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Neonatal Nurse for Transitional Care

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
6 Mar 2024
  • To work as part of the Liverpool Neonatal Partnership team based in both LWH and AHCH delivering individualised care to the neonate predominately within in Transitional Care

Neonatal care in Liverpool is going through an exciting period of change with the �15 million development of the Liverpool Women's Hospital (LWH) site and the Liverpool Neonatal Partnership (LNP) with Alder Hey Children's Hospital (AHCH) to develop a single service across the city.

Our new �15m extension was completed in February 2020, providing a state of the art environment for the babies and families of Liverpool. The NICU at LWH is a dynamic, diverse and growing service renowned for high standards of clinical care, research and education.

The building work has commenced on the Alder Hey site to have a surgical Neonatal Intensive Care unit . Plan to be finished to open approximately November 2025.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will function as clinical practitioners predominately within Transitional Care areas using knowledge and skills to achieve optimum outcome for the neonate and family in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team.

They will be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care for the neonate in partnership with the family in Low Dependency and Transitional Care areas and for co-ordinating, supervising and supporting the neonatal staff within an identified clinical area. With experience they will be required to act as room leader and be responsible for supervising and mentoring junior staff, basic and post basic students within the neonatal service.

About us

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust delivers the highest standards of care for women, babies and families. Each year we deliver over 7,500 babies, carry out over 49,000 gynaecological inpatient and outpatient procedures, care for over 1,000 poorly & preterm newborns, perform around 1,000 IVF cycles and have over 4,000 genetic appointments taking place. We believe that this along with a strong dedication to research & innovation makes us the specialist health provider of choice in Europe for women, babies and families.

We have some of the leading experts in their field, which has been showcased on national TV and news, making our teams famous across the world for professionalism, skill & compassion.

The Trust is constantly innovating and evolving it's services to provide the most cutting edge and modern care possible. As well as developing services on our current site we have long-term aspirations for the future. We have recently launched a number of new strategies which provide a detailed long-term plan for our services.

Check out why Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work using the links below:


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Job description

Job responsibilities

.Job Purpose:
  • To work as part of the Liverpool Neonatal Partnership team based in both LWH and AHCH delivering individualised care to the neonate predominately within in Transitional Care
  • Responsible for delivering care for the neonate in partnership with the family in all areas of the neonatal unit LDU/HDU/ITU with supervision / guidance when required.
  • Responsible for mentoring pre-registration students and more junior members of staff within the Neonatal Single Service
  • To act as room leader as required Liverpool Womens Site
  • Rotation within the Liverpool Neonatal Partnership Key Responsibilities:


Is competent to:
  • Attend the delivery of an infant with predictable needs and safely transport to the NICU/TC independently.
  • Attend the delivery of an infant with complex needs and safely transport to NICU with supervision if required.
  • To safely transfer infant from theatre/recovery
  • Admit infants to Liverpool Neonatal Partnership adhering to unit
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised care to the neonate with complex needs in partnership with the family and in collaboration with the multi- disciplinary team with supervision / guidance if required
  • Offer support and guidance to less experienced colleagues in the clinical area
  • Prioritize and manage a defined workload
  • Safely administer intravenous drugs and medicines, calculates, prepares and administers complex intravenous infusions according to the service guidelines
  • Safely use all relevant specialised neonatal equipment in the clinical area
  • Provide education and health promotion to the parents and
  • Demonstrates an ability to respond appropriately in an emergency
  • Demonstrates an ability to deliver care to the dying baby and responds appropriately when dealing with the parents and family under the guidance of a senior colleague if required.
  • Facilitate the discharge and transfer of infants in collaboration with the multi- disciplinary team and in partnership with the parents.
  • Hold the resuscitation Bleep
  • Hold the Controlled Drugs Keys
  • Acts as an advocate for babies and their families
  • Deliver programmes of care that are based on current Neonatal research based practice

  • Effectively communicates with colleagues and the multidisciplinary
  • Develops a rapport with parents and families which shows a sensitivity to their circumstances including emotional state and level of understanding.
  • Demonstrates an ability to articulate and interpret information for parents ensuring understanding.
  • Demonstrates an ability to communicate with parents and families who are

Teamwork / Leadership:
  • Shows initiative in the
  • Effectively supports student nurses and more junior members of the
  • Promotes a team concept in the delivery of
  • Actively contributes to the rotation of staff across Liverpool Neonatal Partnership Education / Professional Development:
  • Maintains responsibility for identification of own continuing educational needs and professional development and ensures that the standards for re-validation are
  • Participates positively in own annual Personal Development Review and ensure all objectives are achieved.
  • Attends all mandatory training days as identified by the Liverpool Neonatal Partnership and Trusts
  • Keeps up to date with current neonatal developments and medical and surgical practices, demonstrating a continuing process of attaining education and clinical
  • Acts as a mentor / preceptor to students and less experienced members of
  • Participates in the service Induction and preceptorship programs and acts as a mentor / preceptor to students and junior staff and performs work-based
  • Acts as a role model within the neonatal service supporting learning and

Service Improvement
  • Is aware of and, where appropriate assist in clinical audit within Liverpool Neonatal Service.
  • Is aware of current developments and new service initiatives and works with the team to ensure compliance.

  • Ensures own actions are consistent within the Liverpool Neonatal Partnership clinical governance systems.
  • Ensures own actions promote quality and participates in quality
  • Practices in accordance with agreed standards of care

Professional Responsibilities:

The post holder is professionally and personally accountable for his / her practice and is responsible for always promoting and safeguarding the wellbeing and interests of the infants and families.

The post holder will act in a manner consistent with the N.M.C. code performing his

/her role in accordance with the policies and procedures of Liverpool Neonatal Partnership.
  • Works within the parameters of the NMC Standards of Conduct
  • Acts in a manner which demonstrates equality and respects privacy, diversity and confidentiality of the babies and their families.
  • Satisfies risk management criteria through ensuring adherence to the NMC Professional Standards of practice and behaviour in terms of accountability and
  • Ensures all documentation is clear, concise, accurate and legible and in accordance with NMC Guidelines for Records and Record Keeping
  • Demonstrates safe drug administration in accordance with the Trust / Neonatal Directorate Policy and the NMC Guidelines for the Administration of Medicines

Organisational and Management:
  • Adheres to the Untoward Incident Reporting Procedure and reports any untoward incident following the Trust guidelines.
  • Ensures own actions support equality, diversity, and
  • Promotes the Trust risk management strategy and can demonstrate the appropriate action in the event of an adverse incident.
  • Ensures familiarity with the Trusts disciplinary, grievance and complaints
  • Records all information and activities undertaken in a clear and accurate manner using manual or computer systems as appropriate in accordance with Trust
  • Maintains patient confidentiality and deals with patient information in accordance with Trust policy.
  • Promotes peoples equality, diversity, and
  • Demonstrates an awareness of resource implications when planning care and delivering care.
  • Participates in team and unit
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the monitoring of standards of

Health and Safety
  • Acts in such a manner as to preserve the Health & Safety of themselves and any others including colleagues, parents, visitors and patients who might be at risk from their activities.
  • Co-operates with the Trust with regard to any matter affecting safety. This includes learning and observing agreed Safety Policies and Procedures relevant to the individual employees and their department.
  • Brings to the attention of their manager any matter which appears to suggest a health and safety hazard
  • Refrains from interfering with or misuse of anything provided in the interests of health and safety at work.
  • Adheres to Trust policies and guidelines in relation to patient security and
  • Promotes the Trust risk management strategy and can demonstrate the appropriate action in the event of an adverse incident.
  • Promotes the safety of babies, families, visitors, and staff within the Liverpool Neonatal Partnership.
  • Adheres at all times to the Infection Control policy and encourages others including colleagues and parents to do so.
  • Understands the basic legal and communication issues regarding child protection, domestic violence and vulnerable adults.

Person Specification



  • Basic level 1 registered nurse i.e. RN, RSCN, RM


  • Degree level studies
  • Intention to obtain qualification in the specialty
  • Post basic mentoring course



  • Relevant neonatal experience
  • Competent to work in all areas of the NICU
  • Relevant Neonatal Surgical experience.
  • Recent mentoring experience



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Keyboard skills
  • Evidence of team working
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Awareness of planning and prioritising workload
  • Research awareness


  • Evidence of leadership



  • Enthusiastic, motivated and committed to neonatal nursing
  • Calm and approachable
  • Caring and Considerate
  • Reliable



  • Capable of standing for periods of time



  • Flexible working patterns including days/nights

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust


Liverpool Women's Hospital

Crown Street


L8 7SS

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