Neonatal job in the UK - page 3
Hi everyone, I live in the UK and I'm a 3rd year student nurse and I'm almost qualified, I have applied for a staff nurse position on a neonatal unit, and if I'm lucky enough to get it I hope to... Read More
Jun 6, '09From: UK ; Joined: May '09; Posts: 13Hi MandaAnda,
I do realise that if I was child qualified or dual qualified I would have a better chance , but all the neonatal jobs i have looked at say either adult or child RN
I am going to ring the NICU at Dewsbury where I'm having my placement at the moment and ask if I can go on there for a few weeks (I'm on CCU for 11 more weeks)
I have got a job offer for Orthopedics at Dewsbury to start in September so I will have to take that and look out for jobs on NICU- this hospital trust do a transfer scheme after 6 months which may be possible??
I will definatly get on bank as a HCA and bank on NICU if possible.... or if not on Maternity (which would cover pre and post natal care of mother and baby)???
Thanks for the advice
Fozzy- I agree that where ever you work the support and training needs to be there, as long as you are passionate about the area and willing to learn!
Jun 6, '09Occupation: Neonatal Staff Nurse Specialty: Neonatal nursing (paediatric trained) ; From: UK ; Joined: Apr '08; Posts: 143; Likes: 47Out of the maternity wards (labour ward, antenatal and postnatal), postnatal would probably get you the best exposure to babies, although all would be good experience.
I think it's also a great idea to try to get in there on your current placement if you can arrange it with their neonatal unit and CCU. I think most placements are happy to facilitate things like that.