Registered Nurse - SCBU - Huntingdon

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
There has never been a better time to join our Trust than now! We run three busy hospital sites at Peterborough, Huntingdon and Stamford and provide outpatient services in two community hospitals in Ely and Doddington. Our 6,000 staff serve a growing population of 750,000 across North Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

SCBU is part of North West Anglia Foundation Trust and part of the East of England Neonatal Network. We are designated a Special Care Unit with a 10 cot capacity (IC stabilization cot, 2 HD cots and 8 Special Care Cots).

*** We also offer a welcome payment of �1000 to new joiners ***

Main duties of the job

We are looking for passionate Band 5 nurses who are either Registered adult nurses or Registered children's nurses to work on SCBU.

If you are looking for a challenging role where you can make a difference then come and be part of our exceptional nursing team.

We have a good in house training program and we are dedicated to continually developing the knowledge and skills of our nurses. You will have the opportunity to work and learn in a child focused environment. We will offer you the support of a committed team to advance your skills with access to development opportunities both internally and with our excellent links to local universities.

We are looking for Band 5 nurses with or without Neonatal experience and we can provide support for both with a Neonatal induction Programme.

***If you are an overseas candidate, you must have passed your IELTS and must have an live NMC registration as a Children's nurse in order to apply***

About us

Our teams work hard to be flexible and promote a health work/home life balance and so agile working options are automatically considered for all roles within the Trust. Talk to the Recruiting Manager about what this means in practice for you.

Your package with us includes a lot more than just your pay and here area few of the additional benefits that are available to you as an employee:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement, starting at 27 days a year (for full time workers) plus bank/public holidays
  • Free staff car parking on all our hospital sites during this financial year
  • In-house Physiotherapy Services
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Emotional Wellbeing Service covering a range of online support, access to mobile apps and 24/7 counselling services
  • Subsidised meals at our hospital restaurants
  • Access to exclusive discounts, cashback and vouchers via NHS Discounts and Blue Light Card

If you share our values and vision and are passionate about working with people on what matters to them, you could be a real asset to Team North West Anglia

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a team, we are committed to recruiting staff who uphold our values and can deliver excellent care putting babies and their families at the heart of everything we do, with an emphasis on working in partnership with the families to provide the best possible experience and outcomes.

We are excited at the prospect of supporting motivated individuals to help lead, develop and influence our service.

Please see Job Description for further information

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse (Adult or Child Branch)
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development and its application.


  • ENB 997/ 998 or Mentorship module or equivalent
  • Qualified in Speciality (neonates), ENB 405 or equivalent
  • Ability to mentor/coach students
  • Evidence of Neonatal Advanced Resuscitation training (NLS)



  • Nursing skills and knowledge which can be transferred to provide a high standard of care in SCBU clinical area.
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of neonatal nursing
  • Experience of Family Centred Care in SCBU or NICU


  • Experience of shift management



  • Acquired knowledge of NMC Code Of conduct
  • Acquired knowledge of Quality issues and Clinical Governance
  • Acquired knowledge and understanding of Child Protection and Safeguarding agenda
  • Acquired knowledge of importance of communication skills within Multidisciplinary team and with families


  • Knowledge of professional issues within Trust and NHS

Key Skills


  • Ability to prioritise own workload and work as part of a team
  • Ability to develop IT skills required
  • Ability to develop in line with dimensions of KSF outline
  • Demonstrates understanding of safeguarding issues
  • Appreciates the significance of safeguarding and interprets this accurately for all individual children
  • Can demonstrate how s/he has promoted 'best practice'


  • Seeks and uses professional support appropriately

Emotional awareness


  • Demonstrates empathy for the concerns of others
  • oIn highly stressful situations keeps own feelings in check, takes constructive action and calms others down.



  • Awareness and respect for colleagues, patients and relatives cultural, religious and emotional needs and beliefs

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.

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

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Hinchingbrooke Park


PE29 6NT

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