Senior Advanced Neonatal Practitioner

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£50,952 to £68,525 a year pro rata (role is Band 8a or 8b dependant on experience)
Closing date
8 Jan 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to expand our friendly team of 6 ANNPs with an additional 3 currently in training. The neonatal service is a busy Local Neonatal Unit with a split Neonatal on call consultant rota. The ANNPs work on a rota in parallel to the tier 1 ST Paediatric doctors and a separate middle grade medical rota.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a candidate who can bring the following skills and expertise:

An experienced ANNP who works as an integrated member of the neonatal multidisciplinary team, using an evidence-based approach together with advanced clinical skills on the tier 2 medical rota

Makes judgements involving complex facts, requiring analysis and interpretation to monitor and evaluate outcomes in patient-centred care

Manages and leads complex situations in the absence of senior medical cover

An independent/supplementary prescriber

Supervises and facilitates multidisciplinary education for all members of the neonatal team

Demonstrates clinical nurse leadership and acts in a Senior role for the Trust, network and at a regional and national level

Develops strategies to ensure that standards for neonatal critical care are established and benchmarked

Introduces change in service delivery across the whole spectrum of care for the neonatal population, encompassing primary care and public health

About us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of �380 million and 750 beds

We work with health and social care organisations including NHS Kernow and NHS England to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000 which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually developing clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career

Job description

Job responsibilities

The practitioner will contribute to nurse leadership within the Directorate and the wider trust to foster innovation, both clinically and organisationally. Additionally, to provide advice and consultancy to professionals within the organisation and from other agencies, both locally and nationally. This advanced role will provide the post holder with the opportunity to participate in the clinical management of patients requiring Neonatal Care at all levels, in a role traditionally undertaken by Junior Doctors.

Please see attached job description for further details.

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse /midwife with neonatal qualification
  • AI9 or BSc Neonatal Studies
  • Relevant management and leadership certification
  • Non-Medical Prescriber
  • Recognised teaching/mentorship in clinical practice qualification


  • MSc in related subject or equivalent academic experience with commitment and ability to continue study to Doctorate level



  • Experienced ANNP
  • A record of innovation and the implementation of improvements in practice
  • Evidence of successfully leading a multi-professional team

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospital



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