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Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
26 Apr 2024
The Paediatrics department at Ipswich Hospital is seeking to recruit an advanced nurse to join the energetic, hybrid medical and advanced nursing rotas, who currently cover General Paediatrics and Neonates in this busy medium sized DGH.

The post would suit a previously qualified ANNP/APNP looking to bring their prior experience at band 8a/8b to our Tier 2 rota. We are keen to recruit candidates from any area in child health, including general paediatrics, neonatal nursing, or the paediatric emergency department.

The department are seeking to ensure that there is sufficient resource within the Tier 2 rota to enable us to continually meet the BAPM staffing.

The department is passionate about advanced nursing, and development of the whole workforce. We are currently undertaking a multimillion pound rebuild of the children's unit. It is therefore an exciting time to join our department!

Applications from internal or external candidates will be welcomed.

Main duties of the job

  • Works as an ANNP within the statutes and guidelines governed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Comply with local, regional, and national guidelines and policies.
  • The ANNP will be an accountable and responsible professional, managing self, his/her own practice and that of others within an ethical and legal framework that ensures the primacy of the interest of neonates and their families.
  • Act as an ambassador for the department and the ANNP/ANNP team
  • Ensure that written nursing and medical documentation is clear, concise, contemporaneous, and chronological, and complies with NMC Standards of Record and Record Keeping
  • Act as an advocate on behalf of babies and families
  • Conveys the role of the ANNP to staff and parents.
  • Recognise when additional supervision is required and seek advice appropriately.
  • Freedom to act and make clinical decisions is guided by precedent and clearly defined policies, procedures, and codes of conduct in accordance with NMC regulations, Clinical and Staff Governance Framework and the EU Clinical Trials Directive

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are the largest NHS organisation in East Anglia, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • RSCN/RN Child/RM
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Course
  • Mentorship / teaching equivalent
  • Independent and Supplementary Prescribing course


  • MSc in Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Course



  • Strong evidence of professional development
  • Clear comprehension of current neonatal medical and nursing issues
  • Clear understanding of and a commitment to clinical governance and managing risk management
  • Knowledge of audit and research based nursing practice and application to practice
  • Knowledge of professional and NHS issues and policy relating to advanced practice
  • Evidence of contribution to service development and change



  • Considerable nursing at senior clinical level (Band 7/Band 8 level)
  • Demonstrable management experience
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Mentoring / supervision of other professionals
  • Experience of conducting performance appraisals
  • Proven Experience working with neonates on tier 1 rota as ANNP.


  • Participation in service development and implementation of change to improve the patient experience
  • Experience in teaching and assessing in clinical area
  • Experience of managing a budget

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Heath Road



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