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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/10/2021.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Neonatal Transport

Job Reference: 387-WC-4630-SH

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Neonatal Critical Care Transport
St Michael's Hospital, Bristol
£47,126 - £53,219 pro rata

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic Advanced Nurse Practitioner to join our well established and dynamic regional transport team. NEST is the neonatal transport service covering the Northern sector of the South West Neonatal Network (ODN). This part of the region has a birth rate of over 30,000 deliveries per year. The team runs 24 hours a day and undertakes approximately 650 journeys per year. This includes acute uplift transfers and repatriations between the 7 neonatal units in the region as well as transfers to the Bristol Children’s Hospital. The transport team is able to undertake therapeutic hypothermia, delivery of Nitric Oxide and High Frequency Oscillation Ventilation during transfer. The NEST team undertakes road and aeromedical transfers, and is an established clinical partner with The Children’s Air Ambulance. The service The NEST team is hosted by UHBW NHS Trust and is based adjacent to the NICU in St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol.

The knowledge and skills gained during this placement would include effective transport triage, call conferencing, prioritization of journeys, appropriate team composition, enhanced patient assessment, management of the critically ill infant during transfer and other transport related clinical skills. They would be expected to have good communication skills in order to facilitate good handover of information between units. There is also the opportunity for additional role development and areas of interest, such as governance, education and training, and research. Effective team working is central to the NEST ethos; the support and development of colleagues through role-modelling, coaching, and team leadership is key.

The NEST Team operates a three tier system, with staff in the nursing, medical, and consultant roles. The successful candidate would be expected to become proficient and competent at delivering the vast majority of transfers autonomously, with remote Consultant support.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NamePatrick TurtonJob titleLead Nurse for NESTEmail addresspatrick.turton@uhbw.nhs.ukTelephone number01173429466


University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is CQC rated Outstanding. As one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West, we have over 13,000 staff, over 100 different clinical services. Working in ten hospitals across Bristol and Weston, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond.

Our hospitals are based across Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, meaning you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, with easy access to all that the South West has to offer.

UH Bristol and Weston is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.


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