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Neonatal Staff Nurse - Band 5

Barts Health NHS Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inc.
Closing date
28 Nov 2023
Are you an adult, children's or neonatal nurse, with at least one year's clinical experience, looking to diversify into or consolidate your neonatal intensive care nurse career?

We are recruiting for clinically experienced nurses to join our family-centred team.

The neonatal unit at Royal London hospital aims to provide a safe, high quality and family-centred environment, which meets the holistic needs of the neonate and families in our care.

It is a level 3 Tertiary unit providing care for babies born at 23 weeks and above. Cooling, ROP service and specialist surgeries for East London and South Essex for any gestation aged neonate are a few of the services we provide.

We have capacity for 37 cots comprising of 11 intensive care cots, 12 high dependency cots and 14 special care costs. There are also 6 transitional care bedrooms where parents can stay with their baby, which is known as 'rooming in,' before they are discharged home.

Main duties of the job

Our Central delivery suite manages approximately 5,000- 6,000 deliveries per year, with a 10-15 per cent admission rate. As a level 3 unit we also receive babies from other level 1 and level 2 units for medical and surgical escalation of care.

We have a dedicated education team comprising of two practice development facilitators and two clinical practice development facilitators.


In order to be short listed for this role, please provide a supporting statement detailing why you would like to work within neonatal nursing.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Neonatal Unit aims to provide quality, holistic care to babies in partnership with parents/carers in a family centred environment, recognising the childs developmental, physical, psychological,emotional, social needs. When it is in the childs best interests nursing care and support will be provided at home to minimise or prevent hospitalisation.

The post holder will have a host hospital but may be required, on occasion, to work in the other 2 Neonatal Units within Barts Health.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • Registered Nurse, Child Branch or RSCN or Midwife



  • Pre or post registration experience on a neonatal unit
  • Evidence of continued professional development.



  • Good level of skill in computer usage - able to use NHS data bases, input data and retrieve information.

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


The Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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