NIPE (Newborn and Infant Physical Examination) Screening Coordinator

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
December 01, 2022
Offerd Salary:£41,659 - £47,672
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NIPE (Newborn and Infant Physical Examination) Screening Coordinator Band 7

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Band 7




Part time - 22.5 hours per week

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Princess Anne Hospital




£41,659 - £47,672 pa pro rota

Salary period



01/12/2022 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

We have a new opportunity for a Neonatal and Infant Physical Examination Screening Coordinator. You will provide key support to the Clinical Lead for NIPE. As the Coordinator you will be providing operational support for the entire NIPE pathway for all eligible babies across the Trust. This role requires a person with experience in running screening programmes.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is a large teaching hospital providing care to families over 2 sites at the Southampton General Hospital and the Princess Anne Hospital. The maternity unit is based in the Princess Anne Hospital as is the level 3 NNU. The NNU is part of the Southampton Children's Hospital which provides tertiary/regional services for a number of clinical specialities which include paediatric surgery, paediatric intensive care and paediatric cardiology.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main. Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached

Working for our organisation What we can offer you

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities Your Responsibilities What you'll do

• You will provide operational leadership for the NIPE screening programme. This will be predominantly based within the NNU and the wider Children's Hospital but you will work closely with the screening team based within the maternity service. • You will be responsible for tracking all eligible babies who sit outside of the maternity service through the screening pathway including tracking their outcomes as per the NIPE reporting requirements. • You will grow professional links across the Children's Hospital to enable smooth referral and reporting processes and will ensure that appropriate reporting and governance is in place.

What we're looking for • We are looking for a person with experience in running screening programmes who is strongly process driven and a good communicator. • The suitable candidate will be able to create and support strong professional, multi-disciplinary relationships to aid the smooth running of the programme. • You will understand the importance of good governance and the appropriate management of screening incidents if there are any failures of process. • You will be keen to explore all opportunities for QI within the NIPE screening programme. • You will be committed to ensuring that the care for babies passing between the maternity, neonatal and/or paediatric services is seamless.

Additional information

Interviews will be held on Thursday, 15 December 2022

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • RGN or 1st Level Registered Midwife on relevant part of the NMC register
  • Degree or evidence of CPD to degree-level equivalence
  • Evidence of continual professional development
  • Desirable criteria
  • Management training
  • Leadership training
  • Associate/mentorship qualification
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Recent experience as a Band 6 delivering national screening programme(s)
  • Experience of setting and monitoring standards
  • Demonstrate specialist expertise underpinned by evidence-based care philosophy
  • Evidence of proven leadership and management skills
  • Previous involvement of multi-disciplinary team working and multi-agency working across the health and social economy
  • Ability to work within a broad, inter-professional team
  • Experience of writing protocols, guidelines and integrated care pathways
  • Team leadership role or deputy
  • Evidence of audit
  • Experience of leading change management programmes
  • Experience of initiating Quality Improvement
  • Desirable criteria
  • Confident of own knowledge base
  • Expert clinical skills relevant to newborn screening programmes
  • The ability to manage non directed conversations around screening positive results and further diagnostic or enhanced screening options
  • Negotiation skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Synthesise information quickly and able to communicate and escalate
  • Excellent communication skills, be able to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Innovate approach to problem solving
  • Leadership skills
  • Able to manage workload autonomously
  • IT skills (Microsoft systems) and use of the maternity IT system, metavision and NIPE SMART
  • Demonstrate ability to influence and motivate others
  • Skills in conflict resolution
  • Have ability to network, initiate and develop sound relationships with senior colleagues within and external to the Trust
  • Positive attitude
  • Team player, highly motivated and enthusiastic
  • Tenacity and assertiveness
  • Supportive and able to listen to other views
  • Proactive and acts on initiative
  • Able to justify own decisions
  • Good self-awareness
  • Willingness to deliver teaching and updating around screening to staff as needed
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable to meet the needs of the service and to be able to brief commissioners as required
  • An understanding of the governance requirements both internally and externally of the Trust
  • Desirable criteria
  • Understanding of local and national NHS initiatives
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

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  • Job Description (PDF, 339.3KB)
  • Person Specification (PDF, 268.2KB)
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