Registered Nurse/ Midwife in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

East Midlands, South East England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Specialist areas:
General, Hospital
Start Date:
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
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If you are a Registered Childrens or Adult Nurse or a Registered Midwife who wants to specialise in the care of sick preterm babies and their families then why not join us at our forward thinking Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at The William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent. Our unit provides care for babies and families from the local East Kent community but also contributes to cots for the Emergency Bed Bureau. We have 7 Intensive Care cots, 4 High Dependency cots and 14 Special Care cots. Our sister unit at The Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Margate has 12 Special Care and 2 High Dependency cots and there are opportunities to work across both sites although the post is primarily for the NICU.

Main duties of the job
Our Practice Educator and Clinical Skills Facilitator will support you with a bespoke induction package (working alongside Preceptorship if appropriate). You will be supported in all areas of the unit with a plan to undertake the Neonatal Intensive Care Course within a year to provide you with the much sought after Specialist Qualification in Neonatal Nursing.

About us
We pride ourselves on our collaborative practise with a skilled multidisciplinary team, our Doctors and Nurses work closely together to provide high quality in-patient care and we are fortunate to be one of only a few NICUs to have a resident Speech & Language Therapist and a designated Neonatal Physiotherapist to ensure that our babies are given the best start in life. We have a resident Neonatal Clinical Technologist who ensures that we always have the specialist equipment that we require and provides education and training on all equipment used in NICU.

The Neonatal Services have:

A Practice Educator on site supported by a Clinical Skills Facilitator who work closely alongside all staff to provide learning opportunities and ensure that all competencies are met.
Close collaborative working with the local University providing placements for midwifery and Child Branch Students.
Job description
Job responsibilities
To provide effective nursing care whilst working as a member of the neonatal nursing team across East Kent Hospitals NHS trust. To ensure the maintenance of high standards of patient care in response to the needs of the service. Provide support for families.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 077866793422
Contact: Trish Hubbard

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