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Neonatal Staff Nurse - Bank

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
24 Sep 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, passionate, enthusiastic and caring neonatal nurse to become part of the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. CDDFT provides care for babies and their families, at both the University Hospital of North Durham and Darlington Memorial Hospital, in dedicated neonatal units that work closely with the Midwifery and Paediatric departments. With 12 cots at UHND and 8 cots at DMH, we provide care for babies and their families from 30 weeks gestation, but also provide stabilistion for critically ill babies prior to retrieval by the regional transport team. Both sites have a well developed transitional care service that is primarily supported by baby support workers which enables babies and their mothers to stay together when requiring additional support.

We are currently looking for a nurse, who can work effectively within our team of dedicated neonatal nurses. You should possess an RNC, RSCN, RN or RM qualification and the Neonatal QIS qualification essential.

Applicants without the QIS qualification will not be considered through this application.

Main duties of the job

We are delighted to advertise the Neonatal Staff Nurse post within County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. This is an exciting opportunity for dynamic and experienced QIS qualified neonatal nurses to join our the team of experinced neonatal nurses. The postholder will form part of the neonatal team and care for special care and high dependency babies. They will plan the care of the babies, promoting family integrated care and be able to provide a supportive environment for the families within the neonatal service. The appointed nurse will be able to attend emergency situations in the maternity department, as well as the emergency department, of the hospital and be part of the team able to stabilise and care for a preterm, and or sick neonate. They should be able to work autonomously, under the support of the band 6 nurse on duty.

About us

If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager

You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks

We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

We are unable to offer sponsorship for roles that do not require a professional registration, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities


Working as a neonatal nurse caring for the neonates on the unit and their families. As a neonatal nurse, able to plan the care of the neonate, and delivery all aspects of care. To be trained in speciality and able to provide nasogastric tube feeding, able to perform neonatal procedures. The ability to care for high dependence, intensive care and special care babies. Communication is a vital part of neonatal care, to ensure the family are involved in all aspects of care and that the nurse can teach the parent s to enable them to actively involved in their babies care.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and able support the medical team in their role. The neonatal nurse is able to work in each neontal unit, ensuring awareness of all emergency equipment for the department

The neonatal nurse will have a teaching role, to junior members of the team and also to the junior medical staff

Person Specification

Special Skills & Knowledge


  • An understanding and knowledge of common birth problems and subsequent management
  • Sound knowledge of national and local networks / guidelines
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Experience of developing and delivering training / education to staff
  • IT skills
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Committed to professional and personal development
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills


  • Keen to develop themselves and others, open to new ideas and willing to share their experiences with others



  • Diploma in Nursing Studies or Health related subject.
  • Post graduate certificate in neonatal nursing (QIS/405).
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development.


  • Degree in Nursing or health related subject.
  • NLS/APLS/EPLS or equivalent.
  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification.



  • Nursing experience post QIS training
  • Proven ability to work effectively independently and within a team
  • Approachable and able to build relationships with a wide variety of colleagues

Statutory Registration


  • Current NMC Registered Nurse - Adult or Child Branch

Special Requirements


  • Able to travel across Trust sites to meet the requirements of the post

Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust


University Hospital Of North Durham

North Road



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