Neonatal Specialist Nurse - London

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
London (Greater)
£31,878 - £42,046/Year
02 Dec 2017
09 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Main area
NHS AfC: Band 6Contract
37.5 hours per weekJob ref

£31,878 - £42,046 per annum Incl HCASClosing
07/12/2017 23:59

There are many good reasons to choose to come and work at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We provide one of the best services in the country:

90% of patients rate our care as ‘Excellent’, ‘Very Good’ or ‘Good’ – Care Quality Commission national patient survey
We have ‘Excellent’ standards of hygiene and cleanliness – National Patient Safety Agency’s Patient Environment Action Team assessment
We are one of only two hospitals in England with lower than expected patient mortality rates after surgery – Dr Foster Hospital Guide

We have been independently recognised as an excellent employer:

We were named in the top 10 best employers (and the best NHS employer) for working families – Top Employers for Working Families Awards 2016

In 2015, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital became a single Foundation Trust. This has helped secure the future of both major acute hospitals and offers all of our (over 5,000) staff fantastic opportunities to develop their career, to innovate and develop even better services for patients.
We have made significant capital investments (around £10 million a year) in our hospitals over the past 10 years. A midwife-led maternity unit; a £24million children’s unit and a burns unit on the Chelsea site; new and refurbished A&Es; a cardiac catheter lab at West Middlesex and a new sexual health clinic at 10 Hammersmith Broadway will be followed in the next few years by a £25 million investment in critical care facilities at Chelsea and we intend to invest £7 million on our labour ward. So staff benefit from one of the best working environments in the NHS where they can put patients first. We rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient-focused workforce. It's a very exciting time to come and work for us and we hope you will apply.

. Band 6 Neonatal Nurse and opportunity to develop as leadersAs a Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse you should hold a neonatal qualification, we offer an excellent opportunity to consolidate your experience in our busy unit. As our goal is preparing leaders for the future you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in, Neonatal Gastrointestinal Surgery as well as cardiac experience through our rotation with the Royal Brompton Hospital. You will also enhance your leadership and management skills through shared working with our West Middlesex counterparts where you can gain experience as charge nurse in managing a 16 bedded medical unit. The maternity and special care baby units at West Middlesex University Hospital are proud to announce their reaccreditation as baby friendly, by the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI). Our Neonatal UnitChelsea & Westminster Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, based on Fulham Broadway, is zone two on the London Underground. Our Unit is a perinatal referral centre, within the North West Operational Delivery Network. The unit consists of 12 ICU cots, 12 high dependency cots and 13 special care cots. We are the designated Neonatal Surgical Centre for North West London and accept in-utero and post-natal transfers from throughout the South East of England and within London. As well as caring for newborn babies with surgical conditions we also care for sick and premature newborn babies with medical conditions.We serve a maternity department which caters for over 6,000 deliveries per annum, with a private area and maternity led unit. Also there is support by a Fetal Medical Team and an Assisted Conception UnitThe challenges are stimulating because we have both medical and surgical babies on our unit. One shift, you could be caring for a baby with extreme prematurity on a ventilator. The next, attending a delivery and caring for a baby with a diaphragmatic hernia or gastroschisis, then you could be preparing them for surgery, right here in the unit.After the operation, you could be working alongside our Neonatal Surgical Nurse Specialist ensuring that evidenced based care is delivered. Of course the care does not stop there and our High Dependency and special care areas also need specialist care provided to the babies and families. The unit also has neonatal community nurses who work on the unit as well as visiting babies and families to ensure smooth integration to their home.Our nurses have the responsibility for planning, managing and coordinating clinical care for babies requiring high level of nursing care and supporting staff to develop these skills on the unit. We focus on developing nursing leaders for the future and therefore provide individualised professional leadership and clinical development.Our nurses work with change and challenge to ensure improved lives and futures for neonates and families.The Future A major planned redesign and refurbishment of our unit means we will have state of the art facilitates with the provision of additional cots and improve service to the population, why not come and be a part of a fantastic unit at this exciting time?Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust aims to be a hospital of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. The Trust gained Foundation status in October 2006 and consists of two modern hospitals each with state of the art facilities and a long history of pioneering, innovative healthcare. We are constantly rated among the highest performing hospitals nationally. Our goal to be a hospital of choice by improving all aspects of the patient experience relies upon us having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focused workforce. In the latest annual national staff survey Chelsea and Westminster achieved the best score for an acute hospital Trust nationally in four areas including: •Staff reporting good communication between senior management and staff •Staff believing the Trust is committed to their work-life balance •Staff believing there are good opportunities to develop their potential at work Why not work for a top acute Trust committed to flexible working and diversity in employment?The Trust welcomes and is committed to flexible working and Diversity in Employment. You will need to meet the essential criteria in the person specification in order for your application to be considered for shortlisting. For an informal discussion or further queries, please contact Vivette Wallen-Mitchell (Lead Educator Paediatrics and Neonates) – Tel: 02033157879 or Kelly Patston (Neonatal Matron) Kelly. Patston –Tel: 02033157883Interview date to be confirmed. When Providing a Reference: You will be required to provide two satisfactory references covering a minimum of 3 years employment history and/or training.

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.

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