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Registered Nurse/Midwife in Neonatal Intensive Care

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023
If you are a Registered Children's or Adult Nurse or a Registered Midwife who wants to specialize in the care of sick preterm babies and their families then why not join us at our family friendly Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at The William Harvey Hospital at Ashford in Kent. Our Unit provides care for babies and families from the local community and has 7 Intensive Care Cots, 5 High Dependency Cots and 12 Special Care cots. Our sister unit at the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate is our closest Level 1 unit providing Special Care and there are opportunities to work across both sites although this post is primarily based in the Intensive Care Unit.

Main duties of the job

East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust has recently invested in Neonatal Staffing to enable us to move towards achieving BAPM standards of nurse: baby rations and ratios of Qualified in Speciality nurses. This has resulted in additional posts being available on both sites and the introduction of nursery nurses to the unit.

Our Practice Educator and Clinical Skills Facilitator will support you with a bespoke induction package (working alongside Preceptorship if appropriate). We have a designated Neonatal Clinical Technologist who assists the Practice Education team with training.

You will be supported in all areas of the unit with a plan to undertake the Neonatal Intensive Care Course within a year to provide you with the much sought after Specialist Qualification in Neonatal Nursing.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people. Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'. We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in Documents to download.

If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below.

Person Specification



  • Recent clinical experience in an acute Trust


  • Previous experience in Neonatal or Paediatric Nursing
  • Evidence of facilitating learning in practice
  • Evidence of ongoing personal and professional development
  • Completion of Preceptorship



  • Good written and spoken English
  • Ability to be an effective team member
  • Proven competence in clinical skills
  • Basic IT skills



  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues
  • Understanding of own development and training needs
  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical governance



  • Registered Nurse Subpart 1 Adult or Children's Nurse, midwife on the NMC Register


  • Recognised neonatal qualification i.e. ENB 405
  • Qualification in practice learning and assessment
  • Neonatal Life Support

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


William Harvey Hospital

Kennington Road


TN24 0LZ

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