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Staff Nurse - Neonates

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year £
Closing date
27 May 2024
At Bradford Royal Infirmary NICU we care for the sickest, smallest and earliest babies from birth through to discharge and pride ourselves on our exceptionally high standards of care.

Accredited as the first NICU in the country to achieve UNICEF Baby Friendly Neonatal Standards we are very proud of the parents as partners in care ethos that underpins every aspect of the care we deliver to babies and their families within the service.

For successful applicants we will provide you with:
  • A comprehensive competency based education package with support to develop skills and knowledge
  • Guaranteed access to continuing professional development in the Yorkshire Neonatal Network's Foundation Programme
  • Upon completion of the foundation course we will support you with time and investment to attend the 10 week NICU Nurse programme which will make you a Qualified in Speciality recognised NICU Nurse. (subject to successful completion of foundation programme and meeting attendance / performance targets)

The Neonatal Service at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, innovative and forward thinking multi-disciplinary team that provides high quality care for babies from across the Yorkshire and Humber and beyond. We are proud of our close relationships with other neonatal units in the Yorkshire and Humber Operational Delivery Network and with Embrace.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Band 5 (RN Child/RSCN) Staff Nurses to join our NICU family at Bradford Teaching Hospitals.

To apply you will need to already possess an NMC Pin or be due to qualify by October 2024.

For overseas applicants you must already hold an NMC pin number as we are unable to support you through OCSE's at the present time.

Experienced QIS NICU Nurses especially sought. Additionally we would welcome nurses looking to develop their skills and work towards being a QIS NICU Nurse.

The post holder is expected to deliver safe and high quality nursing care whilst ensuring effective, efficient and economic use of services and resources.

The post holder will maintain a safe environment for babies, families and staff, reporting concerns as they arise and ensuring appropriate remedies/ action plans are put in place.

The post holder will identify areas of practice development within the service and support the team leader to deliver on departmental goals.

About us

Our People Charter outlines the behaviours we can expect from one another and what you can expect from Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust:
  • We value people
  • We are one team
  • We care

We're keen to meet people who share these values and are passionate about delivering the highest quality of care to our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Ability to organise own workload with regard to assessing patient needs, planning, implementation and evaluation of a programme of care which is evidence based ensuring that the family are fully involved in this process.
  • Ability to respond to complex/demanding patient situations both clinically and administratively.
  • Carries out fundamental and enhanced nursing duties within Trust policies, procedures and guidelines reporting to the sisters/ charge nurses and providing feedback on issues of concern and performance management.
  • Practices models of nursing and evidence based care which contributes to the quality of the patients / family experience.
  • Works as part of the multidisciplinary team fostering good inter-departmental relationships and helping to achieve continuous quality improvement.
  • Continuously develops relevant skills and knowledge within the clinical specialty.
  • Promotes health education and health promotion.
  • Has a keen safety focus.
  • Involves the family appropriately in decision making.
  • Deals effectively and sensitively with clients issues, collaborating with the PALS service and adhering to the Trusts policy on handling complaints.
  • Actively participates in all aspects of the Clinical Governance process.
  • Works within national policy frameworks relevant to Infants, Children, Young People and their families.
  • Responsibility for ensuring that adequate stock levels are maintained and that robust systems are in place for the ordering of supplies.
  • Reports clinical incidents in a timely and accurate manner in order to aid the learning of the wider team and manage future risk.

  • Responsible as a registered nurse / Midwife for the control and administration of drugs within the regulations as per Bradford Teaching Foundation Hospitals NHS Trust, the NMC and national legislation.
  • Develops skills and knowledge in Clinical Practice completing the Yorkshire Neonatal Network Competencies within six months of commencement of the role.
  • Agrees to apply for Neonatal foundation programme by the end of probationary period.
  • Acts as Assessor/Mentor and there will be an expectation to attend appropriate courses and training as dictated by appraisal/management.
  • Acts as a preceptor.
  • Works within the NMC Code of Practice.
  • Practices agreed models of nursing and systems of care as directed by the Ward/Department Senior Sister.
  • Is involved in new initiatives, supporting the Ward/Department Senior Sister in their implementation.
  • Is prepared to present topics of interest, developments, feedback from Courses/Study days to peers and seniors if requested.
  • Participates in developments relating to clinical governance.

Staff/self development
  • Agrees personal development plan and maintains an up-to-date Knowledge and Skills Framework folder.
  • Has understanding/involvement in Clinical Audit.
  • Maintains a personal, professional profile.
  • Attends mandatory training.
  • Develops within the scope of professional practice.
  • Works towards actively achieving appraisal outcomes.
  • Is involved in clinical supervision as required.
  • Participates with Special Interest groups developing up to date practice
  • Ensures staff are supported, educated, and informed.
  • Is familiar with the role and responsibilities of the senior nursing team within the Neonatal Unit.
  • There is an expectation that applicants will contribute to their teams and ward development
  • Commits to attend/engage with all education opportunities offered by the management team when asked. This includes the Qualified in Specialty NICU Nurse course (fully funded).

  • Supports the implementation of evidence based nursing care.
  • Supports staff to carry out relevant literature searches pertinent to patient care.
  • Develops and implements a strategy for the evaluation of health care interventions.
  • Facilitates opportunities for staff to investigate practice using the appropriate methodological approaches.

Person Specification



  • Applicants for this post must hold a current registration with the NMC as a Children's Nurse, in the United Kingdom. Or be due to qualify as a RN Child by October 2024


  • Experience as a Neonatal Nurse (QIS) or experience of working/being a service user on a neonatal unit



  • Excellent written communication skills with high levels of accuracy
  • Ability to use IT packages



  • RSCN/RN Child
  • Holds Qualified in Speciality Neonatal Care qualification (formerly ebn 405) or *willingness to work towards and apply for the QIS Neonatal Care course within the first 2 years of employment.


  • Mentorship Qualification



  • Motivation to learn
  • Able to recognise own limitations and ask for help.
  • Ability to plan time and support others
  • Desire to be involved in quality improvement work



  • Experience of working in and understanding needs related to working in a multicultural environment



  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills



  • Understanding of equality and diversity issues and how this affects patients, visitors and staff
  • Understanding of what the NHS Constitution means to you, and your responsibilities to the public, patients and colleagues.
  • Understanding of Information Governance and Confidentiality
  • Knowledge of SBAR Communication and how to apply it


  • Understanding of nursing the Neonate

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust



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