Junior Sister/Charge Nurse | Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 14 May 2021
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 13 June 2021
Location: Swindon, SN3 6BB
Company: The Great Western Hospitals NHS FT
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 3158872/249-3076559-2

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Are you a passionate and motivated Neonatal Nurse who wants to belong to a friendly and welcoming community? Do you have post registration experience as a Band 5 nurse and are you looking for your first step up as a Band 6 Junior Sister / Charge Nurse? Or are you an experienced Band 6 looking for a fresh challenge?

Our purpose built modern unit, comprised of 4 intensive cots, 2 high dependency cots and 12 special care cots is designated LNU (Level 2) and provides excellent care for preterm babies from 27 weeks’ gestation and for sick new born babies. We also provide stabilisation for babies born at lower gestations prior to transfer to tertiary units by a designated network transport team. As a unit we are constantly evolving and striving to provide the highest levels of care for our patients.

You will act as a clinical leader and role model for the nursing team, setting standards and expectations of quality of care and provide clinical advice and support to all staff within the multidisciplinary team. You will monitor the delivery of care provided by staff against the appropriate documentation and Unit policies/protocols, ensuring accurate and up-to-date documentation of observations and changes to treatment. Most importantly you will be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the needs and care of babies and their families on a day to day basis to include the safe transport/transfer of babies to other areas/units.

As a major local employer, we are looking for staff who are as unique as the patients they will be caring for, who possess excellent communication abilities and are able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in assessing, planning and delivering care for all children and their families. Teamwork is an essential part of this role as you will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

We are currently working towards the achievement of British Association of Perinatal Medicine standards of staffing (BAPM) and are always looking for innovation within practice and encourage our staff to get involved with research and development opportunities. One of our proudest innovations to date is our use of a package of care, delivered by a multi-disciplinary team, to babies born below 32 weeks which comprises of 10 standards of care. This has proven to improve birth outcomes significantly and is now being cascaded by the Swindon team to other hospitals in the region.

This advert closes on Friday 28 May 2021

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