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Staff Nurse - NICU

Employer
Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Gillingham
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Paediatric nurse, Neonatal nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Staff Nurse - NICU

Division: Women, Children and Young People

Care Group: Women's & Children's Service

Band: 5

Interview Date: 25th July 2024

We are recruiting for Staff Nurseswho shares our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

Main duties of the job

We are a busy District General Hospital (DGH) serving the population of Medway and Swale and Medway was the first Trust in Kentto achieve foundation trust status in April 2008. Our children's emergency department has an annual attendance of over 30,000 babies, children and young people living locally.

The successful post holder will be expected to have an interest in caring for newborns and a drive to develop skills in the speciality of neonatology. The expectation will be that you proceed eventually to undertake the specialist training programme to enable you to care for those babies who require intensive care.

The post holder will take part in promoting Family Integrated Care and make sure that this is practiced at all times.

Our values are Bold, Every Person Counts, Sharing and Open and Together. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

We are committed to endorsing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion our policies / procedures ensure that all applicants are treated fairly at every stage of the recruitment process.

To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today.

About us

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved. Our culture and values are what drives the Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation.

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious environment.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement which will not mean sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We aim to support you to work flexibly in a way that will suit you and us.

All of our substantive & fixed term employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme.

We are taking positive action to ensure that we can attract, recruit and retain the best talent and would welcome more applicants from under - represented groups to support the Trusts commitment to a diverse, inclusive and an employer of choice workforce.

All staff at Medway comply the Trust's and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board's policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be supported by Clinical Nurse Educator, Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners and Governance managers, together with a friendly multidisciplinary team and a corporate training and development team. We have in house leadership programmes and work with a range of universities to ensure you can progress through academic pathways in order to support your career development.

Responsible for carrying out clinical practice within designated clinical areas, ensuring that high quality, current evidence-based nursing assessment, care planning, implementation, interventions and evaluations for patients is provided from admission through to discharge

Will be responsible for the application of knowledge across the range of work procedures and practices, underpinned by theoretical knowledge and practical experience

To act as advocate for patients within the area, to ensure a patient orientated approach to the delivery of care and to meet standards within the NHS Plan and other relevant guidelines

To ensure that patients receive high quality clinical care and a good patient experience, having regard for their customs, religious beliefs and doctrines.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • RN1/RN2/RN12 or RN Child Registered Nurse on the NMC register


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of the NMC Code of professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives
  • Uses own initiative and is able to take decisions


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working on own and in a team
  • Experience of working in the relevant area


Skills

Essential

  • Able to assess plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care
  • Able to manage difficult situations


Values Based Question

Essential

  • How would you ensure you represent MFT in a positive way?


Employer details

Employer name

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Windmill Road

Gillingham

ME7 5NY

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