Staff Nurse - Neonatal Unit

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023
An excellent opportunity for a Staff Nurse who is committed to high quality care for babies and their families to join our Neonatal Services. Working as part of a team of Medical Staff, Nurses, Nursery Nurse and a Housekeeper, you will be responsible for providing the highest standard of evidenced based patient care.

Main duties of the job

The Neonatal Services are at Doncaster Royal Infirmary and Bassetlaw Hospitals. The Division is progressive and innovative, continually striving to improve services for children, young people and their families.

As a Band 5 Staff Nurse you will require RN/RN Child with evidence of professional development. Completion of the Neonatal Intensive Care Course is desirable but it is essential that you are willing to undertake this if not already qualified in speciality.

There are opportunities to undertake a range of professional and personal development activities.

About us

The Neonatal Unit at Doncaster has 3 ITU cots 3 HDU cots and 12 SC cots. It cares for babies from 27 weeks gestation

The Special Care Baby Unit at Bassetlaw has 8 Special Care cots and cares for babies from 32 weeks and above. Both units promote excellence in Neonatal Nursing Care and can be a very special and rewarding environment to work in.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • At all times request patient confidentiality and in particular, the confidentiality and in particular, the confidentiality of electronically/manually stored patient/personal data, in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.
  • Be aware of individual responsibilities and maintain a safe environment in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act. Identify and report immediately any untoward accident, incident or potential hazard.
  • Participate in Performance Development Appraisal.
  • Develop IT skills as required in line with Trust developments.
  • Attend all mandatory lectures and in service training as identified at Performance Development Appraisal.
  • Adhere to Trust and Divisional policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to reviewing and developing policies and procedures.
  • The prevention and control of infection is an integral part of the role of al health care personnel. Staff members, in conjunction with all relevant professionals will contribute to the prevention and control of infection through standard infection control policies and compliance with the Trusts infection control policies in order to ensure the highest quality of care to patients.
  • Participate in first line resolution of complaints in line with Trust policy.
  • Contribute to and change practice in response to corporate developments.
  • Undertake manual handling in accordance with Trust policies, appropriate to the working environment.

Care Group
  • Contribute to and change practice in response to Clinical Service Unit developments in practice.
  • Contribute and participate in the audit process.
  • Contribute to service development and modernisation activities at a Clinical Service Unit and Trust level

  • At all times to work in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct (2002). Ensure the nursing activities within the ward/unit reach the required professional standard.
  • Conform to Trust Drug Policies, report discrepancies immediately they are discovered.
  • Maintain registration in accordance with the NMC requirements

  • Maintain the highest standard of patient care at all times.
  • Utilise a variety of strategies to communicate effectively in a highly stressful environment with patients and those involved in their care. The post holder must also communicate effectively with staff in the Trust, in other organisations and with the general public. Utilise specialist communication skills where barriers to understand exist.
  • Complete necessary training for the scope of professional practice as appropriate to the clinical environment and managers expectations.
  • Respect privacy, dignity and diversity.
  • Be responsible for admission and discharge of babies, ensuring record keeping meets the Trust standard.
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care.
  • Take responsibility for a small group of staff/patients as appropriate to experience.
  • Take responsibility for a group of patient

Management and Leadership
  • Develop an understanding of the effective management of resources.
  • Participate in Trust wide initiatives.
  • Delegate and supervise duties to others as appropriate.
  • Participate in the Trusts Strategy for Nursing and Midwifery.
  • Respond to Care Group clinical emergencies.

Education and Development
  • Assist in the education and development of all learners and contribute towards the assessment of their progress.
  • Undertake continuous professional development activities.
  • Access professional support systems such as preceptorship/clinical supervision.
  • Continually develop skills, knowledge and experience in order to obtain a place on the Neonatal Intensive Care Course within an agreed timeframe.
  • Participate in induction

Person Specification



  • Previous post registration - caring for neonates in hospital



  • Neonatal Intensive Care Course (or willing to undertake within an agreed timeframe)
  • NMC Registration
  • RN/RN Child


  • Professional development post- registration
  • Able to supervise and teach students and healthcare assistants

Organisational Skills


  • Flexible with an ability to organise workload
  • Able to employ tact and patience when dealing with difficult situations. Caring manner with an understanding disposition.


  • Demonstrate up to date knowledge of policies
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to delegate work appropriately

Interpersonal Skills


  • Good verbal and written communication skills with multi-disciplinary team/client/relatives
  • Able to employ tact and patience when dealing with difficult situations. Caring manner with an understanding disposition
  • Interested and committed to caring for people from any type of cultural and environmental background or illness

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Armthorpe Road



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