Staff Nurse, Neonatal Unit

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
5 Jun 2023
Job overview

Various Hours Part time / Full Time will be considered.

We strongly recommend informal visits to the unit.

Are you a dedicated and passionate qualified nurse. Are you looking for a challenging career move where you can make a difference? Then you might want to consider joining our exceptional team here at University Hospitals Leicester, where we provide 44 cots for sick premature (22 weeks gestation plus) and term new-born infants who require both surgical and medical intervention.

Main duties of the job

We are now looking to start expanding our team. There are plans to open a brand new maternity hospital in the future.

Attractive opportunities are available for highly motivated registered nurses and midwives to join our forward thinking, compassionate, family focused Neonatal Service.

Staff wellbeing is at the heart of our service and we encourage and support both personal and professional development through education and training opportunities.

This post involves cross site working as our service is currently based across 2 sites the Leicester Royal Infirmary and the Leicester General Hospital.

Our level 3 unit at Leicester Royal Infirmary currently has capacity for 44 cots split between Intensive Care, High Dependency and Special Care. Our level 1 unit at Leicester General Hospital currently has 12 special care cots. We are also proud to host a neonatal transport team, a network wide home-care team, a virtual transitional care service and an active, bespoke neonatal research team. So wherever your neonatal passion lies, we have the place for you to work and the opportunities for you to develop and progress!

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, and Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:

We focus on what matters most
  • We treat others how we would like to be treated
  • We are passionate and creative in our work
  • We do what we say we are going to do
  • We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Perform comprehensive assessments of patient nursing needs, plan, implement and evaluate care delivery according to changing health care needs.
  • Take responsibility for the care needs of individual allocated patients.
  • Co-ordinate, organise and prioritise the allocated workload.
  • Recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency
  • Provide advice, education, support and information to parents and other family members / carers as required and involve them in the planning and delivery of care.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with parents and other family members / carers.
  • Communicate with team members to receive and provide reports on the progress of patients throughout each shift.
  • Facilitate effective communication and liaison with other disciplines as necessary to meet the needs of patients, especially relating to ongoing care needs and discharge arrangements.
  • Ensure that fully accurate, complete and contemporaneous nursing records are written and maintained for each patient in accordance with agreed policy.
  • Ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times and information relating to patient / users and personnel is used only in connection with authorised duties
  • Use health related information only for the purposes of what it is intended for and in accordance with the Data Protection act.
  • Continually monitor standards of nursing care and contribute to improvement of care, through benchmarking, audit and research. Following appropriate training, take responsibility for the safe transfer of babies within the hospital, for example to and from delivery suite, operating theatres and imaging. Demonstrate competency in the safe use of transport equipment.

Person Specification



  • RN Child / Adult branch / midwife


  • Neonatal experience o Evidence of Continuing Professional development or evidence of reflective profile



  • Good listening and communication skills


  • Able to work independently and within a team

Clinical Skills & Knowledge


  • Good basic understanding of the importance of delivering high quality nursing care.


  • Able to identify own learning needs and limitations.

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

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester Royal Infirmary

Infirmary Square Leicester



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