We are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking and forward thinking band 6 qualified nurses to join our dynamic and friendly neonatal team on a permanent and fixed term basis.
We have an 18 bedded level 2 unit, looking after babies from 27 weeks gestation which includes 2 ITU cots and 4 HDU, as well as a 9 bedded transitional care unit.
We support and work closely with Hereford Neonatal unit by accepting both in-utero and ex-utero transfers for babies requiring ITU and HDU services.
We provide stabilisation for babies below 27 weeks in emergency cases, and work alongside transport services and the West Midlands Operational Delivery Neonatal Network to transfer them to more suitable NICUs.
We are passionate about, and promote baby friendly standards and family integrated care and are looking towards becoming a standalone baby friendly Neonatal Unit.
The staff on our neonatal unit are in sub-teams lead by band 6 nurses, focusing on areas they are passionate about within neonatal care. This gives staff excellent opportunities for both personal and professional development and job satisfaction.
We support and encourage professional development, and we are proud to have designated educators who cover paediatrics and neonates, who work closely and support all staff.
If this sounds like somewhere you would like to work, and you think you are a suitable candidate please contact Ward Manager Anya Wright on 01905 760661 or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.orgMain duties of the job
We are looking for someone with the passion to become a leader, or with existing experience in leading a team, who can assist us in striving to achieve great things!
As a band 6 nurse on our neonatal/TCU you will be responsible for taking charge of running the shift, supporting staff, cot management, and working closely with the wider MDT. This is a highly challenging, but extremely rewarding role.About us
Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.
The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester
Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.
We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.
Our objectives are simple:
- Best services for local people
- Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
- Best use of resources
- Best people
Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesKey Working Relationships:
Divisional and directorate team members, Senior and junior medical and nursing staff, ward clerks, facilities staff, other health care professionals, social workers, other care providers, patients and their relatives, volunteers.
The post involves manual handling activities and exposure to body fluids and chemicals. May involve some VDU work and individuals may be exposed to violence and aggression.Job Purpose:
To ensure the maintenance of a high standard of nursing care at all times through the effective management of staff and resources and to be available for advice and support within the specialty
Provide effective leadership and to act as a good role model, as well as to liaise with all members of the multi-disciplinary team and co-ordinate all aspects of care in the best interests of the patient and family
To supervise junior staff and to teach qualified and unqualified staff as appropriate
To liaise closely with person carrying overall responsibility for the ward/department in the absence of that personKey Duties:Professional/Clinical Leadership
Establish and maintain communication with people about routine and daily activities, overcoming any differences in communication between the people involved
Assess, develop, implement and evaluate programme of care. To actively participate in team nursing and the development of nursing responsibilities for individual patients. To be responsible for the organisation of nursing care within the clinic
To discuss with the Matron regarding development and changes both nursing and medical, which affect patients directly and indirectly
Assess the health and wellbeing needs of people whose needs are relatively stable and consistent with others in the caseload
Plan, deliver and evaluate programmes to address peoples health and wellbeing needs which are relatively stable and consistent with others in the caseload
To take appropriate action to ensure the safety of patients, including the delegation of patient care to nurses with the appropriate level of skill at all times. To report any accidents/incidents to the Matron.
To actively participate in the nursing process in the best interest of the patient
To ensure that acceptable standards of patient care are maintained and, where necessary, instigate changes in agreement with Matron
Lead others in the development of knowledge, ideas and work practice Staff Development
Develop own knowledge and skills and contribute to the development of others
Supervise the training of qualified and unqualified staff in accordance to their level of competence, and assist junior staff to develop clinical and managerial skills
To Act as a mentor for junior staff, to participate in teaching for all learners in accordance with their objectives, working closely with the Clinical Facilitators. To provide support and supervision of learner nurses. To participate in teaching programmes
Maintain a wide knowledge of current practice an issues within the speciality by reading relevant journals and attending study days where appropriate. Promoting the implementation and teaching of research based practice
To attend mandatory training days
To organise and provide training programmes in accordance with the identified needs for the departmentManagement
Promote effective communication with ward/departmental staff and multidisciplinary teams
To manage effectively the ward/department in the absence of the Matron
To prepare the duty rota for staff within the ward establishment. To provide effective and well balanced staff cover to meet the requirements of the service and to ensure the presence of a suitably qualified and experienced nurse at all times
Contribute to the implementation of services
Plan, allocate, assess and provide feedback to team members
Maintain and support the efficient use of physical and/or financial resources
To collect information for and participate in studies to determine patient dependency and quality assurance
To take all measures to ensure safety and report all accidents/incidents to the Matron and to monitor the safe and effective use of all equipment and the economic use of supplies
Maintain accurate records at all times, ensuring appropriate reporting mechanisms are used
Be conversant with Trust and other policies, procedures and mechanisms in place
To work in accordance with government initiatives to ensure targets set are achievedPersonnel
To participate in the selection and interviewing of nursing staff within the ward/department
Participate in devising induction programmes for newly appointed staff
To assist the Matron in monitoring staff performance
Participate in staff appraisal and writing of reports
To assist in the maintenance of day to day discipline within the department
To inform the Matron of staff failing to meet the required standard of performance, and taking appropriate action where required
To counsel staff in relation to personnel and professional mattersGeneral Duties: Clinical Governance
Promote best practice in health, safety and security
Contribute to quality improvement
Promote peoples equality, diversity and rights
Participate in personal and departmental clinical audit
To ensure that nursing procedures are implemented and maintained in accordance with the policies of the Trust
To contribute to the control of infection by monitoring and reporting any housekeeping issues and maintaining rotas for regular cleaning of nursing/patient equipment
Assist in maintaining own and others health safety and securityProfessional
To maintain a professional attitude at all times developing the role of the nurse in the best interest of the patient and profession in accordance with Nursing & Midwifery Council
To be aware of personal and professional development. To attend courses and conferences as recommended and approved by the Matron
To be conversant and comply with the Trust policies and regulations and attend mandatory lectures as instructed
Participate in research projects where appropriate, report findings within a multidisciplinary framework.
Implement research where appropriatePerson SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- RSCN/RN (Child)/RN/RM
- QIS or equivalent with minimum 2 years experience.
- Demonstrate evidence of working towards further education e.g. Degree in related topics
Knowledge, skills and personal qualitiesEssential
- Extensive neonatal nursing experience with a minimum of 4 years at Band 5 or above
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Able to work on own initiative and under pressure
- Able to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team within the primary and secondary care setting
- Excellent teaching skills committed to teaching
- Able to demonstrate change management skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Understanding of child protection
- Up to date knowledge of issues affecting neonates and neonatal nursing
- Understanding of professional development
- Understanding of clinical governance responsibilities
- Change agent
- Displays leadership skills
- Flexible to meet the demands of the service
- Able to carry out full range of work related activities
- Teaching and assessing qualification desirable
- Good attendance record
- Willing to undertake further training in relevant issues
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS TrustAddress
Charles Hastings Way
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