Midwife / Neonatal / Childrens Nurse - Cumbria

Barrow- In- Furness
upto £28k plus benefits + relocation
19 Feb 2013
19 Mar 2013
Nursing Field
Hospital, Midwifery
Job Type

An exciting opportunity has arisen for several Registered Midwives and Registered Specialist Children’s Nurses to work for an NHS Trust which are thoroughly committed to providing Gold Standard maternity services. The Trust has invested heavily in ensuring the service provides the standard of care expected and exceeding patient expectations.

Located in the beautiful town of Barrow- In Furness the Trust seeks several Midwives and Neonatal Nurses to join them on a full/ part time permanent basis.

Nurses from within the EU who possess the right to reside and work in the UK are welcome to apply.

Relocation support is available, and the area offers beautiful countryside, excellent schools and has easy access links to major cities such as Manchester, Birmingham and London.


  •         Actively assess, plan, implement & evaluate patient care with the multidisciplinary team, working in partnership with the child and family in accordance with the Children’s National service Framework.
  •         Be aware of the structure and organisation of the N.H.S. and regulatory body’s code of practice implementing this into nursing practice.
  •         Participate in Clinical Governance through involvement in auditing effectiveness of practice and incorporating findings.
  •         Assist in supervising and teaching of junior staff and unregistered staff
  •         In appropriate areas act as shift leader or manage a team in the absence of senior staff.


  •         Multidisciplinary teams and other support services
  •         Ward/Dept Managers
  •         Specialist Nurses
  •         Senior Nurses
  •         External Agencies

Professional Leadership/Management

  •         Work effectively with the multidisciplinary team in order to achieve desired outcomes that promote the well being of the child and family.
  •         Assist in supporting and developing junior staff e.g. student nurses, return to practice nurses and unregistered staff, through mentorship, preceptorship and induction.
  •         Act as an effective role model for staff.
  •         Identify problems and actively work towards solving them, empowering others to make decisions.
  •         Lead the ward as team leader or taking charge of a shift.
  •         Aid less experienced staff to set priorities.
  •         Assist in ensuring that children and families have the opportunity to participate in the planning of care and have the means to express their views and concerns.
  •         Ensure effective dissemination of information to multi-disciplinary team is maintained.       
  •         Observe the standards of cleanliness within the ward area and report deficits to the Ward Manager.
  •         Participate in specific areas of designated responsibility within ward team (clinical and non-clinical.
  •         Participate in nurse led initiatives in the Directorate according to Trust policies/protocols.

Clinical Practice

  •         Further develop and maintain competence in clinical skills in children’s or neonatal nursing.
  •         Teach, inform and coach others as appropriate in the designated clinical skills appropriate/specific to area.
  •         Care for a defined case load of babies/children showing an ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.
  •         Give information and advice about health promotion.
  •         Have a knowledge of basic child protection issues and understand the procedures to follow when there is cause for concern.
  •         Communicate effectively with children and families.
  •         Keep up to date with changes in clinical practice and change practice of self and others as appropriate
  •         To work as an effective team member promoting team cohesion
  •         Ensure patient dignity and individual needs are met.
  •         Ensure the effective documentation of all patient care adhering to national and local standards

Clinical Governance

  •         Participate in the Trust Appraisal and Personal Development Plan process by identifying own development needs and agreeing development plans for these needs with supervisor
  •         Match personal development plan to that of the service
  •         Ensure safe clinical practice is maintained.
  •         Actively participate in regional paediatric/neonatal clinical benchmarking and audit of quality standards, in conjunction with the senior staff.
  •         Ensure mandatory and competency based training is kept up to date.
  •         Actively look for ways to develop the service.
  •         Participate in the competency based training programmes that ensure all equipment is used safely and maintained.
  •         Participate in audit research.
  •         Develop knowledge of and competence in local risk management systems, incident reporting and complaints procedures.
  •         Participate in the investigations of complaints/litigation/adverse incidents and ensure all documentation is complete..
  •         Be aware of and work within Trust policies and policies and guidelines pertinent to the Children and Young People’s Directorate.

Nurses Responsibility

Registered Nurses at NHS Foundation Trust have a responsibility to:

  •         Maintain active status on NMC register
  •         Act always in accordance with NMC Code of Conduct and guiding documents
  •         Adhere to Trust Policy and Procedure
  •         Maintain up to date skills and knowledge and maintain awareness of professional issues.
  •         Maintain a professional portfolio.
  •         Additional requirements of this postholder:
  •         Maintain knowledge and skills in child protection

For more information, or to apply please call Daniella or Carrie on 0161 245 4453.