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Nurse Specialist - Neonatal Transfer

Job Reference: 317-2021-46-23-DR

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Neonatal Transport Service - RVI
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£25,655 - £39,027 pro rata per annum

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

The Northern Neonatal Transport Service (NNeTS) is a stand-alone team co-located with NICU at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI), Newcastle upon Tyne.

The Newcastle Neonatal Service is a busy, vibrant & expanding service that offers a variety of experiences in Neonatal Care including Surgery, Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery.

NNeTS operates 24/7 retrieving & repatriating infants within the Northern Region & beyond. Staff work on a rota that includes nights, weekends & bank holidays. There are approximately 450 acute transfers a year & 450 nurse-led repatriation transfers a year. All nurses joining the team will have supernumerary time on the neonatal unit at the RVI before joining the transport service. There is a comprehensive training package & opportunities to attend conferences & study days.

We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity for a highly motivated, enthusiastic & ambitious individual with recent neonatal intensive care experience & up-to-date clinical skills to train as a Specialist Nurse within the Northern Neonatal Transport Service.

We currently have one permanent 34.5 hours post available.

Successful candidate must have experience in caring for sick babies who may require ventilatory support, nitric oxide therapy & therapeutic hypothermia. Candidate will also join & make a significant contribution to a well-integrated team providing tertiary neonatal care. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop areas of interest & expertise. In addition to the challenges of the role, you will be expected to be involved in teaching & educating junior staff, as well as being involved in research & audit.

Candidates without neonatal transport experience will be appointed as a Band 5 during the training period. Once they have successfully completed set competencies & objectives (normally within the 8 week supernumerary period) they will transition to a Band 6 Specialist Nurse role within the Northern Neonatal Transport Team.

This post is suitable for a motivated individual with a keen interest in neonatal retrieval, someone who wishes to develop & extend specialised skills & knowledge within our dynamic regional Neonatal Transport Team.

Please refer to the Job Description & Person Specification for all the essential & desirable criteria required for the role.

Additional contact information

Beverley Forshaw 0191 2829971

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Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

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