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NICU - Qualified in Specialty (QIS) Registered Nurses

Employer
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
Location
Bristol
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
30 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Paediatric nurse, Neonatal nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Nurse to join our dynamic team with a Qualified in Specialty (QIS) qualification.

Join our renowned NICU team, where you'll have the opportunity to make a significant impact in the world of neonatal nursing.

Our expert team have a large multidisciplinary team (MDT) consisting of nurses, nursery nurses, medics, consultants, and allied health care professionals, all with a wealth of experience and knowledge. They are committed to following our unit philosophy: working together with families to provide high-quality, individualised care.

The opportunities for continued professional development while working in NICU are vast, including university-accredited courses and in-house training for specialist roles. Whether you're an experienced QIS NICU nurse or have significant experience in neonatal or paediatric critical care, we offer ample opportunities for growth and advancement.

Main duties of the job

Our NICU is one of three Level 3 centres operating in the South West neonatal network. As a tertiary centre, we care for babies with respiratory, surgical, neurological, and cardiac needs, including extreme pre-term and term babies from across the South West. Our mission is to provide consistent and excellent family-centred care with the best possible outcomes for all our patients and their families. We strive to provide an environment that promotes teamwork and fosters learning and research in a culture of openness and honesty to maintain our high standards. Infants are cared for by an expert multidisciplinary team in an environment that supports the developing relationship between families and their babies.

Main duties of the job
  • Assess, plan, deliver and evaluate prescribed treatment and care for patients and their families.
  • Communicate effectively and maintain confidentiality with patient's carers and the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Act as a professional role model setting standards of practice.
  • Promote clinical effectiveness and opportunities for teaching junior colleagues and students.
  • Promote and maintain a safe environment for patients.
  • Administer medicines in accordance with Trust policy.
  • Develop clinical skills and participate in continuous professional development.
  • Provide accurate timely contemporary records of care and treatment in line with Trust record keeping policy and NMC.


About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Explore Career Pathways: The opportunities for continued professional development whilst working on NICU is vast, from university accredited courses and inhouse training for specialist roles. Whether youre an experienced QIS NICU nurse or an adult or paediatric critical care nurse or midwife looking to expand your horizons, we offer opportunities for growth and advancement.

About our Unit: Our NICU is one of three level three centres operating in the South West neonatal network. We are a tertiary centre and care for babies with respiratory, surgical, neurological and cardiac needs this includes extreme pre-term babies and term babies from across the south west. Our mission is to provide consistent and excellent family centred care with the best possible outcomes for all our patients and their families. We strive to provide an environment that promotes team working and fosters learning and research in a culture of openness and honesty to maintain our high standards. Infants will be cared for by an expert multidisciplinary team in an environment that is supportive of the developing relationship between families and their baby. We respect parents views and wishes and encourage the development of their parenting role by providing information, guidance and support which meets their individual needs. We recognise the need for parents and staff to be partners in care. We believe that this can be achieved through mutual trust and effective communication which maintains the dignity and privacy of our families.

Who should attend: Whilst neonatal experience and QIS is preferred we welcome registered adult and childrens nurses, ideally with critical care experience and midwives to join us. Your passion, caring nature and dedication to excellence is what truly matters to us. As well as reflecting our Trust values in your every day practice and following the principles and professionalism of the NMC code of conduct.

Dont miss this extraordinary opportunity to see for yourself in the world of neonatal care and take the next step in your professional journey. Reserve your spot by emailing W& Crecruitment@uhbw.nhs.ukor applying below. Hurry though as places are strictly limited on a first come first serve basis.

Please note we are unfortunately currently unable to support nurses or midwives that require OSCE to register with the NMC UK and applications will not be considered.

Person Specification

Aptitudes

Essential

  • Supportive
  • Respectful
  • Innovative
  • Collaborative


Public Sector Language Competency

Essential

  • Be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard


Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • RSCN Part 8/RN (Child branch, part 15) or RN qualification
  • Current NMC Registration


Desirable

  • Post Basic Certificate or related study in Neonatal Critical Care
  • 1st Degree in Nursing or health related subject or working towards


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Demonstrate competence in clinical skills relevant to the clinical area
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, able to communicate effectively with patients, carers and MDT
  • Computer skills
  • Competence in calculations for safe administration of medicines/fluids
  • Ability to initiate and ensure appropriate action in response to the deteriorating patient
  • Clinical decision making ability
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Act in a professional manner
  • Self motivated
  • A team player
  • Recognition of own limits


Desirable

  • Teaching/supervisory skills


Knowledge

Essential

  • Broad knowledge and experience of clinical nursing practice within a hospital environment
  • Interest in the clinical area


Desirable

  • Neonatal experience
  • Experience of teaching


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)

Address

St Michaels Hospital

Southwell Street

Bristol

BS2 8EG

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