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Neonatal Staff Nurse - NICU

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Paediatric nurse, Neonatal nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

We are looking for motivated and dynamic nurses to expand and complement our innovative nursingteam. In return, we offer a friendly supportive working environment and a variety of exciting career opportunities.

As a Network Neonatal Unit we are a progressive level 3 unit currently providing 7 intensive care, 10 high dependency/special care and 16 transitional care cot's, serving the population of Devon and Cornwall. It is anticipated to expand following collaborative ODN agreement and publication of the National Neonatal Service Specification.

Our accomplished nursing establishment, ANNP team, designated medical staff, Outreach Service and tier of support staff facilitate the local ethos of delivering highly specialised care in partnership with parents. The Peninsula Neonatal Transport Service also located within the unit, provides an expert 24 hour retrieval service and gives QIS staff further opportunity to advance their clinical skills.

We'd love to have an informal chat to share even more with you so why not contact Katie Oakes, Senior Sister via 01752 432800 email

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

'Relocation package may be available'.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for the delivery of effective quality care in accordance with local, Service Line and Trust policies and guidelines with the support of the senior nursing team

Participate in Network NICU service development

Participate in evidence based practice and neonatal research

Contribute to resource management in the provision of neonatal services

Engage in Clinical Governance initiatives within the Directorate

About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical1. Demonstrate a knowledge of clinical nursing practice by delivering evidenced based care2. Manage a patient workload using clinical judgement and decision-making skills whilst maintainingsafe standards3. Competent in the use of medical devices and responsible for the correct use of specialist equipmentby the multidisciplinary team4. Promote a positive and professional working environment5. Participate in clinical supervision6. Liaise with, and report to the multidisciplinary team in the provision of family centred care7. Identify, manage and refer appropriately, infants requiring Safeguarding assessment8. Encourage parents and carers to be actively involved in the planning and delivery of care to their infant9. Promote health education within the clinical area for families10. Assist in the provision of family support and bereavement services11. Assist with the discharge/ transfer process of infants to other care services12. Where applicable, participate in the Peninsula Neonatal Transport Service13. Work in accordance with local policies and guidelines

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Clinical and practical skills
  • An awareness of research and proven evidence based practice in the clinical setting


  • Recent neonatal intensive care demonstrable experience



  • NMC Registration


  • Degree in Nursing

Aptitude & Abilities


  • An understanding of customer care in the clinical setting
  • Competent in numeracy and literacy


  • Participation in research and audit projects

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