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Neonatal Nurse

Employer
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
5 May 2024
Join us, in working in the Unit that says YES.
  • Yes to infants that need us
  • Yes to professional and personal development
  • Yes to growing our team and our service

  • We are looking for talented QIS Neonatal Nurses or nurses currently on the QIS pathway looking at transferring, or senior experienced Band 5's waiting for the opportunity to commence the QIS course, to join our team. Working within our two neonatal units, including at the CQC 'Outstanding' rated Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital Maternity Service, our neonatal team care for nearly 1000 babies each year. We want to say yes to you advancing your career and achieving your potential in a specialty where every day makes the difference.

    The Imperial Neonatal service is getting bigger - more of the extremely premature infants born in London are delivered in Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea than any other Hospital in the Capital. We accept babies for cooling therapy, complex respiratory support, and treatment for ROP. Our skilled and experienced nursing team are fundamental in providing the incredibly high level care our babies deserve. We put our patients and their families at the centre of every decision we make and you can join us in giving our patients the Best Start in Life.

    We want every member of our nursing team to grow and develop every day. With a team of specialist education nurses, regular simulations and hands on training, and access to university and resus council accredited courses. Imperial has extensive in house leadership training and development courses to accelerate your career and bespoke support from our charity to assist with additional funding for professional development. New skills, new projects, and new tools mean that nurses working with us have every resource they need to excel.

    We've been pushing to grow our service and have been succeeding! With an increase in activity and acuity we have added 20% more ITU capacity at our tertiary site. As the speciality of neonatology grows and moves towards the future we are facing the challenges of workload and the pressure on our staff by increasing our Quality in Specialty Nurses. Every baby deserves top level care and we are pushing for more of our babies to receive one to one care giving us better outcomes and helping every one of our patients go home and live a full life.

    At our Trust, we encourage you to think big and progress fast, supported by outstanding learning and development opportunities. You'll be joining one of the UK's firstacademic health science centresand workingalongside leading clinicians of all backgrounds who are pushing the boundaries in patient care and research. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. Have an experience like no other and fast forward your career.

    Main duties of the job

    • To deliver safe, efficient, compassionate and excellent individualised nursing care for babies and their family.
    • To promote Integrated family delivered care within Neonatal services
    • To reduce risk and maintain patient and staff safety take lead in investigating clinical incidents and identify ways to improve practice
    • To effectively communicate with family/carers, the multidisciplinary team and agencies outside the organisation
    • To supervise, support and assess learning/development of junior staff, pre-registration nursing and midwifery students, nursing associates and nursery nurses.
    • To participate in research on the clinical floor
    • We expect all our staff to share the Trust values that are Kind, Expert, Aspirational, Collaborative and behave in a way that reflects these.


    About us

    At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

    Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

    We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

    Person Specification

    Education/ qualifications

    Essential

    • RN/ RSCN/ RN Child / RM
    • Neonatal Qualification in Speciality or Equivalent (eg ENB 405)


    Desirable

    • NMC Standards of Student Supervision and Assessment(SSSA) Qualification


    Experience

    Essential

    • Recent experience of caring for sick neonates in ITU/HDU/SCBU
    • Leading a small team
    • Supporting students and junior members of staff


    Desirable

    • 6 Months experience post QIS Neonatal Qualification


    Skills/knowledge/ abilities

    Essential

    • Ability to lead a team
    • Adaptable and responsive to changing needs
    • Coaching skills
    • Demonstrates an understanding of managing resources and clinical risk


    Desirable

    • 2More advanced computer skills, use of Microsoft Office and similar tools


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

    Address

    Queen Charlotte's Hospital

    London

    W12 0HS

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

    290-WCCS-1288

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