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Band 7 - Neonatal Ward Manager, Woodland Neonatal Unit

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 a year inc High Cost Area
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 7 Ward Manager - Woodland Neonatal Unit

An amazing job opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and committed ward manager to join the neonatal team on the Woodland Neonatal Unit, Watford.

We are seeking for a senior neonatal nurse to join our forward thinking, compassionate, family focused neonatal leadership team. To be successful in this role you will need to be a registered nurse (adult/child branch) with a post registration qualification in Neonatal Nursing and experience of excellence in leading all/part of a clinical team in practice.

The post requires someone who is highly motivated to make a difference and interested in being involved to develop the service further.

The successful candidate will have to show a commitment to patient safety, quality improvement and financial stability. You will be expected to use your expert clinical knowledge alongside your management and leadership skills to improve the working lives of staff and enhance patient experience.

If you have exceptional communication skills, a passion for service development and driving quality, committed to delivering excellent family integrated care in a supportive environment then we would love to hear from you!

*Previous applicants need not apply*

Main duties of the job

Our Neonatal Unit

The Woodland Neonatal Unit is a Local Neonatal Unit (LNU) within the East of England providing care for infants born from 27 weeks gestation. The unit is a 19 bedded unit with two intensive care, five high dependency and 12 special care cots. We also manage a dedicated six bedded transitional care unit within the postnatal ward and work collaboratively with the midwives on the postnatal ward.

The postholder will be working closely with the Neonatal Matron to ensure that the unit maintains the highest standard of care provision and promote best practice within the multidisciplinary team within the neonatal unit.

The postholder will also support the matron and the infant feeding lead to achieve BFI and BLISS accreditation.

About us

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are planned as part of the New Hospital Programme. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

The trust has recently gained 'teaching hospital' status which reflects the dedicated work of many teams and individuals who have set the standard for delivering high quality training, learning and education at all levels of the workforce.

We are a flexible working employer

At West Herts we recognise the importance of a good work life balance and the ability to work flexibly. We are delighted to offer a variety of flexible working options for all staff. Please check out our web page for more information.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities. If you need help, please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The neonatal unit has secured funding for a unit redevelopment which will transform and improve the patient experience, the quality and safety of our care and achieve the best possible outcome for our mothers and babies.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Trust and the Neonatal team and be a part of turning our vision into your everyday practice.

Person Specification

Your application will be scored against the JD/ Person Specification


  • Score 0 - does not meet the person specification 1 - reserved meets some person specification requirements 2 - Meets all person specification requirements

Employer details

Employer name

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Watford General Hospital


WD18 0HB

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