Registered Nurse- Neonatal Intensive Care
North Bristol NHS Trust
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Are you interested in finding out more about nursing within ourNeonatal Intensive Careteam?
Here are some of the reasons our team are unique.
- We are a well-established Level 3 unit providing a centre of excellence for babies requiring medical and neurological assessment and treatment, identifiedby MBRRACE as among the best tertiary centres in the country for the outcomes of extremely premature infants.
- Our in-house Practice Development Team are passionate about providing professional and personal development and actively encourage those looking to apply for neonatal qualifications when in post. We are also proud to be able to offer support to those keen to transition from adult nursing and midwifery into neonatal intensive care.
- We were proud to be nominated previously for Team of the Year at the Exceptional Healthcare Awards; "NICU puts both the patient and families first, with every decision made collaboratively to engage parents in the care of their babies".
We currently have opportunities available for:
- Experienced Neonatal Intensive Care nurses with current NMC Registration.
- Qualified nurses and midwives with current NMC Registration.
- Newly qualified and newly qualifying nurses and midwives, ready to take the leap from theory to the clinical setting, qualifying before March 2022.
To find out more, please firstname.lastname@example.org will be able to book you into an upcoming nursing engagement event.
Main duties of the job
Our unit features 32 cots, comprising of 8 ITU, 8 HDU and 16 SC, with an additional 10 cots on our Transitional Care Ward. As a regional referral centre for theSouth WesternDelivery Network, we take patients from 22weeksgestation and sick babies from our Network and further afield.
Working within our department, your main duties will include:
- Being responsible for assessment, planning, provision, maintenance and evaluation of family centred patient care in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team and theinfantsparents.
- Providing supervision and guidance of other staff including health care assistants and studentson a daily basis.
- Working effectively within the multidisciplinary team, contributing to the successful provision of the service.
- Maintaining effective communication with patients, relatives and members of the multi-disciplinary team regarding all aspects of care demonstrating a range of appropriate communication skills.
- Taking personal responsibility for ensuring that patients and their families are treated with courtesy, the individual needs of patients and their families are respected, and confidentiality ismaintained at all times.
North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead. We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.
North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.
Bristol is consistently voted the best place to live in the UK, with vibrant local music, arts and gastronomic scenes, a wide range of modern and state of the art shopping, recreation and leisure facilities, a wealth of great local family days out, fantastic transport links for local, national and internal holidays, and it has a rich history. If you prefer country, village or smaller town living, our Trust is also easily commutable from a range of attractive locations in North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and South Wales (such as Portishead or Chepstow). For band 5 Registered Nurses and ODPs, relocation support may be available. Please emailNursing@nbt.nhs.ukfor more information.
18 May 2022
Agenda for change
Depending on experience £26,655 - £31,531 per annum
For a full overview of the Job Description, please refer to the PDF Job Description attached as an additional document to this advert.
Knowledge, Training, Experience and Skills Required
- Registered Nurse (Adult or Child) or Registered Midwife
- Recent experience in an acute hospital setting (preferably NICU, ITU or Paediatric)
- Approved accredited Neonatal Specialist Course (or willingness to undertake)
- Approved teaching and assessment/mentorship qualification
- IT skills, basic word, email, keyboard skills, data collection
- Child protection/safeguarding Level 3
- Approved Neonatal Life support course
- Evidence of continued professional developmenti.e.a professional portfolio and participation in appraisal and development review
- Completion of training for additional clinical skills required in the ward/departmenti.e.IV drug administration and ability to undertake appropriate training for required clinical activities, which may vary according to workplace area.
- Evidence of an ability to critically appraise and utilise research to maintain and improve patient care
- Sound knowledge of health promotion issues to ensure junior staff, patients and carers are provided with education, support and advice as required
- Evidence of experience and knowledge of the importance of resource management including protocols for staff utilisation, equipment and products for clinical care.
- Ability to undertake development in teaching and management
Following appropriate training and competency assessment, the post holder will be expected to:
- Be professionally accountable for own practice,acting in a manner at all timesthat abides by the Code of Practice and all relevant NMC and Trust practices, guidelines and protocols
- Act as a professional role model for others, demonstrating competent and accountable clinical practice
- Be accountable for own education and development needs and maintenance of competencies to ensure continued professional registration and support the principles of lifelong learning, ensuring continuous professional development for all staff, enabling individuals to reach their full potential
- Work within own competence and scope of practice.
- Perform and maintain area specific clinical competencies in line with core standards without direct supervision from a Registered Practitioner.
- Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team
- Organisational skills for co-ordination and provision of care needs of patients using initiative, time management, leadership andproblem solvingskills
- Ability to prioritise workload and delegate appropriately to Registered/Assistant Practitioners Health Care Support Workers and Students, to ensure efficient delivery of care to meet the needs of patients and their families
- Organisational skills for co-ordination and provision of care needs of patients using initiative, time management, leadership andproblem solvingskills.
- Able to perform ongoing patient assessment within level of competence.
- Communicate effectively, sensitively and compassionately with colleagues, patients and visitors.
- Demonstrate an understanding of accurate and timely communication, including documentation, within the health care environment
- Able to assess, prioritise and organise own workload, problem solving as required
- Demonstrate ability to work on own initiative without direct supervision from Registered Practitioner
- Ability to establish good relationships with work colleagues, patients and visitors
- Able to supervise and teach support staff and other learners
Main duties and responsibilities of the post
- Organise and participate in the delivery of high standards ofevidence basednursing care and manage a caseload on ashift by shiftbasis
- Take responsibility in carrying out required, planned, direct patient care to a high standard without direct supervision in accordance with established nursing procedures and policies
- To report to the appropriate members of the multidisciplinary team any significant changes in a patients condition or situation
- Maintain effective communication with patients, relatives and members of the multi-disciplinary team regarding all aspects of care demonstrating a range of appropriate communication skills
- Responsible for taking charge of the ward/department in the absence of the person who has continuing responsibility if required
- Take responsibility as a co-ordinator for the delivery of care of patients in a defined area
- To contribute towards health promotion for all patients by providing education, support and advice, as necessary to patients families. Ensure referral to appropriate professionals or agencies as required
- Ensure the safe ordering, administration and custody of patients medication according to Trust policies and procedures
- In the absence of senior staff be responsible for delegation and supervision of appropriate work to other qualified staff, health care support workers and students
- Where relevant to be responsible for and assist in co-ordinating discharge planning in partnership with the multidisciplinary team
- Where relevant, responsible for the admission, assessment and preparation of patients undergoing treatment or investigations
- To take personal responsibility for ensuring that patients and their families are treated with courtesy, the individual needs of patients and their families are respected, and confidentiality ismaintained at all times
- Liaise effectively with other disciplines or departments as appropriate
- To be able to act in emergency situations and to be familiar with emergency procedures including fire and resuscitation. To be responsible for the support and direction of junior staff in such situations according to Trust policy
- To be responsible for ensuring provision of a safe and therapeutic environment for all patients, relatives, visitors and colleagues
- Ensure the readiness for use of special equipment and the availability of nursing supplies in conjunction with the senior ward nurses
- Ensure the safe custody of patients valuables and property according to Trust policies
- Report to nurse in charge/line manager all complaints, incidents or accidents involving self, staff, patients, visitors and complete relevant documentation according to Trust procedure
- Be responsible for reporting and documenting any broken or damaged equipment according to Trust policy
- To have detailed knowledge of Manual handling regulations particularly with regards to the moving and handling of patients
- Ensure safe storage and disposal of substances hazardous to health in accordance with Trust policy Ensure availability of facilities for disposal of sharps, toxic/cytoxicwaste in accordance with trust policy
- In support of senior staff or ward manager assist with monitoring and report to ensure stock levels are maintained and that the correct quantities are in supply
- To be aware of the directorate bleep holding function
- To have an awareness of the requirements for staffing the ward or department
- Undertake aspects of ward administration as agreed by the ward /department manager
- Perform initial assessment of patients condition and ongoing patient management as appropriate
- Maintain clear concise patient records and documentation adhering to national standards and trust policies and procedures
- Order tests, access and act upon results including making referrals to other members of the healthcare team
- Provide concise handovers to other members of the multi-disciplinary team
- Coordinate effectively a team of support workers/ learners in care/therapy delivery
- Initiate and participate with cardio-pulmonary resuscitation procedures
- Ensure clinical area is prepared and maintained as appropriate to individual patient needs
- Maintain safe working environment in line with Trust Infection Prevention and Control and Health and Safety policies
- Identify requirements for and availability of equipment stores, CSSD as appropriate for patients clinical care/ therapy
- Ensure equipment is well maintained and take appropriate action if the equipment is faulty
- Identify potential risk issues and report to the Nurse in Charge
- Demonstrate ability to access Trust Policies and Procedures and comply with those relevant to role and clinical area
- Actat all timesin a manner, which illustrates respect for privacy, dignity and confidentiality
- Exhibit professional behaviour and attitude at all times, acting as a role model
- Respect and value all people equally whatever their background or beliefs
- Act within limits of own competence, ensuring actions support care, safety and well-being of others
- Maintain responsibility for the identification of own continuing educational and development needs through reflective practice. Take part in annual appraisal and develop associated Personal Development Plan with line manager
- Ensure all mandatory training is undertaken in line with Trust policy
- Participate when requested with investigations relating to incidents involving patients and staff
- Participate in team meetings
- Use IT systemse.g.audit, patient assessments and information within ward environment
- Effectively utilise resources and avoid unnecessary waste
- Complete Datix form in the event of an incident or accident involving patients, staff or visitors
- Participate in the induction and orientation of newly appointed staff, learners and other visitors to theHealthSetting
- Comply with Trust Policy regarding care of patient property
Development and Assessment of other Health Care/Therapy Workers
- Supervise, assess and mentor Healthcare Support Workers and any trainee practitioners as delegated
- Complete Practice assessor/Mentor training and carry out practice support and assessment
- Participate in delivery of ward education programmes
Education & Qualifications
- RN/RNC/RM or qualifying by March 2022
- Teaching and assessing qualification or willing to undertake after 2 years post registration (secured a position on this type of course)
- Holds neonatal qualification or expectation to undertake Neonatal qualification in specialism
- Expectation to undertake training for extended roles required by the ward / department. i.e. IV drug administration, Cannulation, venepuncture, ECGs, male catheterisation, PCA and Epidural training
- NICU pre-registration work experience or placement (if newly qualified) or significant evidence of knowledge of specialism
- Advanced communication skills, verbal & written, to include report writing and record keeping.
- Knowledge of Neonatal Specialism including key legislation/documents relating to key standards in Neonatal Care and Neonatal Research
- Basic computer / IT skills and expectation to develop these in line with the needs of the service i.e. IHS, Acis, Email use.
- Sound knowledge of Trust Policies & practices including manual handling, health & safety and infection control.
Personal qualities/special circumstances
- Caring and compassionate attributes
- Experience of caring for babies
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
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