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Neonatal Clinical & Research Nurse

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
3 Mar 2024
Our neonatal service consists of a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent. This unit provides care for babies and families from the local East Kent community but also from further afield via the Emergency Bed Service (EBS). We have 7 ITU cots, 4 HDU cots and 14 SC Cots. We care for babies of all gestations, requiring medical intensive care. We work closely with our colleagues throughout KSS Neonatal ODN. Our sister unit at The Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (QEQM) Hospital in Margate has 12 SC and 2 HDU cots and cares for babies above 32 weeks gestation. Whilst based at the William Harvey Hospital, this post will give the successful candidate the fantastic opportunity to work across both sites caring for patients with a variety of needs as cross site working is a Trust expectation.

We are currently seeking a skilled band 6 neonatal nurse for this new exciting and rewarding role that combines clinical and research work. Do you hold a neonatal intensive care qualification and a minimum of 1year post course experience? If so we would love to hear from you. We can offer you a rewarding, flexible and supportive role within our progressive neonatal service.

We would love to welcome you to our team!

Main duties of the job

Understanding the vital job that we do our Trust has made great investment in neonatal nursing. Our staffing is now near to BAPM compliance with 1:1 ratio for ITU 1:2 for HDU and 1:4 for SC and we are now compliant for ratios of Qualified in Specialty (QIS) nurses. With huge investment in the training of Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner this is an exciting time to join our Trust and influence the way neonatal services are provided to the population of East Kent.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with five hospitals 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



  • Registered Nurse Subpart 1 Adult or Children's Nurse, midwife on the NMC Register
  • Recognised neonatal qualification i.e. ENB 405 or equivalent


  • Qualification in practice learning and assessment
  • NLS

clinical skills and experience


  • Proven competence in clinical skills
  • Recent clinical experience in an acute Trust.
  • Minimum of 1years experience post complication of QIS training.
  • Evidence of ongoing personal and professional development
  • Experience of improving care.


  • Previous experience in Neonatal, Paediatric Nursing or Midwifery
  • Experience of working in a level 3 unit
  • Advanced skills
  • Surgical/cardiac experience
  • Experience of writing policies and guidelines



  • A commitment to preserve patient safety and minimise risk and harm for our patients, their families, visitors and our staff.
  • Evidence of positive feedback from patients/families and colleagues.
  • Understanding of own development and training needs


  • experience of using incident reporting systems
  • Research experience/audit experience/Teaching skills



  • Upholds and models the Trust values and standards as outlined in the NMC Code of Conduct.
  • Commitment to teamwork and support of others.
  • Motivation to learn and develop,


  • Counselling experience.



  • Good written and spoken English.
  • Willingness to travel between sites to meet the needs of the service.


  • Car driver

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


William Harvey Hospital

Kennington Road



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