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Staff Nurse - Neonatal Unit

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year p.a inc HCA (Pro Rata for Part Time Hours)
Closing date
30 Apr 2024
Have you ever thought of a career in neonatal nursing?

Are you a paediatric nurse, adult nurse or midwife?Or maybe you already have some neonatal nursing experience and want to progress your career? We are looking for ambitious Staff Nurses to join the nursing team on the Neonatal Unit at the Evelina London Children's Hospital.

We are a large supportive neonatal team who take pride in the high standards of care that we deliver. Teamwork between all disciplines is paramount and this is clearly demonstrated in the positive outcomes of the infants that we care for. As part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Evelina London is there for children, young people and women from London to South East England and provides specialist care for families around the UK and across the world. Every year, the number of children and young people Evelina London cares for, in our hospitals and throughout our local community, continues to grow. We support families from pre-conception, before birth, throughout childhood and into adult life.

Right in the heart of vibrant London, we benefit from excellent transport links, we have staff working here from the local areas, spanning across London, and further afield into the home counties.

Closing: 26/04/2024 at Midnight

Interview: Week commencing 13/05/2024

Main duties of the job

We have fantastic opportunities for Band 5 neonatal nurses who are looking to broaden their clinical experience and develop their careers. We are a tertiary referral centre incorporating 20 NICU, 12 HDU and 14 special care cots. We provide an unrivalled breadth of experience, caring for babies with surgical, cardiac, neurological, renal and metabolic disorders as well as those born prematurely.

As specialist staff nurses you will enhance your experience whilst caring for our patient group who require various levels and complexities of care. You are able to join one of the specialist interest nursing groups which aid the quality of the service.

The post holder is responsible for assessment of care needs of patients, planningprogrammes of care, implementation and evaluation of these programmes without direct supervision.

The post holder will be a key member in relation to the development of practice on the ward. They will be working independently/autonomously and at times without direct supervision, accountable for their own professional actions. Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of services users, and always working in a manner that promotes dignity and human rights through the adoption of person centred care principles.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We run our own Qualified in Specialty (QIS) SCBU/HDU and NICU courses and can guarantee you a place within 6-12 months of starting on the unit.

At Evelina, we are reminded every day of how important life is, and how important it is to look after the health and wellbeing of our staff as they balance of responsibilities in and out of work. We are committed to supporting flexible working we want to support you to work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that's job share, part time or another flexible pattern. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

We are committed to supporting professional development, and have excellent training and educational offerings. Recognising that looking after babies, children and young people is incredibly rewarding, but can also bring challenge we offer amazing resources to help support our staff's emotional wellbeing and resilience.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description for full details of duties and responsibilities.

Clinical Duties
  • Responsible for carrying out clinical practice within designated clinical areas, ensuring that high quality, current evidence-based nursing assessment, care planning, implementation, interventions and evaluations for patients is provided from admission through to discharge.
  • Will be responsible for the application of knowledge across the range of work procedures and practices, underpinned by theoretical knowledge and practical experience.
  • To act as advocate for patients within the area, to ensure a patient orientated approach to the delivery of care and to meet standards within the NHS Plan and other relevant guidelines.
  • To ensure that patients receive high quality clinical care and a good patient experience, having regard for their customs, religious beliefs and doctrines.
  • Recognise and avoid situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the individuals.
  • Will advise on the promotion of health and the prevention of illness.
  • Recognise the significance of observations made, and use them to develop and initiate nursing assessments and devise a plan of care.
  • Carry out those activities necessary to conduct a comprehensive assessment of a persons nursing requirements.
  • Will ensure that all patients will have a discharge plan that is safe and appropriate for their needs.
  • Carry out nursing procedures and treatments, checking on and maintaining the highest possible standards.
  • Work alongside the multi-disciplinary team to ascertain treatments and advise on nursing priorities.
  • Take a clear and concise history from patients by assessing their health and well being and complete documentation ensuring that all entries are accurate and legible and that all information systems are maintained.
  • Undertake prescribed physical observations as follows: blood pressure, temperature, respirations, blood sugars, urinalysis, weight and height, and report exceptions appropriates.
  • Responsible for the correct administration of prescribed medication including transfusion of blood and blood products

Person Specification



  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care
  • Knowledge of Evidence Based Practice
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues.
  • Able to work as an effective team member
  • Able to prioritise & meet deadlines
  • Able to maintain clear and legible documentation
  • An understanding of Audit and Research Based Nursing Practice
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Basic Computer Skills including ability to use Microsoft Word and Electronic Patient Records (EPR)
  • Knowledge of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct
  • Knowledge of the individual's responsibility towards health & safety


  • IT Skills
  • Awareness of the structure and organisation of the NHS



  • Experience of working on own and in a team.
  • Previous experience in the relevant area
  • Experience of administering intravenous drug therapy


  • Previous experience in other nursing fields



  • RN1.RN2/RN12 or RN Child Registered Nurse on the NMC register
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Teaching and assessing qualification
  • Relevant qualifications required or course to area



  • The ability to undertake reflective thinking on own practice
  • Flexible and positive approach to work
  • Good attendance Record.
  • Able and willing to work flexible shift patterns, internal rotation to day and night duty and unsocial hours, according to service needs

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Neonatal Unit, Evelina London Children's Hospital

Westminster Bridge Road



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