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Matron- Local Neonatal Uni

Employer
University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Poole
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 Per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

Job Details

We are looking for an exceptional, highly motivated, innovative leader to join our Matron team within the Womens, Childrens, Cancer and Support Services Care Group. The Matron for the Local Neonatal Unit/ NICU) at University Hospital Dorset.

The Neonatal service currently based at Poole hospital is part of the Trusts exciting transformation programme and will be moving to the newly built BEACH building In April 2025.

The Neonatal service is a Level 2 service which works collaboratively within the Thames Valley & Wessex Neonatal Network receiving referrals from Dorchester and Tertiary centre links within the Wessex region.

The Neonatal services comprises of 20 cots: 10 ITU/HDU and 10 special care cots.

We have close working relationships with our high risk obstetric service and fetal medicine team, and care for many complex and preterm infants. As a regional centre we accept both in and ex utero transfers from a wide geographical area. We take pride in exceptional outcomes for our families, with a robust commitment to ongoing quality improvement. There are fully integrated support services of pharmacy, social services, family support, dietetics, radiology, speech and language therapy and occupational Therapy. Our team regularly contributes to national meetings as well as national working groups from CRG, BAPM to NICE. We work closely with our colleagues in maternity including in the MatNeo QI programmes of work.

Base Location: Poole Hospital

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

To provide clinical and professional leadership to the Neonatal services and Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners team ensuring that action is taken at all levels to empower nurses/midwives to provide high standards of care in a safe environment.

To act as a professional role model, demonstrating the trust vision and values and ensuring that staff work within regulatory, legal and trust policies and procedures in maintaining and improving standards utilising resources available.

Take responsibility for overall monitoring of clinical standards within teams or services including overall responsibility for safe staffing, standards of clinical practice and the setting clear objectives for development, ensuring agreed programmes of work are running to plan, and promptly escalating any cause for concern through appropriate communication channels.

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued teammates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

This means that some services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have about this at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • 1st Level Registered nurse/Midwife /AHP on relevant part of the Register.
  • Relevant post registration specialist training at masters level equivalent.


Desirable

  • Masters degree


Experience

Essential

  • Proven track record of operational management in the acute healthcare setting managing a ward / service/ department. Including staff, financial/
  • Experience of being accountable for the delivery of a clinical/nursing service


Desirable

  • Experience within the Neonatal service
  • Experience writing clinical policies and procedures.


Tecnical skills

Essential

  • Ability to demonstrate expert clinical and nursing knowledge.
  • Budgetary experience


Desirable

  • Evidence of advanced leadership qualities.


Knowledge

Essential

  • Extensive knowledge of National and Local NHS care and Nursing & Midwifery agenda
  • Highly developed specialist knowledge for field of practice, underpinned by theory and experience.


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Poole

St Mary's Road

Poole

BH15 2LG

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

153-SP03058

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