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Neonatal Staff Nurse

Employer
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Oxford
Salary
Depending on experience Per Annum/Pro Rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024
Are you an enthusiastic nurse looking for a new opportunity in neonatal care? Would you like to advance your career by working for and learn from the Thames Valley lead neonatal unit?

If this is you, then we would really love to meet you.

We are excited to announce that the Newborn Care Unit atThe John Radcliffehasnew opportunities for Band 5 nurses to join our Team #OneTeamOneOUH. We are committed to offer all the successful candidates the opportunity to gain valuabletraining so that they cannot only advance their careers butjoina team that offers the very best in neonatal care.

Our Newborn Care Unit is a centre of excellence in neonatal care. We provide level 3 care for extremely preterm infants, critically unwell infants & infants requiring a number of specialities, including surgery, neurology, cardiology and ophthalmology. The Newborn Care Unit currently has 16 intensive care cots, 18 high dependency cots and 19 low dependency cots. We are the base for the neonatal transport team - SONeT - covering the Thames Valley area.

We have an enthusiastic education team providing support to both nursing staff and pre/post registration students. We run regular in-house study days and team days. As part of the Thames Valley & Wessex network we are able to offer a Neonatal Preceptorship programme and Qualified in Speciality Course (QIS).

We accept applications from children's nurses, adult nurses and midwives. Critical care experience is desirable, but not essential.

Main duties of the job

Works as a member of the multi-disciplinary team providing evidence-based nursing care to babies & their families.

Ensures that care is assessed, planned, implemented & evaluated on an individualised basis, taking into account the needs of the baby & their family.

Maintains effective communication with babies, families & professional colleagues.

Practices in accordance with NMC guidelines & Scope of Practice, Local, Directorate & Trust policies.

Administers medications safely according to Newborn Care Unit policy & NMC guidelines.

Ensures safe & effective care for babies with complex needs, requiring specialist clinical skills, seeking support when required.

Supports senior members of staff in the safe running of the unit.

Is able to assess & recognise emergencies within Newborn Care, interpreting information & taking appropriate action, seeking support when required.

Assess educational & information needs of families & devise plans to ensure these needs are met, seeking support when required.

Participates in clinical audits & research

Contributes to the orientation, development & training needs of students & new staff

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. Find out more here www.ouh.nhs.uk

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical
  • Work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team providing safe, effective, evidence-based care to babies and their families.
  • Ensures that care is assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated on an individualised basis, taking into account the needs of the baby and their family
  • Provides developmental care to all babies
  • Undertakes safe transfer of babies within the hospital, adhering to unit policy
  • Administers medications safely according to Newborn Care Unit policy and NMC guidelines
  • Undertakes an annual medications assessment.
  • Is able to assess and recognise emergencies within Newborn Care, interpreting information and taking appropriate action, seeking support when required
  • Works collaboratively with families involving them in their babies care and decision making
  • Ensures families receive appropriate education to be able to care for their baby
  • Undertakes discharge planning in a timely manner working with families
  • Takes appropriate action when an incident occurs and ensures that incidents are reported appropriately via the Ulysses system

Professional
  • Clearly documents plans of care and care given in line with NMC, Trust and network policies
  • Maintains effective communication with families and colleaguesIs able to communicate in demanding and challenging situations, seeking support when required
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times
  • Completes competencies related to the care of babies in a timely manner
  • Treats families and colleagues with compassion and respect
  • Practices in accordance with NMC guidelines and scope of practice, local, directorate and Trust policies
  • Keeps up to date with current neonatal practice
  • Completes all required statutory training, including a yearly resuscitation update
  • Contributes to the orientation, development and training needs of students and new staff
  • Takes personal responsibility for their own learning and professional growth
  • Keeps up to date with local and national professional issues
  • Participates in clinical supervision and the appraisal process

Organisational
  • Works collaboratively with other clinical areas to promote good working relationships and joined up thinking
  • Liaises with other clinical areas to provide effective hand over for babies transferred to other areas

Managerial
  • Where appropriate, co-ordinates nursing activity on the unit to ensure the unit operates smoothly
  • Supports senior members of staff in the safe running of the unit
  • Participates in clinical audits, quality improvement projects and research on the unit


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Childrens Nurse or Registered Adult Nurse or Registered Midwife


Desirable

  • Recognised qualification in neonatal nursing practice
  • Clinical Assessor and Supervisor Training


Experience

Essential

  • Nursing care within a neonatal setting, pre or post-graduation


Desirable

  • Nursing care in an acute setting


Personal Skills

Essential

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates passion and enthusiasm for neonatal nursing


Desirable

  • IT skills


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Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way

Oxford

OX3 9DU

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