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Senior Staff Nurse

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Full Time

Job Details




37.5 HOURS

Fixed Term 12 Months

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced registered neonatal nurse to join our Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse team on the Neonatal Unit. The post holder will be welcomed in to a substantial and supportive Neonatal team.

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic Neonatal Nurse who can provide clinical expertise in the delivery of specialist care to neonates and their families. You will need to demonstrate leadership within the team, with excellent communication skills and be able to provide a supportive culture for teamwork and learning.

Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust NICU is a well-established level 3 Tertiary unit within the Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal Network. The Neonatal Service comprises of 30 cots in total 5 Intensive Care, 7 High Dependency, 14 Special Care and 4 Transitional care providing a high quality service to the network and beyond. We are currently undergoing an expansion for another 5 IC/HD cots

We aim for clinical excellence and are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated applicants with experience in neonatal nursing. Applicants will be a Registered Nurse with a qualification within the Neonatal speciality and must hold a mentorship qualification.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be working clinically as a valued member of the nursing team. You will work in partnership with the Unit managers to provide highly skilled clinical practice, be a role model and provide leadership for a ward based team of qualified and non-qualified staff.

The post holder will be required to co-ordinate the Neonatal Unit on a daily basis and ensure a positive patient experience through the delivery of high standards of evidence based patient care.

The successful applicant will play a vital role within the team in both staff and service development. You will be expected to co-ordinate care on a daily basis. Participation in audits, benchmarking and undertaking some managerial responsibilities will also be a vital part to this role. Good communication and team building skills, and the ability to support and develop staff are essential.

In return, we have 2 dedicated Clinical Educators who provide an extensive induction package and is able discuss development opportunities that we offer and support in a wide range of clinical areas

About us

The Humber Health Partnership is one of the largest acute and community Partnership arrangements in the NHS, seeing well over one million patients every year and managing a budget of over �1.3 billion.

Made up of two Trusts - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) - our Partnership has significant ambitions and is committed to delivering world-class hospital and community services for the 1.65 million people we serve.

Together we employ nearly 20,000 staff. Our five main hospital sites are Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital, for NLAG and Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for HUTH.

As Teaching Hospitals working with the Hull York Medical School, we both lead and contribute to research in many areas - biomedical research, primary care, palliative medicine, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, cancer surgery and oncology.

We believe that by developing a diverse, inclusive, innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver excellent care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Partnership and our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • oRegistered Nurse - Child or Adult Branch or registered Midwife
  • oQualification in Speciality - Neonatology 405 or equivalent
  • oMentorship preparation programme or equivalent e.g. 997 / 998, or on live register of mentors
  • oEvidence of professional self-development


  • oEvidence of Leadership / people management skills
  • oIT Qualifications

Knowledge, Training & Experience


  • oSafeguarding children's training level 3.
  • oNewborn Life Support course certification
  • oIT skills
  • oAbility to teach & support others
  • oAwareness of research
  • oProven ability to co-ordinate and manage own workload appropriately.
  • oResponsive to change
  • oAbility to challenge complacency and unsafe practice
  • oOrganisation & management skills
  • oClinical expert in neonates


  • oAwareness of budgeting / resource management

Other requirements


  • oSubstantial experience within speciality


  • oExperience of leading a team
  • oExperience with / of benchmarking and audit.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills


  • oWell developed communication & interpersonal skills
  • oAbility to communicate effectively with the multidisciplinary team
  • oExcellent written documentation

Special Attributes & Other


  • Positive & Enthusiastic
  • Reliable
  • Resilient
  • Effective & Capable
  • Perceptive & sensitive
  • Good Role Model
  • Proactive
  • Motivated
  • Demonstrates ability to meet the Trust Values

Employer details

Employer name

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust



Anlaby Road



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