An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiasticNurse to join our team. If you are currently working as a Band 6 and are looking for a new challenge or are a Band 5 looking for career progression, this could be the job for you.
The right candidate must be qualified in speciality (ENB 405 or Neonatal Pathway) withgoodleadership and communication skills and the ability to work within a multidisciplinary team.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be required to provide a high standard of care to the neonate and their family in the intensive, high dependency and special care setting.
The post holder will take charge, lead and motivate the nursing team within the special care, high dependency and intensive care nurseries, as necessary, deploying staff according to their ability and experience using the resources available.
The post holder will work with the multidisciplinary team in the assessment planning and delivery of an appropriate plan of care for the neonate.
The post holder will require effective communication skills and an ability to ensure effective core team working.
The post holder will be required to participate in their continuing professional development and other development activities, including mentorship and contribute to the professional development of colleagues.
The post holder will work across sites to cover the neonatal service, as required.
Join us at UHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops
At UHSussex we’re proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of theUK’s largest acute Trusts, we’re a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.
Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put ourPatient First. Our mission is summed up by our ‘where better never stops’ motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We’re here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in ourwellbeing programmefor staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.
Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.
26 April 2023
Agenda for change
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton
- Demonstrate full responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating neonatal care consistent with evidence based practice for babies and their families.
- Discuss options and support parents in making informed choice in their plan of care feeding methods, audiology checks, blood transfusion, and newborn screening programme
- Analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of such care, making necessary modifications of any care pathway and give professional advice and support, as required
- Act as the babys and parents advocate and empower them to participate in their babys care and well being
- Respect the need for privacy and dignity of the neonate and their family, such as religious and spiritual needs
- Be competent in intravenous drug administration and supervise junior staff learning this skill
- Act as a role model for excellent practice through effective assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care
- Be skilled in effective time management within the team environment
- Be an expert at and supervise staff in the appropriate use of advanced technological equipment. ventilators and blood gas monitoring equipment
- Act as team/shift leader, as necessary
- Support junior staff in the use of appropriate individualised discharge care planning, to involve parents/carers and the multidisciplinary team in the promotion of health through parent education to include back to sleep positioning, smoking cessation and immunisation programmes
- Promote the importance of the modification of the environment, taking into account the individual developmental needs of the babies, positioning and minimal handling of very low birth weight babies
- Work in partnership with associated health professionals including health visitors, speech therapists, radiographers and pharmacists
- Demonstrate the ability to make clinical judgments about the suitability of babies for transfer to another dependency to facilitate the smooth running of the unit
- Demonstrate skilled interpretation of clinical results/investigations blood gases and antibiotic levels and take appropriate action
- Demonstrate responsibility for the implementation of the correct referral process to other health care practitioners physiotherapist, when needs and risks are beyond ones scope of practice or require specialist input
- Plan, deliver and evaluate nursing interventions and/or treatments for neonates within the special care, high dependency and intensive care environment, according to evidence based guidelines and care pathways/plans, involving other agencies as appropriate
- Interpret and modify interventions/treatments as necessary, providing appropriate feedback to the multidisciplinary team
- Registered Nurse or Midwife
- Neonatal Pathway Holder
- Mentorship module or 998
- substantial months post QIS
- Proven skills and knowledge in clinical practice
- Knowledge of high frequency oscillation and Nitric Oxide Therapy
- Demonstrates leadership skills
- Ability to mentor others
- Ability to work under own initiative
- Ability to work under pressure
- Evidence of working within a multidisciplinary team
- Experience of Family Integrated Care.
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).