensive care, 9 high dependency, 19 special care with transitional care provisions working collaboratively with the maternity team within the maternity environment.

The post holder will work closely with the Neonatal Lead Nurse to ensure that the unit maintains an accountable approach to workforce which has the highest standard of care provision, local performance (including governance and mandatory training) and promoting best evidence based practice within the neonatal and wider multidisciplinary team.

The post holder will support programmes of improvement work streams such as Baby Friendly Initiative, FiCare, and Neonatal Optimisation and much more.

You will receive a supported induction, leadership support and the opportunity to develop your professional portfolio.

About us

Oldham Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. The place where the world's first IVF baby was delivered, Oldham is a town of pioneering firsts. Today, Oldham is responsible for delivering a range of acute and community health services across the local area and at The Royal Oldham Hospital. As a designated trauma unit for Greater Manchester and one of only three vascular centres in Greater Manchester, Oldham is a specialist hospital for acute surgery and provides state of the art onsite pathology services to the North West.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job responsibilities, please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trust's Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, marital status, social background or trade union membership. However, as a member of ethnicity minority groups and individual with disabilities are under represented at this level, we would encourage applications from members of this group. Appointments will be based on merit alone.

Person Specification

Essential Qualifications


  • NMC Registration
  • Degree In Nursing
  • Recognised Management or Leadership Qualification
  • Substantial post registration experience
  • Significant experience of managing a team shift by shift
  • Experience of providing all levels of Neonatal Care in a Neonatal setting
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Leadership skills
  • Experience of research and audit
  • Experience of ward/department management


  • Evidence or having undertaken relevant further training related to the post
  • experience of ward budgets
  • experience as a change agent

working conditions


  • ability to work shift patterns, days, nights, weekends and bank holidays

physical effort


  • all aspects of ward activities with demands of standing, walking, assisting babies and mothers

Emotional effort


  • experience of distressing situations supporting babies and their families

Mental Effort


  • Ability to concentrate during stressful and unpredictable times

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, The Royal Oldham Hospital

Rochdale Road



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