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Staff Nurse - Band 5 NICU

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Dependant on Salary
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Paediatric nurse, Neonatal nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

'Do you want to work in the award winning purpose built Dyson Centre for neonatal care?

Would you like to work within a dynamic Silver ward accredited team who put Family integrated and developmental care, and safety at the centre of all we do?

Well look no further!

We are fully UNICEF Baby Friendly Neonatal accredited and have a dedicated feeding advisor to support parents and staff.

Our families have access to a psychologist who is able to offer them additional support whilst they are on NICU.

We are looking for motivated staff nurses who are enthusiastic practitioners. We welcome newly qualified and experienced nurses alike. Opportunities for dual roles between neonatal unit and paediatrics available, for Children's nurses. In return you will be supported by our skilled nurses and advanced neonatal nurse practitioners, our practice education and medical teams. There is opportunity to work either full or part time on a permanent contract. We welcome and support applications from children trained nurses, midwives and adult trained nurses with critical care experience.

We serve a birth population of 5300 deliveries a year, designated as a level 2 local neonatal unit with 21 cots, 4 intensive, 3 high dependency and 14 special care. We have an embedded Transitional Care Pathway and operate an established Outreach service. We also have close links the South West Neonatal Network. Visit here for virtual unit tour:

Main duties of the job

  • There is a fully supported orientation and induction programme, including a supernumerary period. . You will also be supported closely by our experienced clinical practice nurse educators on the South West Neonatal Foundation programme. We offer opportunities to attend national and local study days to enhance your professional development in line with NMC revalidation and to nurture any particular area of Neonatal Nursing of interest to you.

  • Newly qualified staff nurses will have the opportunity to participate in the Trust preceptorship programme.

    We pride ourselves as being a supportive and friendly team with a very good reputation.

    Please contact us if you would like to discuss the role further or have any questions

    About us

    At the RUH we're proud to put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone's contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centred care we pride ourselves on.

    We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks - celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.

    A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.

    We value staff wellbeing, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. We've even got a pool!

    We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more about living and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about our extensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we're providing healthcare fit for the future with the landmark Dyson Cancer Centre and our passion for research.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please find attached to the vacancy a detailed person specification and job description for further information about this role.

    Person Specification



    • NMC Registered Childrens Nurse, Adult Nurse or Midwife


    • Neonatal Critical care Course
    • Teaching and Assessing Course



    • NMC Registered Childrens Nurse, Adult Nurse or Midwife


    • Neonatal or critical care experience
    • 6 months post registration experience

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust


    Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care

    Royal United Hospital, Combe Park


    BA1 3NG

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