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Neonatal Sister/ Charge Nurse

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
25 Nov 2023
Full and Part-time opportunities

Swindon is spearheading the award winning PERIPrem (Perinatal Excellence to Reduce Injury in Premature Birth) quality improvement project, not just in the region but also nationally.

If you want to be part of this exciting Perinatal team, we have fantastic opportunities to join us as Band 6 Neonatal Nurses.

Main duties of the job

Numerous professional development opportunities exist for our Neonatal Nurses to develop skills in leadership in areas such as quality improvement, research, outreach, dedicated transitional care , family integrated care, BFI, fetal medicine, palliative care/bereavement, education and training (we run 4 NLS courses a year in Swindon) and risk and governance.

We have lots of career progression opportunities within the unit such as Practice Development, Practice Educator, Clinical Governance, ANNP Training, Infant Feeding Specialist.

About us

We are a local neonatal unit(LNU) within the south west ODN. We have 5000 deliveries per year with approximately 10% born prematurely.

We are part of the Maternity and Neonatal services umbrella and have a very close multidisciplinary working ethos with our midwifery and obstetric team.

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are. Service We will put our patients firstTeamwork We will work togetherAmbition We will aspire to provide the best serviceRespect We will act with integrity

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking to recruit Neonatal Nurses who are enthusiastic, forward thinking, compassionate and caring to complement our ever-expanding innovative team.

Band 6 sisters run the unit on a day to day basis as a supernumerary shift coordinator. They are responsible for leading the nursing team ensuring the babies and their parents are at the center of everything we do . They uphold standards and are a role model to ensure quality of care is delivered to babies across the multidisciplinary team.

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent training and experience (RCN / Diploma in Child Health or RGN)
  • FLAP or equivalent.
  • Qualified in Speciality
  • NALS


  • Level 3 safeguarding children



  • Continuing experience of mentorship within a neonatal setting.
  • Competent in all aspects for neonatal care from special care to intensive care.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a neonatal unit


  • Participation in audit and research
  • Management experience.

Employer details

Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Great Western Hospital

Marlborough Road



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