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Neonatal Practice Educator

Job Description

There are many good reasons to choose to come and work at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

1st September 2015 was a landmark date for Chelsea and Westminster and West Middlesex hospitals as we officially came together to form the enlarged Foundation Trust. This helps secure the future of both major acute hospitals and by combining into a single, unified trust there will be more scope to innovate and develop even better services for our patients.

We aim to be a hospital of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to improve all aspects of the patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focused workforce. Our vision is to be a first class hospital for our community and we will build a strong and sustainable foundation trust which provides high-quality, value-for-money services to meet the health needs of the local population. It' s a very exciting time to come and work for us.

Band 7 Neonatal Practice Educator

In September 2015, the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust became one integrated organisation under the name of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The integration has brought new opportunities for clinical service developments and enhanced career development and progression opportunities.
Exciting opportunities for you to join us in the shaping of Neonatal and Children’s Nursing Education and practice at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital across sites.

The Band 7 Practice Development Nurse sits within an education team within the Division and is responsible for the creation of an educationally stimulating environment for the nursing workforce on both sites to establish high quality nursing practice. The posts provides for a fantastic opportunity for individuals to work as part of a team in influencing educational practices across the organisation. It focuses on the clinical leadership and development of the nursing workforce staff to standardise practice, competencies and skills across the newly integrated Trust, to deliver excellence and consistency in nursing.

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a perinatal referral center, within the North West Operational Delivery Network. The unit consists of 12 ICU cots, 12 high dependency cots and 13 special care cots. We are the designated Neonatal Surgical Centre for North West London and accept in-utero and post-natal transfers from throughout the South East of England and within London. As well as caring for newborn babies with surgical conditions we also care for sick and premature newborn babies with medical conditions.
Between our 2 sites our maternity departments deliver over 11,000 per annum, with a private area and maternity led unit. These department are supported by a Fetal Medicine Team and an Assisted Conception Unit.

Our Level 3 medical and surgical neonatal unit will shortly undergo a full redesign and refurbishment and increase in size to 42 cots. We are seeking experienced and enthusiastic staff to join our team and work together to shape the unit as it develops.

Working as part of the senior nursing team the Neonatal Practice Development Nurse will be responsible for the bedside and classroom teaching of all levels of staff with a specialist interest in supporting those staff new to the unit and those who are undertaking their Neonatal Specialist modules. They will work with the Lead Educator to develop and implement teaching which meets the education strategy of the unit and the division.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Vivette Wallen-Mitchell ( Email address removed )

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.

Please note:
The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Interview arrangements will be communicated via your NHS Jobs account following the closing date. If you decide to apply for this post but have not heard from us within 3 weeks after the closing date, we regret that this usually means that your application was not successful on this occasion

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****Employment at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is offered subject to successful completion of a 6 month Probationary Period****

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