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Registered Nurse - NICU - Peterborough

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Paediatric nurse, Neonatal nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Neonatal Services at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking for a Band 5 registered nurse for our busy Level 2 (LNU) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Peterborough City Hospital.

Our Neonatal Unit has 20 cots and cares for babies born at 27 weeks gestation or greater.

We are seeking to appoint a motivated registered nurse to join our team of highly skilled and knowledgeable professionals, who are passionate about delivering a high quality service to babies and their families.

Please note that we can only consider applications from individuals with a live NMC registration or UK nursing students awaiting their PIN, as we are currently unable to support OSCE.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide total nursing care on a day-to-day basis, working collaboratively with all disciplines to assure a high standard of neonatal care.

The post holder will develop competencies to enable he/she to provide excellent, evidence based care to an optimal standard ensure to all neonates requiring intensive, high dependency and special care

You must be a child or adult trained nurse, interested in a career in neonatal nursing and should demonstrate expert communication skills and a caring manner.

About us

We are dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our workforce and warmly welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, with a particular emphasis on encouraging those from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, as well as candidates from our local area.

As part of our commitment to supporting our employees we offer a range of benefits including:
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 27 days and increasing to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, in addition to the national Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • Membership of the NHS Pension Scheme:
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Enhanced hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays
  • Opportunities for career development and training to help you progress in your role
  • Wellbeing support and activities to promote a healthy work environment
  • Access to our in-house physiotherapy service
  • On-site canteens offering subsidised meals
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free)
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where employees feel valued and empowered to excel in their roles. Join us and become part of a team dedicated to making a positive difference in our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Assess the needs of patients within the clinical area, plan, implement and evaluate individualised holistic nursing care in a sensitive manner.

Be confident and develop competencies in all areas of neonatal nursing practice enabling delivery of total nursing care.

To act as an advocate for babies wherever they are within the Trust and to advise colleagues on any matter concerning the care of babies.

Play an active role in health promotion activities.

Ensure due regard to given customs, values and spiritual beliefs of clients.

Be self-motivating in ensuring the delivery of evidence- based practice to the highest standard.

Ensure accurate and clear records are kept according to NMC guidelines for Records and Record Keeping

Please see Job Description for further information

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse (Adult or Child Branch)
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development and its application


  • ENB 997/ 998 or Mentorship module or equivalent
  • Qualified in Speciality (neonates), ENB 405 or equivalent
  • Ability to mentor/coach students
  • Evidence of Neonatal Advanced Resuscitation training (NLS)



  • Nursing skills and knowledge which can be transferred to provide a high standard of care in NICU clinical area.
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of neonatal nursing
  • Experience of Family Centred Care in SCBU or NICU


  • Experience of shift management



  • Acquired knowledge of NMC Code Of conduct
  • Acquired knowledge of importance of communication skills within Multidisciplinary team and with families

Key Skills


  • Ability to develop IT skills required
  • Ability to develop in line with dimensions of KSF outline
  • Demonstrates understanding of safeguarding issues
  • Appreciates the significance of safeguarding and interprets this accurately for all individual children
  • Can demonstrate how s/he has promoted 'best practice'


  • Seeks and uses professional support appropriately

Emotional Awareness


  • Demonstrates empathy for the concerns of others
  • In highly stressful situations keeps own feelings in check, takes constructive action and calms others down



  • Awareness and respect for colleagues, patients and relatives cultural, religious and emotional needs and beliefs

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Peterborough City Hospital

Bretton Gate



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