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Neonatal Senior Sister

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
1 May 2024

Job Details

Ready to be part of something extraordinary? Where the smallest steps for our patients and their families can be their biggest moments. Where we celebrate our team, who provide unprecedented levels of care and compassion every single day. Portsmouth Hospitals NICU team currently have positions available for an experienced neonatal nurse to join our Band 7 Senior Sister team. Working together to provide comprehensive, individualised care and support to our babies and their families. As one of the top level 3 neonatal units in the country, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Queen Alexandra Hospital has developed an excellent reputation for the delivery of high-quality nursing and medical care, education, and research. We are proud to be Platinum BLISS accredited, and to have achieved stage one of the Baby Friendly Initiative.

Main duties of the job

NICU is a busy tertiary neonatal Unit with 14 intensive care cots, 4 high dependency cots and 13 special care. We undertake some of the most complex and pioneering medical care, including Total Body Cooling, HFOV, Nitric Oxide Therapy and Laser ROP Surgery. We work tirelessly to deliver exceptional levels of care, which are realised in the outstanding outcomes we achieve for our babies. As a busy intensive care environment, the work is challenging both professionally and personally, but the satisfaction of making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the infants and families in your care is significant. As a team, we have a clear vision for our future, to ensure we offer all staff the best opportunities within their career. We are lifelong learners, and we are here to support and encourage you to expand your experience and knowledge of neonatal care. We know that the secret to our success is through investment in our team, and so in return for your commitment and enthusiasm, we promise you: Fully supported Induction and Orientation programme tailored to your needs. Supportive career development, including opportunities to experience rotations across our service, including neonatal outreach, retrieval and training and education. Access to MSc, postgraduate pathways and continuing professional development at Southampton and Portsmouth Universities Advanced Leadership and Management training programmes with coaching support. A focus on staff wellbeing and emotional sup

About us

Here at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, we are proud to provide expert, compassionate care for our local population. We are ranked as the third in the country for research, embedding education and training across the organisation. Our main hub is the Queen Alexandra Hospital, which is one of the largest hospitals on the south coast employing over 8,700 staff. Our patients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our hospital stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for getting it right for patients, colleagues, and our community, you will find a home at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Summary: Lead and co-ordinate the nursing team, taking continuing responsibility on a 24 hours basis for the management and organisation of the clinical area. Through effective leadership ensure the clinical team delivers a safe, effective, responsive, caring and well-led service where compassion is embedded and a positive patient experience is achieved. Provide strong professional clinical and managerial leadership to nursing and act as a professional role model. A highly skilled clinical expert with specialized knowledge in caring for patients and their carers

Person Specification



  • Current RN +/- RN, registration with NMC and any other relevant post registration qualifications.
  • BSc Degree in relevant fiel
  • Post Reg. qualifications for specialty area (QIS)
  • Leadership development programme


  • Masters degree and evidence of working towards



  • Significant demonstrable experience within specialty in a level 3 NICU at a senior level with evidence of professional development.
  • Teaching qualification /experience and mentorship course
  • Evidence of team leadership and change management with relevant management/leadership course
  • Managing resources and contributing to departmental budget
  • Evidence of developing policy, guidelines and managing resources

Employer details

Employer name

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust


Southwick Hill



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