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Registered Nurse - NICU

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Paediatric nurse, Neonatal nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The NNUH is in the heart of East Anglia. Norwich is one of the most vibrant and attractive cities in Europe. It is the perfect location to enjoy the contrasts of one of England's most picturesque counties - from glorious open countryside and traditional villages to the unspoilt tranquillity of the Norfolk Broads with the contrast of the vibrant historic city of Norwich. Norwich with its magnificent cathedral and cobbled streets, is ranked in the Top 10 shopping cities in the UK as well as being popular for the arts, culture, music, nightlife, and tourism.

Are you enthusiastic, compassionate, and self-motivated? Do you want to develop your skills and knowledge in our busy and ever-expanding dynamic team working within our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit?

Do you uphold the Trust's PRIDE values? Then this post could be just what you are looking for.

Full time: 37.5 and part time hours available

Interview date: 15th May 2024

Main duties of the job

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 5 Nurse to join our team on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. We are a regional level 3 intensive care unit with 42 cots, caring for the smallest and sickest babies across East Anglia. As part of our multidisciplinary team, you will be involved and supported in providing a high standard of family centered care to the smallest patients within the hospital. In this unique clinical area, we offer a full induction program. This is led by our dedicated practice development team and will incorporate least 6 weeks supernumerary time, working alongside our experienced team members. As a member of the NICU nursing team it is expected that you will undertake further training to gain the qualification of being 'Qualified in Specialty' which will be fully supported by the unit.

If you share our passion for providing the best possible care for our babies and their families when they need it the most and want to work in a team which consistently strives to provide every patient with the care we want for those we love most, we would like to hear from you.

To support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected to function as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's 'PRIDE' values of People focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence and demonstrate behaviours that support and encourage an inclusive culture.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Ensure practice is in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and work within limits of competence.
  • To have successfully completed the Trusts preceptorship programme.
  • Maintain a high standard of nursing care applying evidence-based practice.
  • Carry out assessment, planning, delivery, and evaluation of nursing care without supervision.
  • Carry out the daily personal care of patients.Maintain accurate records of all care given.
  • Maintain accurate records of all care given.
Management and Leadership
  • To manage the ward/department environment and staffing in the absence of a senior member of staff.
  • To take responsibility for bed management in the absence of a more senior member of staff.
  • Effectively assess and delegate workload according to staff competencies in order to meet patient needs.
  • To assist in leading and monitoring the performance and work of the nursing team and support workers.
  • To act as a professional role model and provide leadership to junior members of staff.
  • To support and direct the voluntary workforce in the clinical area.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC Register


  • Post registration qualification relevant to the clinical area



  • Knowledge/experience of relevant speciality
  • Recent experience of nursing in an acute hospital environment
  • Experience of managing / leading a team and co-ordinating workload



  • Competency in clinical skills including enhanced practice relevant to the level of experience and clinical area

Attitude & Aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Colney Lane



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