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Senior Staff Nurse - Neonatal Unit

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year p.a. inc HCA (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
21 May 2024

Job Details

Take your Neonatal Nursing career to the next level.

We are looking for ambitious senior staff nurses to join the nursing team on the Neonatal Unit at the Evelina London Children's Hospital.

We are a large supportive neonatal team who take pride in the high standards of care that we deliver and this is clearly demonstrated in the positive outcomes of the infants that we care for.

We are one of the biggest and busiest neonatal units in the country and can offer a wealth of experience to enhance your career as a neonatal nurse.

Every year, the number of children and young people Evelina London cares for, in our hospitals and throughout our local community, continues to grow. We support families from pre-conception, before birth, throughout childhood and into adult life.

We strive to recruit and retain staff who are motivated to develop and learn with us as we continually strive to ensure that our services are of the highest quality, safe, and focused on women, children and their families.

This advert is open to all applicants with an active Nursing and Midwifery Council Personal Identification number (PIN) .

If you have a PRN number only please do not apply for this post. You can contact Capital Nurse or Capital Midwife ( ) to find out details on how to apply for International Nurse or Midwifery jobs

Closing date: 19th May 2024 at Midnight

Interview date: week commencing 27th May 2024

Main duties of the job

We have fantastic opportunities for experienced neonatal nurses who are looking to develop their careers. We are a tertiary referral centre incorporating 20 NICU, 12 HDU and 14 special care cots. We provide an unrivalled breadth of experience, caring for babies with surgical, cardiac, neurological, renal and metabolic disorders as well as those born prematurely.

We provide excellent development opportunities for Band 6 Neonatal Nurses. In addition we have a structured Band 6 Management Program were we encourage and provide support for experienced Band 6 nurses to develop their leadership skills in taking charge of each of the clinical areas, and prepare them for the challenge of the next step in their career.

The post holder is responsible for assessment of care needs of patients, planning programmes of care, implementation and evaluation of these programmes without direct supervision.

The post holder will be a key member in relation to the development of practice on the ward. They will be working independently/autonomously and at times without direct supervision, accountable for their own professional actions. Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of services users, and always working in a manner that promotes dignity and human rights through the adoption of person centred care principles.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

At Evelina, we are reminded every day of how important life is, and how important it is to look after the health and wellbeing of our staff as they balance of responsibilities in and out of work. We are committed to supporting flexible working we want to support you to work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you.

Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that's job share, part time or another flexible pattern. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical and Patient Care
  • Independently manage a group of patients within the specialty whilst working as part of the multidisciplinary team, delivering individualised and personalised direct patient care
  • Demonstrate appropriate practice and specialist advice in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care. This includes history taking, physical examination and the requesting of agreed diagnostic procedures/clinical investigations.
  • Responsible for the correct administration of prescribed medication including transfusion of blood and blood products
  • Be responsible for assessing and recognising emergencies in the speciality. To interpret information and take appropriate action and to lead others to do the same.
  • Act as an advocate for patients within the department, to ensure a patient orientated approach to the delivery of care and to meet standards within the NHS Plan and other relevant guidelines.
  • Ensure that patients receive high quality clinical care and a good patient experience, having regard for their customs, religious beliefs and doctrines.
  • Recognise and avoid situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the individuals.
  • To provide leadership, support and guidance to staff in monitoring the planning delivery and evaluation of individualised care.
  • Is wholly accountable for his / her practice in line with the NMC code of professional conduct and takes every reasonable opportunity to sustain and improve his / her knowledge and professional competence.
  • Ensure safe and effective care for complex patients requiring advance clinical skills and responsible for carrying out specialist nursing procedures to area.
  • Ensure that sensitive patient records are stored appropriately.
  • Ensures the cultural and spiritual needs of patients are recognised and accommodated within resources available.
  • Support and enable patients and carers to make informed decisions relating to their treatment and management.
  • Participate in case conferences in relation to the management of patients, ensuring the coordination of ongoing care.
  • Ensure staff take precautions to minimise the risk of cross infection in relation to the safe disposal of body fluids (including blood).
  • A key member of the multidisciplinary team in supporting patients and their carers during the delivery of bad news such as caring for the terminally ill patients and the event of death.

Please see attached Job Description for details of duties and responsibilities.

Person Specification

Professional/ Statutory Registration


  • RN1/ RN2/ RN12 or RN Child Registered Nurse on the NMC register. To hold the appropriate level for the area of speciality.



  • BSc/ 1st degree (health related) or equivalent, qualification/training and experience.
  • Evidence of professional/clinical knowledge in area supplemented by specialist clinical, managerial training and CPD
  • Mentorship/Teaching Qualification
  • Post registration qualification in appropriate area of speciality
  • Qualified in Speciality (NICU/PICU)


  • Leadership qualification (e.g. LEO)
  • Sign off Mentorship



  • Demonstrates specialist expertise underpinned by theory acquired through CPD
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues. Knowledge of evidence based practice.
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate specialist care delivered to patients/clients and give relevant advice/information to patients and relatives.
  • In depth drugs knowledge
  • Ability to administer prescribed medication including transfusion of blood and blood products
  • Evidence of involvement and leadership in teaching and mentoring learners
  • An understanding of audit and research based nursing practice.
  • Good communication skills and ability to deal with sensitive information. To include dealing with distressed relatives, care of terminally ill & other challenging situations
  • Demonstrates ability to influence and negotiate with others. Ability to organise and plan own time and that of junior staff and learners.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of clinical governance and risk management and how this effects their role and the department
  • Experience and understanding of the principles of Family Integrated Care


  • Microsoft Word / Excel skills



  • Previous post registration experience within the relevant specialty
  • Experienced and competent in the management of patients within the speciality
  • Experience of teaching/assessing/ supervising others in a clinical setting.
  • Supervision of junior staff
  • Experiencing of co-ordinating a shift

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


St Thomas' Hospital

Westminster Bridge Road



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