Neonatal Outreach Nurse/Midwife

Band 6

Main area
Newborn Services
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
349-SMH-0515
Site
Central Manchester Hospitals
Town
Manchester
Salary
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
Closing
04/05/2017 23:59

The Neonatal Outreach/In-reach service is based in St Mary’s Hospital, a state of the art building equipped with exceptional facilities and equipment and with a fantastic reputation for the delivery of excellent standards of care.

The Neonatal Outreach/In-reach team is based on the Newborn Intensive Care Unit in order to facilitate two way flow of information about infants being planned for discharge into the community. The In-reach role supports medical and midwifery staff to care for babies needing specialist intervention on the postnatal ward. The post holder will be expected to rotate between the hospital and the community.

This is a fantastic and unique opportunity for a qualified neonatal nurse to diversify into a very specialised area of care. Working in partnership with families on the postnatal ward and in the community setting. You will have the satisfaction of making a real difference to the lives of infants and their families. There is also opportunity to further develop your leadership and management skills. This is a really exciting time to join the Neonatal Outreach/In-reach team.

We are looking for dynamic individuals who can adapt their neonatal skill set to the postnatal ward setting and the community. The In-reach team is an exciting initiative which involves the team providing transitional care to babies with a low level special care dependency and who are being nursed alongside their mothers. It involves working across both neonatal and maternity unit boundaries and with the wider MDT. The In-reach service provides vital and valuable direct care to babies and support to their mothers on the postnatal wards in the days immediately following delivery.

The Outreach role involves visiting families in their homes to provide infant care and health promotion advice in order to maintain health. Liaison with families before discharge is an integral part of this role. You will be an expert in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of a defined caseload of infants.

We are seeking a motivated self-starter, committed to their own personal and professional development as well as those of others. Working both within community and hospital settings you will need to be a confident decision maker, an autonomous practitioner and work collaboratively as part of the wider multidisciplinary team. You need to be absolutely committed to providing the highest standards of care to infants and their families to ensure that their experience of care is the best it can be. Enthusiasm and a positive attitude to change are essential. A flexible approach and reliability are required.

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Applicant requirements

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Alison O'Doherty
0161 901 9548
Alison.O'Doherty@cmft.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
Manchester
M13 9WL
Telephone
0161 276 5137