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Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Medway NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa
Closing date
27 Jun 2024
The post holder will be required to deliver an advanced level of clinical practice within a collaborative, interdisciplinary team, taking an important role in the delivery of holistic, evidence-based care under the direction of the Lead Consultant Neonatologist. Working within agreed protocols and guidelines the ANNP will exercise independent judgement to assess, investigate, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate the clinical care and management of premature, sick babies and their families.

This is a junior ANNP post and the post holder will have completed a university accredited course for ANNP training which has led to a masters' degree in Neonatology. The post holder will contribute to the neonatal Tier 1 (SHO/ST1-3) doctors' rota and they will join a team of 3 other ANNP's in NICU (2 currently in training).

Main duties of the job

This post has been developed to complement the current medical workforce in the neonatal unit and improve skill mix. We are looking to appoint a forward-thinking junior ANNP who would like to join a highly motivated and award-winning team.

The ANNP crosses the clinical boundaries between nursing and medical care, using advanced clinical knowledge and skills to work independently, with support provided by a Consultant Neonatologist for clinical supervision. This includes working out of hours with telephone support from a consultant.

The post holder will promote a high standard of advanced clinical medical care by initiating and co-ordinating the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of the holistic needs of babies, parents/carers and families through evidence based clinical practice following agreed policies, protocols and guidelines.

An advanced clinical practitioner exercises independent judgement to provide all elements of clinical care using a holistic, family centred approach, which may include assessment planning provision of care and treatment diagnosis investigation and referral evaluation transfer discharge follow-up.

About us

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved. Our culture and values are what drives the Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation. Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious environment. Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement which will not mean sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We aim to support you to work flexibly in a way that will suit you and us. All of our substantive & fixed term employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme. We are taking positive action to ensure that we can attract, recruit and retain the best talent and would welcome more applicants from under - represented groups to support the Trusts commitment to a diverse, inclusive and an employer of choice workforce. All staff at Medway comply the Trust's and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board's policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Commitment toparticipate in the SHO/ST1-3 rota and attend all clinical sessions relating to this role.

Provides guidance and counselling to parents/carers/guardiansregarding clinical management and also supports them in decision making in relation to a mutually agreed plan of care.

Demonstrates excellent communication skills, and can communicate complex, sensitive information to families and carers effectively.

Provide supervision, advice, support and training to junior doctors and less experienced ANNPs in the unit and delivery of clinical medical care.

Promote a high standard of advanced specialist nursing and medical care by initiating and co-ordinating the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of the holistic needs of babies, parents/carers and families through evidence based clinical practice following agreed policies, protocols and guidelines.

Person Specification



  • RN or RSCN with a degree
  • ANNP qualification to a masters degree from an accredited UK University provider
  • ENB 405 (or equivalent)
  • ENB 998 (or equivalent)


  • NLS provider qualification
  • Registereds Non- Medical Prescriber



  • Newly qualified ANNP or previous experience in a neonatal unit undertaking level 2 or 3 neonatal care
  • Experiences of working in a varied MDT setting
  • Highly developed clinical skills appropriate for Tertiary Neonatal Unit
  • Evidence of Evidenced-Based Practice


  • Demonstrate active involvement in Research or Audit

Special Attributes


  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and spoken communication
  • Evidence of working in a varied MDT
  • Confident Decision-maker


  • Evidence of Teaching skills or qualification in Teaching
  • Evidence of Computer Skills

Employer details

Employer name

Medway NHS Foundation Trust


Medway Maritime Hospital

Windmill Street



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