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Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practioner - Band 8a

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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NHS AfC: Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
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Southmead Hospital
£40,428 - £48,514 per annum pro rata
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This exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated, innovative and a qualified highly skilled ANNP to join our team in Southmead medical NICU. We specialise in the care of extreme preterm infants and neurology, covering NICU, transitional care and the post natal ward and attending high risk deliveries. The MBRRACE (report 2016) show we have some of the best outcomes for mortality and morbidity in the country and we continue to strive to improve our outcomes by participating in research and weekly educational sessions. Within the team, excellent clinical care is our priority whilst optimising patient outcomes and contributing to a positive family experience. Our current ANNPs work as part of a multi-disciplinary team supporting the medical rota. They promote and deliver training and education, develop Unit initiatives and play a key part in service development.

The department of Neonatal Medicine is within the directorate of Women’s Health and Care of the Newborn, and provides care for all the 6,000 infants born at Southmead and medical tertiary care for babies in the South West Neonatal Network. The Neonatal Intensive care unit comprises up to 34 cots of which up to 16 are for intensive care/high dependency. Conventional ventilation, high frequency oscillation and inhaled nitric oxide are all available. Intensive care referrals are accepted from the northern half of the South West Neonatal Network on a shared basis with St Michael’s Hospital, which also provides a local and regional service for neonatal surgery. The majority of extreme preterm infants in the northern part of the South West Neonatal Network are cared for at Southmead. The unit admits approximately 750 babies (>100 babies of <1500g) and undertakes approximately 4500 days of intensive and high-dependency care per year.

Southmead also provides a tertiary service in neonatal neurology and managing babies with post haemorrhagic ventricular dilatation. There are facilities for CT and MRI scanning in the hospital as well as cerebral function monitoring and neurophysiological testing in NICU. There is an undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programme in neonatology

The successful candidate will be a motivated and dedicated nurse with leadership and management skills at a senior level. They need to have a passion for high quality patient care within neonates, well-developed communication & relationship skills and a positive, mature and professional attitude.


Interviews will be held on the afternoon of the 15th October 


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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

Michelle Jackson
Matron NICU &TC
Southmead Hospital
0117 4146816