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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/05/2021.

Matron, Neonatal & Paediatric Transport

Job Reference: 358-2978324-WOM-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Neonatal Unit & Paediatric Transport
leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum

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Due to retirement an exciting opportunity has become available for an, experienced transport nurse to join our neonatal and paediatric critical care transport services, hosted by the University Hospitals of Leicester. The service has 3 bases at Leicester Royal Infirmary, Nottingham City Hospital and Nottingham Queens Medical CenTre The successful candidate will be expected to work across all 3 sites. The post holder will have day to day, 24 hour responsibility for the safe operation of these 2 services which currently operate independently of each other, but have close working links. The services share a General Manager who provides support to both teams.

CenTre Neonatal Transport is a regional neonatal transport service running 4 teams out of 2 bases across each 24 hour period. The service regularly transfers over 120 infants each month making it one of the busiest neonatal teams in the UK. We have dedicated nurses, medics, ambulances, drivers and £750,000 of new transport trolleys to assist us in transferring pre term and sick new-borns across the East Midlands and beyond. Our service is supported by 2 full time Band 7 team leaders, one on the LRI site and one at Nottingham City Hospital. As part of the senior nursing team we have a Band 7 Transport Educator whose responsible for team education as well as outreach to our referring local neonatal and special care units. Being based in Leicester allows us easy access to paediatric cardiac and ECMO specialities on site.

CoMET paediatric transport is a regional transport service covering the East Midlands; The service provides both an acute transfer and repatriation service, as well as offering advice to clinicians throughout the region. The service has two bases, one at Leicester Royal Infirmary and one at Queens medical CenTre Nottingham. There is a full time band 7 team leader and full time band 7 educator; we support a regional education programme run in conjunction with the East Midlands Children’s Critical Care Network, as well as a comprehensive training programme for staff working within the service and an outreach programme for our referring hospitals.

We are looking for an experienced transport nurse who will work across both services to ensure we continue to provide responsive, professional, caring transport services for babies, children and their families.

If you think this might be the challenge you are looking for and would like to know more about our services please contact:

Nicky Davey, Matron CenTre Neonatal Transport on 07921 545421 or

Dan Walsh, Lead Nurse COMET paediatric transport service on 07882 839521

For further details / informal visits contact:

Nicky Davey Matron CenTre Matron 07921 545421

Daniel Walsh Team Leader CoMET

07882 839521

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

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UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

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