Liverpool Women’s Hospital
Types of job
Tertiary neonatal unit
Size of department
24 ITU/HDU cots divided into 6 x 4 bedded mixed acuity rooms. 20 cot low dependency / special care. 6 bed transitional care. 20 bed labour ward plus 8 bed midwifery led unit.
It is the regional specialist centre and has the full range of treatments for all preterm and sick newborns (except transfer to Alder Hey for surgery and ECMO).
Massive Advance Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (ANNP) team – currently 35!
Rota intensity/frequency of shifts
Currently 1 in 7 but rota pattern likely to change.
There are 3 separate rotas for tier 1, ST4/5 and senior grid trainees / senior ANNPs so there is always a senior trainee / ANNP on site including overnight.
How busy is job – average
Busy but always plenty of staff around.
Great neonatal experience. All babies with duct dependent cardiac lesions from whole of north west born at LWH, plus many other congenital abnormalities – only place in the deanery to get this experience. Lots of opportunities for procedures. Very supportive – always 2 tier 1s and 2 tier 2s on each night shift and more in daytime. Consultant onsite from 8am until midnight.
Average driving commute from Liverpool centre rush hour v out of hours
Good bus services
Secure cycle storage with code access. Showers and changing available in theatres.
2 rooms but not the best condition.
Rota coordinator contact details
Any special interests particularly catered to?