About The Facility
Internationally renowned for clinical excellence, The Portland Hospital is the only independent hospital in the UK entirely dedicated to women and children. Our inpatient and outpatient specialties reflect this, providing clinical expertise in Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Women`s Health.
The hospital has been consistently growing over the past few years, almost doubling since 2008.
The culture at The Portland Hospital is to provide support, an inspiring environment and positive ways of working to ensure everyone has a better day. This is accomplished through our core set of 'Positively Portland' values that all employees will work to:
Greetings, Respect, Teamwork, Initiative, Responsibility and Acknowledgement
The Portland Neonatal Unit consists of 6 cots, 3 of which are Intensive Care and 3 Special Care. The unit serves the maternity department which carries out approximately 2,000 deliveries a year with women attending for delivery from throughout the UK and abroad. The caseload ranges from premature infants, infants with congenital and surgical diagnosis to infants requiring short term nursing support. Most will remain within the unit, with a small number of infants with cardiac and complex surgical diagnosis being transferred to Harley Street Clinic for further treatment.
Admissions are emergency and planned for babies 30 weeks and over with current plans to reduce the admission criteria to 28 weeks. This is a unique service which is renowned for delivering high quality care. All Neonatal Consultants covering care within the unit have NHS contracts to ensure best practice. Staffing ratios are high and parents receive a service that is excellent, supported by the latest technology and equipment.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Matron to lead the team at The Portland Hospital
The Neonatal Matron will provide operational and clinical leadership to the team and support the Maternity and Neonatal Services Manager in developing the neonatal service. Highly visible and actively educating the nursing team, you will ensure that they have the skills to deliver the needs of the nursing service in a safe, efficient and effective way.
The post holder will maintain a very high profile within the hospital in order to develop and maintain positive Consultant relationships and promote and enhance patient focused care.
Salary between £49,417- £55,594 per annum (depending on experience)
Working hours 37.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday
Benefits: We'll look after you with our contribution pension scheme, the use of all HCA facilities for acute medical conditions, annual salary review, 25 days holiday each year and access to a fantastic flexible benefits scheme. We can also offer you a relocation packages if you are living outside of London or the UK. You can expect to be working in an environment that promotes the development of your skills and knowledge.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Monitor and maintain standards of clinical practice
- Lead care and demonstrate by example high standards of clinical care
- Maintain personal contact with patients and relatives and assist staff in dealing with complaints
- Provide leadership and support to the Maternity and Neonatal Services Manager and the nursing teams and act to as a role model
- Share best practice and drive improvement in patient care
- Support the Maternity and Neonatal Services Manager in developing the annual training needs analysis and practice development plan for the unit
- Ensure the floor rosters meet the needs of the service and patient safety is maintained
- Understand the principles of good workforce planning to meet department targets
Skills & Experience
- NMC Registered with a valid RGN/ RM /RN.
- First level degree or diploma in neonatal practice (QIS).
- ENB 405/R23/A99
- Mentoring and Assessment Course / ENB 998 equivalent
- Broad experience relevant to the post
- Evidence of ongoing professional development, at a minimum educated to degree level or equivalent
- Demonstrable success in leading and delivering practice
- Practice development and / or teaching experience
About The Individual
- Well developed leadership and influencing skills with the ability to motivate and enthuse individuals / teams
- Organisational skills and ability to prioritise and delegate workload effectively
- Ability to produce effective ways of working and improve service delivery
- Commitment to improving patient care outcomes
- Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills