The role of the Neonatal Matron is to provide operational and clinical leadership to support the Maternity and Neonatal Services Manager and the nursing teams in providing high quality care. The post holder will also be expected to develop and maintain positive Consultant relationships and support the nursing teams in the delivery of key agenda items such as the Clinical Services Framework for Excellence, Integrated Governance Strategy and "All of Us" principles.
Duties and Responsibilities
*To support the Maternity and Neonatal Services Manager to develop the neonatal services and meet the neonatal objectives of the Business Plan
*To actively educate the nursing team ensuring they have the skills to deliver the needs of the nursing service in a safe, efficient and effective way
*To develop practice within the unit through on-going training and development of staff by identifying individual training needs, facilitating courses and delivering training sessions
*To conduct practical assessments signing off relevant clinical competencies
*To be highly visible and available to patients and their parents/carers thereby promoting confidence in our services
*To promote and enhance patient focused care by assessing areas of risk in relation to patient safety and implementing initiatives to improve patient experience
Skills & Experience
*NMC Registered with a valid RGN/ RM /RN (Child). First level degree or diploma in neonatal practice (QIS).
*Mentoring and Assessment Course / ENB 998 equivalent
*Broad experience relevant to the post and extensive post registration experience within a relevant clinical speciality
*Evidence of ongoing professional development, at a minimum educated to degree level or equivalent
*Well developed leadership and influencing skills with the ability to motivate and enthuse individuals / teams
*Practice development and / or teaching experience
*Responsive and sensitive to patients' physical, psychological, spiritual and cultural requirements
About the Individual
The successful candidate will be motivated by continuously updating and sharing their knowledge, ensuring that the team around are always in line with best practice standards and have industry leading information. They will be seeing patients with high levels of acuity and will be able to communicate with them with tact, diplomacy and sensitivity, whilst remaining professional.