Registered Nurse - Neonatal Unit

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata, per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023
Are you a motivated and cooperative team member looking for a new opportunity in a dynamic and highly specialised environment?

Framlingham Neonatal Unit is looking for a confident and professional registered nurse to join our multidisciplinary team providing special, high dependency and intensive care services to new-borns based at Ipswich Hospital. Although predominately based at Ipswich you may be asked to work at Colchester to maintain patient care.

The Neonatal unit is an 18 cotted unit (2 Intensive Care, 3 High Dependency & 13 Special Care) is classed as a level 2, Local Neonatal Unit sitting within the East of England Network.

Our unit sits in a unique position, coordinating with both the maternity and paediatric departments of Ipswich Hospital to present an efficient and complete child health service. With this responsibility comes the need for adaptability in the face of highly individualised care needs, and the capability to also support babies' parents and families through integrated care.

You will join a close and supportive team of dedicated professionals striving towards the optimum in patient care and the values of our trust. This role will allow for the continued development of your own specialised skills, with opportunities for further training and career progression, as well as the chance to nurture the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide high quality, individualised nursing care to babies and their parents/carers through working as an effective member of the inter-disciplinary team
  • Responsible for the assessment of care needs, implementation and evaluation and performing all relevant forms of care with or without direct supervision as appropriate
  • To demonstrate procedures to new staff, junior staff and students
  • To have an awareness of safeguarding children issues and appropriate reporting procedures
  • Responsible for maintaining professional knowledge and skills thereby making an effective contribution to the standards of the ward team in accordance with the departmental philosophies

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital & community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester & Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of almost 12,000 amazing colleagues providing care to approximately a million people.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (if applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a range of services including mental health support. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is thatTime Mattersto everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

Find out about living and working with us -

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Organise, prioritise and manage the care for a defined group of patients.
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual programmes of care for babies in partnership with parents/carers
  • Undertake tasks as delegated by the Ward Sister
  • Responsible for complying with Trust Infection Prevention and Control policies/clinical guidelines

For full details please see attached job description and person specification

Person Specification



  • Post registration


  • Previous Neonatal Experience



  • RN or RN child or RM
  • Evidence of continuing professional development through portfolio


  • Professional development modules for neonates
  • Preparation for mentorship



  • Knowledge and understanding of evidence based practice, clinical effectiveness and clinical governance
  • Knowledge of current issues within health and nursing
  • Knowledge and understanding of developing and promoting Neonatal Services
  • Understanding of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and other relevant documents


  • Experience of undertaking research / audit



  • Ability to work on own initiative and as an effective team membe
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Good interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Assertive
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • IT Skills


  • Use of Badgernet
  • Use of Lorenzo

Quality of supporting info


  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Poor

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich Hospital



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