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Staff Nurse

Whittington Health NHS Trust
£32,466 to £39,521 Per annum including HCAS
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5 Staff Nurse 37.5 Hours per week Neonatal Team

Due to promotion of staff, we now have some Band 5 vacancies on our Unit. If you are an enthusiastic nurse who would like to work with Neonates then look no further. Come and join our team of experienced and friendly Neonatal Nurses who provide specialist care to Neonates from 27 weeks gestation.

We are a level 2 hospital within the North Central North East London Perinatal Network. We provide specialist care to neonates over 27 weeks gestation.

The unit have a family-focused philosophy in which staff and parents work together in partnership to provide the highest standards of care and we actively support developmental care.

There are opportunities to develop clinical skills in a highly supportive environment, with a Practice Educator and Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

For further information please call Ade Oremule (Lead Nurse) on 020 7288 3418 / 5530 or email

Main duties of the job

Title: Staff Nurse Grade: 5

Annual Leave: 27 days per annum increasing to 29 days after 5 years NHSservice and 33 days after 10 years NHS serviceDepartment: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Responsible to: NICU Lead Nurse

Accountable to: Head of Nursing


Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care of a definedgroup of babies under the indirect supervision of a Band 6 or 7 nurse. Will demonstratecare/procedures and supervise qualified/unqualified staff as circumstances dictate.


Lead Nurse, Unit Sisters, other nursing staff, , Midwifery and RSCN students, ClinicalTeachers, Medical Staff and managers of the M.A.T., Ancillary staff.

About us

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way welook after our staff. We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1.1 For the Child and family

5.1.1. Responsible for the assessment of care needs, the development,Implementation and evaluation of individualised programmes ofcare to babies.5.1.2. Carries out relevant programmes of care without direct supervision.5.1.3 Co-operates with other disciplines as required to meet the needs ofthe baby and family.5.1.4 Facilities family centred care Providing information and support toFamilies to enable them to care for their baby within the neonatalEnvironment.5.1.5 Participates in the implementation of new research based ideas inOrder to promote higher quality care.

5.2 Standards of Care

5.2.1 Plans and delivers patient care that is safe, professional, compassionate andconsistent with established patient care standards.5.2.2 Ensures that the postholder and all nursing staff act at all times inAccordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and the policy andguidelines provided by The Whittington Health.5.2.3 Attends study days, as nominated, providing feedback to the NICUand maintains own professional and education knowledge within the specialityof neonatal care.

5.3 Education and Teaching Responsibilities

5.3.2 Participates in the practical teaching of Foundations in Neonatal Carelearners/midwifery /Students nurses.5.3.2 Where appropriate is able to give advice and demonstrations toParents.5.3.3 Assist in producing an environment conducive of continual learningfor all staff.5.3.4 Participates in the orientation of new members of staff.

5.4 Communication

5.4.1 Maintains efficient and effective communication with the NICUSister or his/her deputy on all matters relating to the area of care of the babyand family.5.4.2 Informs the Ward Manager of any activity in theUnit, which affects patient care.5.4.3 Refers accidents, incidents and complaints to the Ward Manager.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • RN


  • RN- Child Branch

Skills and Abilities


  • Total Patient care of low dependency patients with moderate supervision
  • Good communication skills - verbal and written
  • ability to organise own work


  • Potential for caring for a stable Hign dependency neonate

Knowledge and experience


  • Aware of own limitations
  • Ability to plan, implement and evaluate care
  • Awareness of current issues in the NHS


  • Understanding of the principles of neonatal care
  • understanding of management issues

Employer details

Employer name

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust


Whittington Hospital


N19 5NF

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