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Junior Sister/ Charge Nurse - Neonatal Unit

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
11 Jun 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a compassionate and caring and experienced neonatal nurse to join our well established and friendly neonatal multidisciplinary team.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and forward thinking registered neonatal nurse to provide care and support to babies requiring all levels of care and their families from admission to discharge home from the neonatal unit. The post holder will form part of the Neonatal team and will work closely with the Doctors, Community Nurses and allied health professionals within the existing team.

Main duties of the job

The Neonatal Unit at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust consists of 16 cots which include 2 intensive care, 3 high dependency and 11 special care cots. We are based at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and are looking for experienced neonatal nurses to join our dynamic team.

We have a strong commitment to professional development and service improvement, have commissioned links with several local Universities and can offer an accelerated career pathway for suitable candidates. Our Practice Development Nurse will support you in the ongoing development of your skills and knowledge.

The post holder will be expected to work internal rotation covering both day and night shifts including some weekends.

The aim of this post is to utilise and further develop specialist skills in order to provide the highest standard of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individualised patient care. Actively participate in and contribute to the management of the Neonatal team communicating effectively with the neonate's family/carers, the multidisciplinary team, other departments within the Trust and pertinent agencies outside the organisation including complex social cases.

If you are dedicated to contributing to a team delivering excellence in neonatal care and serious about a rewarding career in neonatal nursing then Buckinghamshire Hospital Trust is definitely the place for you. You will be joining an enthusiastic, friendly, motivated multidisciplinary team.

About us

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What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?

As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.

We offer flexible and agile working opportunities, alongside your NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement, pension and access to NHS discount schemes.

We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?

We're committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.

As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.

Greater diversity within our BHT family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

What do we stand for?

Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.

Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.

Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • RNchild or RNadult or RM
  • ENB 405 or equivalent
  • MSPP or equivalent
  • Evidence of further continued professional development


  • Advanced Neonatal Life Support
  • Child Protection Training

Skills & Knowledge


  • Evidence of ability to work effectively as part of a MDT.
  • Knowledge of appropriate safe clinical care and procedures to deliver neonatal care including intensive care.
  • Computer literate


  • Experience as a mentor/ assessor.



  • Significant and relevant experience at band 5 within a neonatal unit.


  • Experience in child protection issues
  • Proven competency in leading a shift on a Neonatal Unit on a regular basis.

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Mandeville Road


HP21 8AL

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