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Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitoner

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
12 Mar 2024
Applications are invited for the post of Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (ANNP) 8b For the Liverpool Neonatal Partnership at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Liverpool Women's Hospital and the Neonatal Surgical Unit at Alder Hey Children's Hospital.The new neonatal surgical unit will be the first of it's kind in the UK planned to open Winter 2025, with parent bedrooms adjoined to their baby's cubicle facilitating optimal family integrated care provision.These developments mean we can offer exciting opportunities for experienced ANNP's to join the biggest team of ANNPs in the UK.If you are enthusiastic, flexible in your approach, innovative, highly motivated , wanting a challenge and have a commitment to providing excellence in neonatal care - then this is the job for you.

Continuing professional development is encouraged and you will be expected to participate actively in research, education, clinical governance, audit and guidelines. There are great opportunities for ANNPS looking for progression to further develop skills. You will be encouraged to develop all 4 pillars of advanced practice and be given opportunities to get involved in quality improvement and collaborate with leading paediatric and neonatal teams. Your training and education is our priority.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be part of the Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner lead team. They will take responsibility and lead on a specific area of practice, alongside clinical commitments and contribute to the professional development of the wider ANNP team.The experienced ANNP will be jointly responsible for annual PDR and mandatory training for members of the ANNP team and to support them through the process of re validation.The post holder will be responsible to maintain and enhance professional standards of care across the spectrum of Neonatology and will play an active role in conducting research in addition to facilitating others to do so either by the contribution to the organisation's nursing and midwifery research strategy or by mentorship of colleagues.80% of the job role will be clinical providing expert knowledge in order to address the needs of the neonatal population. You will provide appropriate intervention to patients alongside the provision of expert professional advice to other professionals, MDT, patients and carers. You will advise and support colleagues at an individual, team and organisational level by utilisation of your advanced knowledge and skill. You will lead on the development of initiatives and strategies utilising a high degree of personal autonomy.

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 new-borns, 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 its 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

  • Provide expert knowledge in order to address the needs of the neonatal population
  • Lead the development of initiatives and strategies utilising a high degree of personal autonomy
  • Provide expert professional advice to other professionals, MDT, patients and carers
  • Advise and support colleagues at an individual, team and organisational level by utilisation of their advanced knowledge and skill.
  • Be a recognised expert in neonatology and provide professional leadership, which will support and inspire colleagues and enhance the development of clinical practice
  • The postholder will utilise their expert knowledge base and clinical competence, to support multi-professional teams, ensuring a high standard of clinical care, in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and local guidelines.
  • They will provide leadership, clinical support and advice to nursing and medical staff, making appropriate referrals to, and co-ordinating the contribution of other members of the multi-professional team.
  • They will work with the Neonatal consultant responsible for medical staffing in coordinating rota patterns.
  • Have advanced leadership skills to enhance the development of patient pathways to meet national standards and guidelines.
  • Have advanced leadership skills to disseminate and implement advanced practice framework throughout the department and the wider trust.

Have direct patient contact for 80% of the job plan providing appropriate intervention to patients within the speciality area of neonatology.

Please see the attached job description for full details on the main job responsibilities & person specifications.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Learning


  • Master degree in Advanced Practice level 7
  • NLS qualification
  • V300 - Non-Medical Prescribing course


  • NLS/ ARNI instructor
  • Neonatal transport experience
  • Proof of continuous personal development

Skills, Knowledge & Aptitudes


  • Broad and advanced knowledge of clinical pathophysiology
  • Significant clinical experience in neonatal critical care
  • Has a sound level of knowledge in relation to invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • Evidence of competence neonatal critical carespecific clinical skills
  • In-depth knowledge of current clinical evidencebased practice
  • Willingness to perform and/or learn additional advanced clinical skills appropriate to neonatal critical care
  • NLS Qualification
  • Competence in performing Neonatal Cranial Ultrasound scans


  • Neonatal transport experience
  • ARNI course

Leadership & management


  • Evidence of leadership at local level
  • Ability to manage a team of patients and prioritise workload
  • Operational knowledge of adjacent services
  • Team building skills and ability to manage emerging practitioners
  • Understanding of equal opportunities
  • Experience of multidisciplinary working
  • Experience in teaching members of the multidisciplinary team and responding to learning
  • Knowledge and understanding of current changes in the NHS
  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical governance
  • Understanding and maintenance of patient confidentiality


  • Experience within adjacent services
  • Leadership qualification course
  • Experience of budget management

Research and Audit


  • Clinical audit experience
  • Research Skills

Personal Attributes


  • Drive to improve the service
  • Flexible and responsive to the changing needs of the service
  • Highly motivated self directed practitioner with excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills verbally and written
  • Well-developed facilitation and influencing skills, effective negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Team player


  • Evidence of ability to lead a team to support effective safe clinical care

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust


Liverpool Women's Hospital

Crown Street


L8 7SS

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