SCOTSTAR - Specialist Transport and Retrieval Neonatal Transport
Band 6: £26,565 - £35,577 + relocation where appropriate
Full time, part time, permanent + continuity of NHS service
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Transport nurse
within the SCOTSTAR neonatal team based in Aberdeen.
The Neonatal Transport service forms part of the Specialist
Transport and Retrieval Service for Scotland – SCOTSTAR.
SCOTSTAR incorporates the Scottish Neonatal Transport Service,
the Scottish Paediatric Retrieval Service, the Emergency
Medical Retrieval Service (EMRS) and the Air Ambulance
Service. SCOTSTAR is managed by the Scottish Ambulance
Service and undertakes approximately 3000 transfers per year.
There are three neonatal transport teams that form part of
SCOTSTAR. There is one based in the South East at Edinburgh
Royal Infirmary, one based at the SCOTSTAR Base at Glasgow
Airport and one based in Aberdeen – presently located
adjacent to the neonatal unit.
There is a service lead for neonatal transport based at the
SCOTSTAR Base and a clinical lead that is also based in
The team composition in Aberdeen comprises a neonatal
consultant and a transport nurse. The team retrieves/transfers
babies requiring escalation of care that cannot be delivered in
the referring unit. There is also a percentage of back to base or
elective transfers that can be done as nurse only transfers.
The majority of transfers are done using dedicated road
ambulances and a small number are done by fixed wing and
rotary wing aircraft. There are three SCOTSTAR drivers that work
alongside the team.
Working as part of the neonatal transport team and under the
supervision of senior staff you will provide clinical support and
care to the patient during the transport journey from referring
site to receiving unit.
Transport experience, although desirable, is not necessary as
training will be given in all aspects of the post.
In addition to the clinical role the transport nurse will be
involved in the following areas:
- Assisting with training of rural doctors, nurses and
- Education and training within SCOTSTAR and in conjunction
- Audit and research
- Equipment management
- Service development
- Clinical governance, safety and safe system development
- Continuous quality improvement
The post will be based at the neonatal transport base which is
adjacent to the neonatal unit in Aberdeen Maternity Hospital,
Cornhill Road, Aberdeen.
Closing Date: 31/07/2016
For informal enquiries, please contact Sandra Stark, Paediatric Service Lead, on 07881356444 or email below. Application forms are available from our website.
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