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Band 5 Neonatal Staff Nurse

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
30 Apr 2024
UHB Neonatal Service: Where a passion and career come together!

If you fancy a new challenge or are looking to start your career in Neonates, then this may be the opportunity you've been searching for!

UHB are seeking enthusiastic Paediatric Nurses, Adult Nurses & Midwives to join their busy Neonatal service, we have a Level 3 unit at Heartlands and a Level 1 unit at Good Hope.

As a Neonatal Nurse at UHB you will work alongside our friendly, dynamic, talented team of professionals to deliver high quality, compassionate care to our local community and beyond. You will provide care for pre term and term infants who need medical or nursing care after birth.

On appointment you will join our Neonatal development programme, starting your career in Special Care. With support from our designated education team and highly skilled MDT you will be able to gain knowledge, skills and confidence with neonatal nursing and progress onto High Dependency care. To develop your career further you will be funded to complete an accredited Neonatal Critical Care course which will open future avenues for band 6 leadership roles.

This development post will suit you if you have a passion for providing care to infants and their families, you must be committed to fulfil the expectations of the role timescales for progression will be dependent on experience.

As a member of the nursing team you will be required to work across a 24 hour, 7 day week shift pattern.

Main duties of the job

As a band 5 Neonatal Nurse at UHB you will work alongside our friendly, dynamic, talented team of professionals to deliver high quality, compassionate care to our local community and beyond. You will provide care for pre term and term infants who need medical or nursing care after birth, they may need short term or long term periods of admission before being deemed fit for discharge.

You will be required to deliver individualised, holistic care to infants and families from a diverse population you must be skilled in communication so that you are able to fulfil this requirement effectively. You will be required to utilise your nursing skills to assess, monitor and prioritise care of the infant whilst working with the team to ensure care is delivered in an appropriate time scale.

You will need to identify and support families who may have safeguarding requirements and follow trust procedures to ensure appropriate professionals are involved. As an autonomous practitioner you will need to make decisions on patient care, record accurate information and adhere to your professional code at all times.

You must strive to provide a positive patient experience in a safe environment and actively promote family integrated care that respects and maintains dignity and human rights.

UHB nurses must be positive role models and deliver care in line with our trust values.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Registered Child / Adult Nurse or Midwife on the NMC Register
  • * Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC



  • Previous or recent experience of working in an acute secondary NHS care setting, can include student placements within the last 12 months
  • Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of on-going professional development/competence
  • Experience of working on your own and in a team in a health care environment delegating to others within a team / providing supervision
  • Willingness to become a practice supervisor / assessor to meet Nursing and Midwifery Council standards for student supervision and assessment
  • Understanding and knowledge of the NMC code of conduct
  • Understanding of preceptorship and work based learning and assimilation of skills and knowledge
  • Awareness of current relevant NHS policy context
  • Understanding / experience of the principles of safeguarding and Mental Capacity
  • Awareness of health and safety issues

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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