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Senior Neonatal Nurse

Employer
Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
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 team at LWH work closely with the surgical team at AHCH to deliver a single neonatal service across the city.

A new build within AHCH is now underway to provide a Surgical Neonatal Intensive Unit.

The LNP is closely integrated with the regional fetal, maternal medicine departments we work in partnership to deliver babies requiring complex neonatal care for cardiac abnormalities, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, EXIT procedures and antenatal diagnosed abnormalities. We are also the tertiary NICU for Cheshire and Merseyside

The successful candidate will function as a senior clinical practitioner within the neonatal services at Alder Hey and Liverpool Women's hospital, using expert knowledge and skills to achieve optimum outcome for the neonate and family in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care for the neonate in partnership with the family in high dependency and intensive care nurseries and for co-ordinating, supervising and supporting the neonatal staff within an identified clinical area. You 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.

Once experienced in this role they will be required to act as shift leader as appropriate.

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:

Video:https://vimeo.com/556197652

Online brochure:https://www.liverpoolwomens.nhs.uk/media/4121/recruitment-pack-great-place-to-work-16pp-v4-final.pdf

Job description

Job responsibilities

To function as a senior clinical practitioner within the Liverpool Neonatal Partnership based in both LWH and AHCH demonstrating advanced knowledge and clinical skills in both medicine and surgery

Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care for the neonate in partnership with the family in high dependency and intensive care nurseries

Responsible for co-ordinating, supervising and supporting the neonatal staff within an identified clinical area

Responsible for supervising and mentoring junior staff, basic and post basic students within the Neonatal service

To act as room leader - Liverpool Womens site

To act as shift leader as required

Rotation within the Liverpool Neonatal Partnership

Please refer to the detailed job description and main responsibilities for this vacancy within the job description attached

Person Specification

Qualifications and Learning

Essential

  • Basic nursing / midwifery qualification
  • Appropriate post basic qualification in the speciality
  • Mentorship


Desirable

  • Evidence of ongoing academic studies at Masters level
  • Leadership Course


Health

Essential

  • Capable of bending lifting and standing


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Enthusiastic, motivated and committed to neonatal nursing
  • Calm and approachable
  • Reliable
  • Flexible and responsive to change


Desirable

  • Member of Neonatal interest group


Skills, Knowledge & Aptitudes

Essential

  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to plan and prioritise the workload
  • Demonstrates commitment to team working and the development of others
  • Research awareness
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


Desirable

  • Computer literacy
  • Surgical module


Experience

Essential

  • 3 years neonatal experience including intensive care
  • Competent in all areas
  • Recent mentoring experience
  • Evidence of leadership


Desirable

  • Evidence of service development


Special Circumstances

Essential

  • Flexible working patterns
  • Ability to work all shift patterns


Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Liverpool Women's hospital

Crown Street

Liverpool

L8 7SS

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159-LWH-222-24

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