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Neonatal Staff Nurse

Employer
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Burnley
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024
The Newborn centre caters for a birth rate of 6500 per year. Approximately 5000 deliveries (medium-high risk) occur on the hospital site. The remaining ~ 1500 deliveries are managed in 3 birthing centres, 2 based in the community in Blackburn and Rossendale and a co-located birth centre in Burnley on the hospital site.

We are currently looking to employ band 5 neonatal nurses, experience is preferred although not essential to join our amazing team her at the Lancashire women and new born centre in Burnley. Applicants will be required to have an up to date portfolio of NMC/ CPD with evidence of continuing professional development seen at interview

Main duties of the job

o To work with or without supervision according to own competency

o Work as a member of the team providing evidence based nursing care to infants and their families

o To ensure that the infant care is assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated in accordance with the Neonatal Unit's Philosophy of Family Centred Care.

o To maintain an on-going welcoming, caring and safe environment for neonates andtheir families

o Act as an advocate to ensure the delivery of care is focused on the neonate andfamily

o To have an understanding of all drugs used in the unit environment and to administer all medications (including intra-venous medications) in accordance with the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) Guidelines, Directorate and Trust Policies

o Ensure that adequate precautions are taken to minimise the risk of cross-infection in relation to the safe disposal of body fluids including blood products.

o To develop and maintain clinical skills, knowledge and attitude which includes expanded roles and responsibilities following appropriate training

o To facilitate discharge planning, liaise with the multidisciplinary team, other departments and community services as necessary

o Participate in the orientation, development and training needs of pre-registration students and newly qualified staff on the ward.

o Participate in clinical supervision as both supervisor and supervisee in accordance with the NMC guidelines.

o Support the team leader in effective resource management

About us

The single East Lancashire Neonatal unit is based in the Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre, which is a level 3 offering the highest level of therapies for premature and sick babies. The Neonatal Unit at LWNC has 6 intensive care cots, 8 high dependency cots and 20 special care cots with a total cot capacity of 34 cots.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide high standards of compassionate, holistic, family centred evidence-based neonatal care to all pre-mature sick neonates and their families, within the Neonatal, Transitional care and Community setting. To work as a member of the multidisciplinary ward team. The post holder will be expected to communicate effectively to all and provide support for students and new members of staff. The post holder will be accountable for their professional conduct as part of their Nursing and Midwifery Code.

As a member of the neonatal team you will contribute (through direction of your team leaders and matron) on:o Increasing public and patient engagement.o Improving communication with patients and improved customer care.o Reducing infant mortality.o Improving staff morale.

Clinical Work

o To work with or without supervision according to own competency.o Work as a member of the team providing evidence based nursing care to infants and their families.o To ensure that the infant care is assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated in accordance with the Neonatal Units Philosophy of Family Centred Care.o To maintain an on-going welcoming, caring and safe environment for neonates and their families.o Act as an advocate to ensure the delivery of care is focused on the neonate and family.o To have an understanding of all drugs used in the unit environment and to administer all medications (including intra-venous medications) in accordance with the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) Guidelines, Directorate and Trust Policies.

o Ensure that adequate precautions are taken to minimise the risk of cross-infection in relation to the safe disposal of body fluids including blood products.o To develop and maintain clinical skills, knowledge and attitude which includes expanded roles and responsibilities following appropriate trainingo To facilitate discharge planning, liaise with the multidisciplinary team, other departments and community services as necessaryo Participate in the orientation, development and training needs of pre-registration students and newly qualified staff on the ward.o Participate in clinical supervision as both supervisor and supervisee in accordance with the NMC guidelines.o Support the team leader in effective resource managemento Be aware of budgetary controls and ensure the economical use of resources, supplies and equipment. This includes effective utilisation of time.o To assist in ensuring the safety of the ward, actively participating in clinical audit, clinical risk and quality issues including the managing and reporting of incidentso To assist ward co-ordinator in the supervision of non-nursing staffo Seek to resolve concerns/complaints raised by service users with direction from the team leader/matron. Advice service users of the complaints procedures as appropriate. Participate in official investigations when necessary.

Communication:o Take an active role in maintaining effective communication with all members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure care is patient centred, efficient and effective.o Encourage parents/carers to be involved in the planning and participation of their infants care during their stay on Neonatal Unito Communicate sensitively with parents/carers, giving information, offering support and reassurance regarding their infants on going care and condition. Able to communicate (with support) in sometimes stressful situations.o Participation in unit meetings

Professional:o Maintain active status on the NMC Registero Maintain up to date skills, knowledge and professional portfolio. Keep abreast with current issues within the profession.o Participate in and undertake clinical audit in the ward areao Participate in in the development and implementation of clinical guidelines and policies with other members of the team, reviewing them on a regular basis.o To maintain confidentiality surrounding the infants admission and treatment at all times.o Participate in own appraisal/personal development plan.

Person Specification

Essential

Essential

  • Registered General Nurse/Registered Children's Nurse/Registered Midwife through training at degree or diploma level
  • Willing to undertake further education within the specialty
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD) or revalidation
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of neonatal nursing


Desirable

  • Experience in Neonatal Nursing would be an advantage
  • Neonatal Life Support Course (NLS) Mentorship


Employer details

Employer name

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Neonatal Unit Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre Burnley General Hospital

Casterton Avenue

Burnley

BB10 2PQ

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435-F029-24- B

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