Clinical Leader - SCBU / Neonatal
NHS AfC: Band 6
''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.
Do you consider caring with compassion to be fundamental to your role?
Are you a Neonatal Nurse looking to develop in your career?
The Special Care Baby Unit is integrated into the brand new Maternity Unit, South Lakes Birth Centre. It is a Level 1 unit caring for babies born from 32 weeks gestation and has four special care cots plus a dedicated stabilisation facility for sick and preterm babies born at any gestation who are then transferred to a tertiary unit via a dedicated Network Neonatal Transport Team if required. There is also a two-bedded Transitional Care facility for those babies who do not require admission to the Special Care Baby Unit, however require additional support from the Neonatal Team, whilst preventing separation of the babies and their parents
Main duties of the job
A rare opportunity has arisen in the Neonatal Service at Furness General Hospital and we are looking to recruit Band 6 Neonatal Nurses that have experience in the care of the preterm and sick infant and are qualified in specialty. The post will be primarily based at Furness General SCBU, however all posts are Cross Bay.
The Neonatal Unit at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) is a level 2 unit, including 1 intensive care cot, 2 High Dependency cots and 7 Special Care cots.
You will be reliable, flexible, motivated, have excellent clinical skills, a commitment to on-going learning and development, a commitment to delivering high quality care, and be willing and open to embracing positive change and transformation in order to meet the demands of the community we serve rural and urban communities.
Full and part time opportunities are available.
Working for our organisation
Our Trust is recruiting enthusiastic, highly motivated nurses and clinical support staff, to join our dynamic, dedicated, forward thinking professional team which serves a wide geographical area with
The Neonatal Team is supported by a dedicated Education Team and a comprehensive induction package is provided to all new staff. We are committed to supporting our employees with a variety of opportunities that allow you to develop personally and professionally, including the opportunity to rotate to other units. If you are looking for an opportunity to work with a team of professionals dedicated to placing the baby and family at the centre of everything we do, then we want to hear from you.
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 350,000 in an area covering 1,000 square miles in the North West of England. This includes Barrow-in-Furness, Kendal and the city of Lancaster, and a large rural area around the South Lakes and the Lune Valley.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The Special Care Baby Unit is integrated into the brand new Maternity Unit, South Lakes Birth Centre. It is a Level 1 unit caring for babies born from 32 weeks gestation and has four special care cots plus a dedicated stabilisation facility for sick and preterm babies born at any gestation who are then transferred to a tertiary unit via a dedicated Network Neonatal Transport Team if required. There is also a two-bedded Transitional Care facility for those babies who do not require admission to the Special Care Baby Unit, however require additional support from the Neonatal Team, whilst preventing separation of the babies and their parents.
You will be reliable, flexible, motivated, have excellent clinical skills, a commitment to on-going learning and development, a commitment to delivering high quality care, and be willing and open to embracing positive change and transformation in order to meet the demands of the community we serve
Full and part time opportunities are available.
Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period. This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.
Education and Qualifications
- Registered Children’s Nurse, Registered Nurse, or Registered Midwife
- Qualification in Speciality
- Teaching and assessing qualification
- First level degree
- Recent experience at senior staff nurse level within neonatal nursing.
- Evidence of clinical competence in neonatal nursing skills
- Evidence of ability to assume a lead clinical role.
- Understanding of the setting and monitoring of standards.
- Evidence of teaching and developing staff.
- Recent leadership development
Skills Ability and Knowledge
- Demonstrable clinical skills in neonatal nursing.
- Ability to make clinical decisions
- Ability to manage the care of neonatal conditions including intensive, high dependency and special care, attendance at high risk deliveries and transfer.
- Neonatal Life Support Skills
- Neonatal IV therapy, venepuncture and cannulation skills
- Demonstrate ability to obtain and evaluate information to aid decision making and to develop others in this area.
- Demonstrate people management
- IT skills including word processing, email, and internet
- NMC Regulations
- NHS Modernisation initiatives
- Understanding of Child protection awareness.
- Knowledge of clinical governance agenda.
- Awareness of clinical risk and quality issues.
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Good listener
- Adaptable to the changing needs of the service.
- Ability to travel as required
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Further details / informal visits contact
- Heather Wood
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Heather Wood-Matron for Children and Young People 07775560819