Team Lead Community Neonatal Outreach Team

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Saint Mary's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum
25/03/2018 23:59

From 1st October 2017, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) has joined together to create a new Foundation Trust which has been named Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our new organisation will provide a single hospital service across the city of Manchester and in 12- 18 months will also include the services currently provided by North Manchester General Hospital.  These changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the people of Manchester.  That’s why this really is an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth career opportunities for great people right across our Group. 

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 responsible for managing and providing leadership within both services.

This is a fantastic and unique opportunity for an experienced neonatal nurse/midwife who has experience within both the community and hospital setting.  You will have the satisfaction of making a real difference to the lives of infants and their families. There is also opportunity to utilise your developed leadership and management skills within diverse settings. 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 is 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 team involves visiting families within their homes and running community clinics.

Managing a team 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. The post holder must be committed to their own personal and professional development as well as those of others, with a flexible and reliability approach a pre-requisite.  The post holder should have experience in quality improvement and 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.

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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

Kath Eaton

Acting Lead Nurse

Newborn Intensive Care Unit

St Mary’s Hospital

Manchester University (NHS) Foundation Trust

Oxford Road

Manchester M13 9WL

Tel: 0161 70 17481

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 276 6198