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Neonatal Senior Staff Nurse

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
6 Jun 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated neonatal nurse with the relevant qualifications, to join our dedicated team. We currently provide intensive care for sick babies born from 27 weeks gestation (or 28/40 twins) requiring Intensive, High Dependency and Special Care. The unit comprises of 16 Cots.

Main duties of the job

As a skilled nurse you will play a key role within the nursing team, providing quality family centred care. You will act as a good role model and provide leadership within the clinical area, displaying effective communication and interpersonal skills, as well as facilitating and teaching junior staff and nursing and midwifery students.

As part of the role you will be supported in developing your management responsibilities, taking charge of daily activities on the unit and utilizing skills required for working in a diverse environment.

We are committed to staff development and offer in-house and external courses/ training.

We have strong links with Greenwich and London University's where you will be able to undertake further training and development as required, enabling you to progress your neonatal career.

This is an exciting time to join the team with an ever growing annual birth rate. And work across our two level 2 Units within the Trust.

About us

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
  • Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  • Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  • Improving the experience of staff with disability
  • Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
  • Making equalities mainstream

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    • To act as a role model and provide leadership in the clinical area. To demonstrate advanced clinical skills in order to provide the highest standard of individualised patient care whilst supervising the work of others.
    • The post holder will play a key role in the nursing team to provide a quality family centred and supportive environment where parents/carers can learn to care for their babies.
    • To utilise a variety of strategies to communicate effectively with family/carers the multidisciplinary team, other departments within the Trust and pertinent agencies outside the organisation.
    • To actively participate in and contribute to the management of the clinical area.
    • To act as a mentor, teaching and supervising junior staff including, student nurses, student midwives, and health care support workers. To support, teach and facilitate junior medical staff as well as staff in other departments such as Delivery Suite and Post-natal wards.
    • Provide assessment, planning, organisation and co-ordination of care needs to a total patient group.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications and Training


    • RSCN / RN Child / RM / RN with current registration
    • Neonatal Intensive Care Course (formerly ENB 405) or equivalent.
    • Mentor Course (formally ENB 998/997) or equivalent


    • Diploma/Degree in relevant field
    • Enhanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Course (ENNP)

    Experience and Knowledge


    • Significant experience as a Band 5 staff nurse within neonatal care.
    • Significant post Neonatal Intensive Care Course (formally ENB 405)
    • Evidence of recent studies in relevant field


    • Neonatal Advanced Life Support
    • Facilitating and teaching students

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust


    Queen Elizabeth Hospital

    Stadium Road


    SE18 4QH

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