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NICU Nurse Band 6

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
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Southmead Hospital
£28050-£36644 per annum (pro rata for part time)
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the neonatal team at Band 6 level in one of the largest Trusts in the country. We are looking to expand our  established senior nurse team with enthusiastic and dedicated nurses.  North Bristol NHS Trust is  the largest Trust in the South West region.  The neonatal unit has some of best rates of mortality and morbidity in the UK (MBRACCE  2016).

The department of Neonatal Medicine is within the Division 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.

Family integrated care is at the forefront of our ethos and we are working towards the BLISS charter and we have just submitted the stage 1 application for UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative for neonatal units.

We value nurse education at the unit and have an established practice development team to support and guide our nursing staff.

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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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