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									Staffordshire, Shropshire & Black Country Newborn Network

Staff Nurse - Network Neonatal Nursing Foundation Programme
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Area of Work: Employer: Location: Salary: Hours per Week: Contract Type: Staff Nurse – Neonatal Nursing Foundation Programme Staffordshire, Shropshire and Black Country Newborn Network Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust. Various neonatal units within the newborn network Agenda for Change Band 5 37.5 Hours per week SIX MONTHS Fixed Term Contract 1 November 2007 – 30 April 2008

An opportunity has arisen for four newly registered nurses with an interest in working in the area of neonatal care to apply for the post of Staff Nurse on a Six Month Fixed Term contract during which time the post holders will complete a foundation programme in neonatal nursing. The newly developed programme will involve the post holder gaining practical experience and theoretical knowledge in neonatal care. The post holder needs to be able to demonstrate a commitment to their own professional development, an interest in neonatal nursing and an ability to work flexibly across the geographical locations in the newborn network. Successful completion of the six month programme will provide the post holder with appropriate documented evidence to apply for substantive staff nurse posts within neonatal units as they become available or to apply to work on the bank within acute hospital trust’s. The two Network Practice Educators (one based in the neonatal units in Shropshire and Staffordshire and the other based in the neonatal units in the Black Country) will lead the network neonatal nursing foundation programme, working in conjunction with identified preceptors in each of the six neonatal units across the network. The Staffordshire, Shropshire & Black Country Newborn Network consists of six neonatal units based in the following hospitals: New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Staffordshire General Hospital Manor Hospital, Walsall Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley Groups of Hospitals University Hospital of North Staffs The Newborn Network has a number of key objectives that are all aimed at developing a sustainable service to ensure that mothers and babies are treated in the right place, at the right time and by appropriately skilled staff, through implementing the recommendations of the DOH “Report of the Neonatal Intensive Care Service Review Group” Further information about the newborn network can be found on our website; Informal discussions are welcomed and encouraged. Contact; Lynsey Ward, Practice Educator (Black Country neonatal units), E mail: , Mobile: 07785722588 Jo Deeming, Practice Educator (Staffordshire and Shropshire neonatal units) Email: , Mobile: 07721455202

Closing Date: 7 September 2007 Interview Date: W/C 17 September 2007 Posts Commence: 1 November 2007 You can apply on line at NHS Jobs:

Staffordshire, Shropshire & Black Country Newborn Network


Staff Nurse (Neonatal Nursing Foundation programme)
Band 5 Full Time 37.5 Hours per week To be negotiated within various neonatal units across the newborn network Fixed Term 6 Months Newborn Network Manager Network Practice Educator

Job Purpose To complete a six month post registration period as a staff nurse gaining experience in neonatal care whilst undertaking a neonatal nursing foundation programme. To provide high quality nursing care and participate in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the care needs for the babies and parents within neonatal services in the newborn network. Dimensions The post holder will be required to work in various neonatal units across the newborn network in order to complete a neonatal nursing foundation programme consisting of theoretical and practical assessments. The post holder is expected to carry out nursing care under the direction of a preceptor, more senior neonatal unit staff or network practice educator. Key Relationships The post holder will be required to work closely with; The newborn network practice educators, designated preceptors and multidisciplinary staff within each neonatal unit across the network.

Risk Assessment
• Works in various neonatal units within the network Organisational Chart
Network Manager/Lead Nurse

Network Practice Educators X2

Senior Nurse in Each Neonatal Unit in SSBC Newborn Network New Cross, Russell’s Hall, Manor, Royal Shrewsbury, Mid Staffordshire, University Hospital North Staffs

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Key Responsibilities Clinical • Participate in the assessment of patient care needs, planning, implementing and evaluating the programme of care including the transportation of the low dependency neonate in accordance with the agreed policies and procedures of each neonatal unit. • • • • Where appropriate to be responsible for the custody of drugs in the absence of the person in charge. To be responsible for maintaining accurate and legible records of care and other documentation as required by the post. To take responsibility for a group of patients To act as a positive role model and health educator at all times.

Education, Training and Development • To assist the Preceptors in identifying own education, training and development needs • • To undertake all elements of the network neonatal nursing foundation programme. Contribute to creating and maintaining an effective learning environment for all staff including students.

Clinical Governance • To contribute in the continuous improvement of the quality of care for babies and their families by participating in the implementation of clinical governance activities as necessary: Clinically effective and research based practices Audits are undertaken and assist in completion of actions to make improvements Clinical and non clinical risks are identified Families have the opportunity to give feedback on their experiences, are encouraged to be involved in planning and monitoring services and are provided with information which is used effectively to improve processes and practices Monitoring of standards of care within the neonatal units in the network and be involved in the changes to make improvements as necessary. • • • • • To discuss babies and relatives experiences with parents and carers in order to prevent complaints from developing and inform the nurse in charge of the shift as soon as possible. To participate in ensuring policies and practices are implemented which will promote the health and safety of all women, their babies, staff and their families. To assist senior members of staff in collection of data and audit. To work within the professional code of conduct and guidelines laid down by the NMC. To maintain a safe and therapeutic environment by being aware of risk management.

General Information Trust Values and Cultures. You should work to promote the values and culture of the Trust. These include the values of openness, trust, staff involvement, development, diversity at work, commitment to modernisation and delivering the highest standards of performance. Involvement & Participation. WCPCT is committed to partnership working and staff involvement. Staff are expected to contribute to partnership working and staff involvement.
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Trust Policy & Practice. You are required at all times to work in accordance with Trust policy and practice. Health & Safety. You must be aware of and act in accordance with the responsibilities placed on you as an employee by the Health & safety at Work Act 1974. You must at all times take regard of the health and safety of other employees, patients, service users and visitors. Performance Management and Development All staff are expected to participate in individual performance management reviews and the personal development planning. Equal Opportunity and Diversity WCPCT is committed to achieving equality of opportunity for all staff and for those who access services. You must work in accordance with equal opportunity policies/procedures and to promote the equalities and diversity agenda of the Trust. No Smoking. You will be expected to observe the “No Smoking” policies of the Trust. Mobility. You are expected as part of your employment to be mobile and visit all areas of the Trust. Confidentiality. The post holder will maintain appropriate confidentiality of information relating to the Trust, individuals and patient information. The post holder will be expected to comply with all aspects of the Data Protection Act. Changes to Jobs All staff are expected to undertake reasonable additional duties and responsibilities in order to the meet the service needs of the Trust. Staff should expect their job to change and evolve to meet the changing needs of WCPCT. Changes should be made in consultation with staff. Variations to job descriptions are common, this in itself will not justify a further evaluation of the post, unless the post holder can demonstrate that the said changes would significantly alter the weighting of the post resulting in a higher pay band. Signed:Post-holder’s Name: …………………… Date: ……………….. Signature ……………………….. Manager’s Name : ………………………Date:………………… Signature: ……………………. .

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FACTORS Qualifications

• • • RN Educated to diploma level Current registration with Nursing & Midwifery Council Able to work effectively as part of a team. Effective communication with members of multidisciplinary team. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Commitment to evidence based practice. Keen to develop own skills and knowledge within Neonatal practice. To be flexible to the needs of the network programme Able to fulfil the requirements of the post Able to work in various geographical locations within the newborn network Good health record

• Educated to 1st degree level or study at degree level. • Registered Nurse Child Branch • Evidence of involvement in the management of change • Computer Literate

How Identified
• • • • • • • • Registration documents Certificates Portfolio Application form Application forms Interview References Evidence of attendance at relevant courses Application forms Interview References


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Occupational Health Interview

R Moore


Feb 2007

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