Southampton Neonatal Unit is looking for Post Registration qualified in specialty band 5 nurses to join its award winning unit. You will be a RN/RSCN/RM/RN-Child able to demonstrate knowledge of the neonatal specialism, with an ability to provide excellent clinical care and a willingness to learn and expand on a range of specialist skills.
We will offer you continued education, opportunities in care covering the full ITU spectrum of services and the chance to work with a supportive and dedicated team. Here at UHS, we recognise the significant contribution your skills and expertise make. In light of this we are offering a one off payment of £4000 (pro rata) to new external applicants with active NMC pins and a relevant post-registration neonatal nursing qualification appointed within our neonatal services, to show our commitment to you. In exchange, you will be committed to remaining with your allocated ward area for a minimum of 12 months.
Southampton Neonatal Unit
Southampton is home to a large intensive care neonatal unit including surgical and cardiac specialities and a retrieval and transfer service. We also provide care in the community from a Home Team and have an inpatient special care unit. There is therefore, a whole range of services under one roof to suit all types of nurses with interests in neonatal care.
Princess Anne Hospital is a centre of excellence for maternity care and a regional centre for fetal, maternal and neonatal medicine, providing specialist care for women with medical problems during and after pregnancy, and for those whose baby needs extra care before, during and after birth on the Neonatal Unit.
We care for a population across the South Coast region, providing intensive, high and special care as well as having a community outreach team. We are currently undergoing expansion, with plans to open a separate Nurse-Led Special Care ward by early 2019. This will provide the opportunity to rotate between intensive and high care to the new special care ward. We host the regional transfer service, SONeT, ensuring that families receive care in the most appropriate hospital, closest to their home. We are able to offer a range of specialities to our patients here in Southampton, including neonatal surgery and cardiac services.
We care for a population across the South Coast region, providing intensive, high and special care as well as having a community outreach team. We host the regional transfer service, SONeT, ensuring that families receive care in the most appropriate hospital, closest to their home. We are able to offer a range of specialities to our patients here in Southampton, including neonatal surgery and cardiac services. The unit is currently in the process of expanding its services to include a separate nurse led special care ward.
We feel passionate that families should feel involved in their baby’s care and work in partnership with them. This is reflected in the receipt of the ‘Improving Care Award’ from Bliss to our neonatal unit in 2016. As well as this the Neonatal Unit is funded to achieve BAPM staffing recommendations by 2020; you could be a part of our staffing plan enabling us to achieve this.
Each unit has a dedicated education team to support further development and work as part of a multidisciplinary team ensuring continuity of care for our patients and their families.
You will be caring for babies and their families across all areas of the neonatal unit working with the MDT as required.
You will be a skilled member of the Neonatal Unit Team providing optimal patient care both within the neonatal unit and during transfers. To participate in the organisation and management of the Unit.
A qualified in speciality neonatal nurse
Enthuasistic attitude and good interpersonal skills with clear rationale for application
Good team player
Evidence of ongoing personal development
As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.
The unit can provide a wide range of varied experiences, if your passion is for Special Care, we can support this as your primary role, and likewise, if Intensive Care is your interest, there are many projects for you to be involved in. If you are dynamic and have the skills and motivation our career and education pathway is able to take your career all the way from Band 5 to Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.
As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.
The Neonatal Unit has dedicated psychologist support available to all staff.
UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.
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If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.