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Staff Nurse -Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 Per Annum (Pro Rata for Part Time)
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

Job Details

Are you a Registered Nurse looking for an exciting challenge?

We are excited to be able to offer vacancies for Band 5 Nurses to join our highly regarded team at Basildon Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit.

The NICU at Basildon moved last year to a brand new unit. Our new unit is bright, spacious and welcoming. It is superbly equipped and resourced to care for sick and premature babies born at the hospital and in the local area, and also provides excellent facilities for parents and carers. The team are very proud of our new Elsdon NICU.

The role will give you the privileged position to be able to make a difference in the lives of precious new born babies and their families.

You will have supervised time within the unit to gain the experience you need to care for the babies and you will work through competencies in Special Care and High Dependency that will give you the background to undertake the Neonatal Course, to enable you to care for babies requiring the highest level of support in Intensive Care.

Basildon Hospital is part of Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust and part of the East of England Operational Delivery Network, the three NICUs in the MSE are forging strong working relationships sharing knowledge and experience and providing excellent care.

Previous candidates need not apply

Main duties of the job

  • Work within, and support the team and senior management to meet the needs of the service.
  • Provide highly skilled, evidence based individualised care for Special Care Infants and their families.
  • With appropriate support/training/competence provide highly skilled, evidence-based individualised care for Intensive and High Dependency Care Infants..
  • Initiate, evaluate and maintain a high standard of care, ensuring it is evidence based and compliant with best practice recommendations and local/national policies and guidelines for neonatal care.
  • Ensure that care is family centered, sensitive and responsive to the needs of the infant and their family. Work in partnership with the family to deliver this care.
  • Evaluate and respond appropriately to changes in patient needs, escalating all concerns appropriately and in a timely manner.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest trusts in the country, serving a population of 1.2 million people. Our newly formed Trust, comprising acute hospital sites at Broomfield in Chelmsford, Basildon and Southend, is determined to provide the best health services for its local population. We are a well-led, high-performing and innovative organisation working in the best interests of the people we serve.

With a workforce of approximately 15,000 staff, we can now do more and go further in delivering health services to our local communities.

Our ambition is to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients, and provide a vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details, please refer to the attached job description/personal specification.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification



  • NMC

Clinical experience


  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary environment


  • NICU / ITU / Paediatric experience

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust





SS16 5NL

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