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Job summary

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Neonatal Transport
Band 6
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
St Marys & Liverpool Womens Hospital (or new offsite base when available)
£33,706 - £40,588 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Salary period
27/03/2023 23:59

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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Junior Charge Nurse - Neonatal Transport

Band 6

Job overview

 As a centre of excellence in neonatal care, NICU at St Mary's has a reputation for high standards and we are a provider of Level 3 care throughout Greater Manchester. Our state-of-the-art unit offers unparalleled opportunities in neonatal medicine and surgery.

A unique opportunity has arisen for a motivated neonatal nurse to work in a cutting edge service of the Neonatal Transport Service serving the NW region. You will role model high standards of care to patients and their families and strive for continuing excellence in all areas. You’ll have plenty of scope for development, including the opportunity to enhance your leadership and clinical skills, and you’ll play a key role in the provision of high quality care during transport.

Main duties of the job

A recent review of Neonatal Transport services within the NW Operational Delivery Network recommended moving towards a single organisation and operational base. MFT will continue to act as the host employer during this period of integration with other Neonatal Transport services, providing support to units across the whole NW region and North Wales. You will have a flexible and proactive approach to help drive improvements in the new service.

As a qualified neonatal nurse with proven experience in a neonatal intensive care setting, you’ll also have a mentoring qualification and a high level of clinical expertise. You will be capable of managing your workload and supervising that of others, and you’ll have a flexible approach with strong communication skills.

The post will be available on a part time or full time  basis within Neonatal Transport.

Working for our organisation

MFT is England’s largest NHS Trust with a turnover of £2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We’re creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year. 

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you’ll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary. 

We’ve also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive; our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we’ve launched in September 2022. 

We’re proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What’s more, we’re excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable. 
At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience you’ll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the ‘Supporting Documents’ heading.   So that you’re even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, you’ll need to take time to read the ‘Candidate Essentials Guide’ that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification.  This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how ‘we care for you as you care for others’.  Most importantly, it also contains critical information you’ll need to be aware of before you submit an application form. 

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the ‘NHS England’ website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post.  As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you.  If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Person specification

Primary Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Qualified Nurse or Midwife
Desirable criteria
  • Qualified in Specialty

Additional qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Relevant teaching qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Degree level

Neonatal Experience

Essential criteria
  • 4 years post registration experience in NICU
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in PICU, Paediatrics or other related specialty

Transport Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of Intra-hospital Neonatal Transport
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of inter-hospital Neonatal Transport


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of previous Level 3 study
Desirable criteria
  • Previous transport related CPD or courses

Education and Mentoring

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of previous teaching and mentoring

Leadership and Management

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of leadership
Desirable criteria
  • Leadership or management course

Clinical Governance

Essential criteria
  • evidence of participation in clinical governance
Desirable criteria
  • experience of audit and research

Organisational and IT skills

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of organisational skills
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of IT skills

Full UK Driving license

Essential criteria
  • Full uk driving license

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoDisability confident employerStep into healthHappy to Talk Flexible WorkingVeteran AwareArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Viviane Hall
Job title
Lead Nurse
Email address
Telephone number
0161 701 0092
Additional information

Alex Hopkins, Senior Sister for Connect NW, 0161 701 0092

If you have problems applying, contact

Parkway 1
Parkway Business Centre
MFT Recruitment Office
M14 7LU
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