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Neonatal Sister

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024
Neonatal Sister will be part of the nursing team of the Special Care Baby Unit and is expected to deputise for the band 7 neonatal senior sister, taking charge of the unit on a regular basis.

This role will involve elements of practice education.

Main duties of the job

To provide highly specialist skills and knowledge in neonatal nursing and medical care for extremely sick and preterm infants in an Intensive Care environment.

To work alongside an infant's parents or carer and family, supporting and teaching them to care for their baby and involving them as part of the multi-disciplinary team.

To teach the multidisciplinary team, including midwives, a range of practice interventions by demonstration of skills and interpretation of clinical information, relating theory to practice.

To provide anxious and distressed parents with a high level of support, imparting relevant information to them about the condition of their infant.

To provide mentorship to students undertaking placement.

To coordinate the induction of new staff members to SCBU and support their completion of the Neonatal Foundation Programme.

About us

As an organisation, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust offers employees a wide range of benefits including flexible working, NHS pension scheme, generous annual leave allowance and a commitment to career development.

You will be eligible for our Blue Light Card and a wide range of NHS exclusive shopping & leisure discounts.

We are proud of our skilled, diverse workforce and as an inclusive employer we welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Working in Somerset enables you to enjoy the idyllic countryside, areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable.

Somerset offers the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Neonatal Sister with practice education responsibilities (60:40 clinical:practice education role, as required) as part of the nursing team of the Special Care Baby Unit, taking charge of the unit during clinical shifts.

Please see job description for further details.

Person Specification

Professional Registration


  • Registered Nurse with Qualification in Neonatal Speciality.
  • Neonatal Life Support (NLS) qualified.
  • Teaching and assessing qualification or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and experience.
  • Practice Assessor Qualification or ability to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and experience.


  • Registered Children's nurse



  • At least one year recent experience in a neonatal unit.

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Special Care Baby Unit, Yeovil District Hopsital

Higher Kingston


BA21 4AT

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