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Senior Neonatal Network Educator

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Per annum
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Part Time
Do you have extensive experience in Neonatal Services and experience of service development and working to influence neonatal care? Are you looking for a new challenge?

If so come and join us in the North West Neonatal Operational Delivery Network (NWNODN). Established in April 2013 we are compromised of the 3 well established Locality Networks Lancashire and South Cumbria, Greater Manchester and Cheshire and Merseyside covering 22 neonatal services.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering an effective support service across the Neonatal Networks of the North West Neonatal ODN with the aim of:
  • Improving access to and egress to/from services at the right time.
  • Improving operational consistency
  • Improving outcomes
  • Increasing productivity

The Senior Neonatal Network Educator will be responsible for the planning, delivery and evaluation of region wide expert education across the North West. Senior neonatal clinical expertise is required to be able to deliver education to clinical teams from all neonatal services in the North West. High level experience of clinical decision-making and extensive neonatal experience will inform the education programme delivered in line with the NW Expert Education Group work plan. The post holder will need to identify areas for development in line with the NWNODN Education strategy and tailor the educational offer to the Multi-Disciplinary Team within a variety of neonatal settings.

About us

Our values are very important to us at Alder Hey. We expect everyone who works here to know these values and embody them every day. Our core values are Excellence,Together,Innovation,Openness, andRespect.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Use senior neonatal clinical expertise to inform high level regional education delivery for multiple services in line with key network priorities and in response to identified clinical governance issues raised within the network.
  • Lead the development of network approach to high quality, sustainable, multidisciplinary neonatal education, training and development programmes.
  • In collaboration with key stakeholders develop, manage and drive delivery of the Education, Training and Development Strategy of the NWNODN.
  • Deliver teaching and/or training using a variety of methods to best suit the learning needs of the target audience.
  • Prioritise, organise and ensure the delivery of co-ordinated multidisciplinary training programmes, considering guiding documents, undergraduate and postgraduate agendas, NWNODN neonatal service needs and professional development needs.
  • Innovate new ways of working.
  • Work across boundaries to bring a multidisciplinary approach to the education of relevant neonatal staff throughout the North West.
  • The post holder will ensure they maintain their clinical competency and retain evidence of this in their personal portfolio.
  • To have awareness of and contribute to national initiatives.
  • To identify and share best practice across the NWNODN.
  • To operate in a highly political and sensitive environment
  • Support the portfolio of initiatives in demonstrating value for money for the current spend through tracking, managing and delivering agreed benefits.
  • To promote NWNODN education developments locally and nationally
  • To develop and utilise specialist neonatal education knowledge and experience related to the use of network models and improvement science to achieve step changes in quality Education, training and development programmes.
  • To identify, manage, and maintain credibility with all Stakeholders within the network community, fostering a culture of collaboration for the delivery of equitable, high-quality care, anticipating barriers and taking appropriate action to improve outcomes. At times this will include acting as an honest broker reconciling conflicting views and interests.
  • To understand, communicate and implement national policy through network training and education activities.
  • To contribute to and identify national best practice, ensuring this is shared and widespread adoption secured through advanced influencing skills.
  • To foster a culture of innovation, through working in collaboration with academic and education structures such as Academic Health Science Networks, CLAHRCs and Local Education and Training Boards.
  • Designs, develops and tests new and innovative training, education and development methods and practices, evaluates the outcomes of testing and modifies innovations to improve their quality.
  • Initiate and take forward introduction and maintenance of education and training activities continuously monitoring and taking effective action to address any quality issues.
  • To establish and maintain highly effective communication routes in line with the needs of the diverse range of network stakeholder interests.

Person Specification



  • Educated to masters level
  • Neonatal qualification
  • Advanced neonatal nurse practitioner qualification


  • Teaching qualification



  • Evidence of innovating, implementing and evaluating new ways of working



  • Extensive knowledge of specialist area,
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Evidence of MDT neonatal education and training

Analytical Skills


  • Must be able to provide and receive highly complex, sensitive issues or contentious information, negotiate with senior stakeholders on difficult and controversial issues, and present complex and sensitive information to large and influential groups
  • Ability to analyse complex facts and situations and develop a range of options
  • Strategic thinking and able to resolve problems

Employer details

Employer name

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Alder Hey


L12 2AP

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