Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Neonatal Unit

Band 8a

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (12-month fixed term, maternity cover)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (ANNP) to join our excellent Neonatal Team here at Milton Keynes University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MKUHFT). We care for babies born from 27 weeks gestation and take pride in providing the perfect environment in which these tiny neonates can grow, thrive, and develop.

We work with the Thames Valley and Wessex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network and Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes Local Maternity & Neonatal System (BLMK LMNS) to share governance strategies, develop policies and procedures and share learning from case reviews.

The Neonatal Unit at MKUH comprise of total of 17 cots; 1 intensive care cot, 5 high dependency cots and 11 special care cots. We are working with our maternity colleagues to open our transitional care unit within the coming year and are excited to watch the development of our new Women and Children's Hospital.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated, flexible, hardworking, positive thinking and experienced Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner to work as part of a clinical roster to assist in the delivery of high-quality and safe care for all our babies and their families.

Main duties of the job

Here at MKUH we have a dedicated and dynamic multidisciplinary team who maintain the highest quality and standards of care to our neonatal population, the successful applicant will join our dedicated team of Neonatologists, Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Allied Health Professionals, Neonatal and Paediatric Community Teams and CNWL Community Paediatric Complex Needs Team to provide excellent family centred care for our patients and families.

For further details and to arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Charlie Nunn - Divisional Chief Nurse - Paediatrics - charlotte.nunn@mkuh.nhs.uk

Gill Mallows - ANNP - gillian.mallows@mkuh.nhs.uk

Marie Doromal - ANNP - marie.doromal@mkuh.nhs.uk

Dr. Lazarus Anguvaa - Clinical Lead - lazarus.anguvaa@mkuh.nhs.uk

About us

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Date posted

19 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£50,952 to £57,349 a year Per annum pro rata

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

430-WC6212013-A

Job locations

Milton Keynes University Hospital

Standing Way

Milton Keynes

MK6 5LD


Job description

Job responsibilities

Working on the Medical Tier 1 rota as part of the Medical Team the ANNP will:

  • Lead in the resuscitation of the new born, using advanced skills evaluating progress and making further decisions regarding management.
  • Lead the admission of sick and preterm infants to the Neonatal Unit, identifying individualised management plans.
  • Be responsible for initiating treatment, including drug therapy.
  • Order appropriate investigations to inform treatment plans, acting on the results appropriately.
  • Identify the need for and undertakes advanced clinical skills . e.g. UAC, UVC, Intubation, Long lines and chest drains.
  • Maintains own professional development to ensure that all clinical practice is based on current knowledge and relevant research.
  • Demonstrates competency in all aspects of the ANNP role, ensuring a record of skills is maintained and that they are deemed competent by the Lead Neonatal Clinician.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the research methodology.
  • Disseminate research findings and identify recommendations for clinical practice.

Please refer to the job description for further details.

MKUH is committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and as such we offer a range of flexible working practices. We promote an inclusive workforce and encourage applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

MKUH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents; all prospective employees of MKUH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

By applying for this role, you accept if successful, that information from your application will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system. Your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which aims at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.

Upon commencing employment with the Trust, all employees (except Medical & Dental Staff on national terms and conditions) are subject to a probationary period lasting a period of six months with an option to extend for a further six months to a total of 12 months.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Working on the Medical Tier 1 rota as part of the Medical Team the ANNP will:

  • Lead in the resuscitation of the new born, using advanced skills evaluating progress and making further decisions regarding management.
  • Lead the admission of sick and preterm infants to the Neonatal Unit, identifying individualised management plans.
  • Be responsible for initiating treatment, including drug therapy.
  • Order appropriate investigations to inform treatment plans, acting on the results appropriately.
  • Identify the need for and undertakes advanced clinical skills . e.g. UAC, UVC, Intubation, Long lines and chest drains.
  • Maintains own professional development to ensure that all clinical practice is based on current knowledge and relevant research.
  • Demonstrates competency in all aspects of the ANNP role, ensuring a record of skills is maintained and that they are deemed competent by the Lead Neonatal Clinician.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the research methodology.
  • Disseminate research findings and identify recommendations for clinical practice.

Please refer to the job description for further details.

MKUH is committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and as such we offer a range of flexible working practices. We promote an inclusive workforce and encourage applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

MKUH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents; all prospective employees of MKUH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

By applying for this role, you accept if successful, that information from your application will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system. Your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which aims at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.

Upon commencing employment with the Trust, all employees (except Medical & Dental Staff on national terms and conditions) are subject to a probationary period lasting a period of six months with an option to extend for a further six months to a total of 12 months.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge

Essential

  • NMC Register Part 1/8 or 15
  • Recognised Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner qualification
  • Evidence of education at Masters level
  • Nurse prescribing and supplementary prescribing course
  • Evidence of on-going, dynamic continuing professional development within the speciality
  • Neonatal Life Support (NLS) Provider
  • Neonatal Retrieval course

Desirable

  • Neonatal Life support (NLS) Instructor
  • Assessing and mentoring qualification
  • Doctorate
  • Leadership qualification
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training

Experience

Essential

  • ANNP experience in a Neonatal Unit
  • Experience of leading and managing a team of nurses
  • Previous experience of research and audit
  • Experience of implementing evidence-based practice
  • Experience of developing protocols and guidelines
  • Experience of teaching and assessing junior doctors in undertaking procedures

Desirable

  • Previous experience of change management and problem solving
  • Experience of handling clinical incidents and complaints
  • Experience of transport of the critically ill neonate
  • Experience of critical incident review process

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • IT Literate (powerpoint, word, presentations)
  • Excellent skills in assessment and treatment of critically ill newborns
  • Advanced Neonatal clinical skills
  • Ability to delegate and prioritize
  • Presentation and public speaking skills
  • Able to work across professional teams and organizational boundaries while understanding the sensitivities required to function in different domains

Personal and people development

Essential

  • Willingness to undertake further training to meet service demands
  • Willingness to demonstrate and share knowledge, practice and skills within the neonatal unit to develop self and others through clinical participation
  • Willingness to attend Network meetings to share experiences, case reviews and governance strategies
  • Accountability - Takes responsibility for own actions and promotes good team working
  • Ability to work as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to deal with conflict situations
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Mutual respect - Treats others with courtesy and respect at all times

Communication

Essential

  • Able to communicate and document to a good standard in English
  • Able to communicate clearly with members of the multidisciplinary team, retrieval teams and network units

Specific requirements

Essential

  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations
Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge

Essential

  • NMC Register Part 1/8 or 15
  • Recognised Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner qualification
  • Evidence of education at Masters level
  • Nurse prescribing and supplementary prescribing course
  • Evidence of on-going, dynamic continuing professional development within the speciality
  • Neonatal Life Support (NLS) Provider
  • Neonatal Retrieval course

Desirable

  • Neonatal Life support (NLS) Instructor
  • Assessing and mentoring qualification
  • Doctorate
  • Leadership qualification
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training

Experience

Essential

  • ANNP experience in a Neonatal Unit
  • Experience of leading and managing a team of nurses
  • Previous experience of research and audit
  • Experience of implementing evidence-based practice
  • Experience of developing protocols and guidelines
  • Experience of teaching and assessing junior doctors in undertaking procedures

Desirable

  • Previous experience of change management and problem solving
  • Experience of handling clinical incidents and complaints
  • Experience of transport of the critically ill neonate
  • Experience of critical incident review process

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • IT Literate (powerpoint, word, presentations)
  • Excellent skills in assessment and treatment of critically ill newborns
  • Advanced Neonatal clinical skills
  • Ability to delegate and prioritize
  • Presentation and public speaking skills
  • Able to work across professional teams and organizational boundaries while understanding the sensitivities required to function in different domains

Personal and people development

Essential

  • Willingness to undertake further training to meet service demands
  • Willingness to demonstrate and share knowledge, practice and skills within the neonatal unit to develop self and others through clinical participation
  • Willingness to attend Network meetings to share experiences, case reviews and governance strategies
  • Accountability - Takes responsibility for own actions and promotes good team working
  • Ability to work as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to deal with conflict situations
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Mutual respect - Treats others with courtesy and respect at all times

Communication

Essential

  • Able to communicate and document to a good standard in English
  • Able to communicate clearly with members of the multidisciplinary team, retrieval teams and network units

Specific requirements

Essential

  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Milton Keynes University Hospital

Standing Way

Milton Keynes

MK6 5LD


Employer's website

https://www.mkuh.nhs.uk/working-at-mkuh (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Milton Keynes University Hospital

Standing Way

Milton Keynes

MK6 5LD


Employer's website

https://www.mkuh.nhs.uk/working-at-mkuh (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Divisional Chief Nurse - Paedaitrics

Charlie Nunn

charlotte.nunn@mkuh.nhs.uk

Date posted

19 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£50,952 to £57,349 a year Per annum pro rata

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

430-WC6212013-A

Job locations

Milton Keynes University Hospital

Standing Way

Milton Keynes

MK6 5LD


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