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Neonatal Unit Manager

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Neonatal Unit Manager (Band 7)

We have an exciting opportunity for a forward thinking, motivated, enthusiastic, patient focused Nurse manager, required for the Somerset Neonatal Intensive Care Unit based at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton part of Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.

Applicants should be positively driven to promote outstanding family centred care and willing to strive for the highest clinical standards while leading a multi disciplinary team.

You must be able to take operational lead of the Unit whilst supporting junior team members and providing a high level of clinical expertise.

The successful candidate will have to show a commitment to patient safety, quality improvement and financial stability. You will be expected to use your expert clinical knowledge alongside your management and leadership skills to improve the working lives of staff and enhance patient experience.

If you have exceptional communication skills, a passion for service development and driving quality, committed to delivering excellent family integrated care in a supportive environment then we would love to hear from you!

Please click the link below for a virtual tour of our department,

Main duties of the job

You must be a registered nurse at Band 6 with a minimum of 2 years post QIS experience in an acute neonatal setting.

With excellent communication skills, the ability to prioritise and manage a patient caseload and enjoy the challenge of such an exciting opportunity.

Whilst we can provide learning opportunities to support the candidate within the role, enhanced clinical skills are required for the clinical element of your role.

If you share our aspiration for providing the best possible care to babies and their families and would like to work within a friendly and compassionate team, you could be just the leader we are looking for....

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

Would you like to work in one of the most desirable places within the UK?

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Your main responsibility will be the operational running and management of the Neonatal Service.

For full details on the role please refer to the attached Job Description, we welcome informal discussions or visits to the Unit can be arranged, please contact Sue on 01823 342517

Person Specification

Qualifications, Knowlege & Experience


  • Registered RN, RGN, RSCN
  • Qualification in Speciality
  • Sound understanding of National neonatal agendas
  • Management course


  • Leadership abilities
  • Relevant proven expertise working at the Band 6 nursing level



  • Current permit to work in the UK

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Musgrove Park Hospital

Parkfield Drive



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