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Staff Nurse - Neonatal

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024
Band 5 Recruitment Day 13th July 2024

Come and Join our Friendly team of Neonatal Nurses working at Nottingham University Hospital.

We are looking to recruit Band 5 nurses that are either NMC registered or student nurses that are due to qualify this year. Both adult nurses, children's nurses, neonatal nurses, are welcome to apply.

Successful applicants will be part of a team who are passionate and enthusiastic about providing excellent care for the most sick and vulnerable babies and their families

We offer a professionally registered six month foundation course to enhance your CPD, along with a dedicated neonatal practice development team to support your learning.

The Neonatal Service delivers critical care across two sites, the City and Queen's Medical Centre Campus. As lead centre in the EMNODN [East Midlands Neonatal Operational Delivery Network, we offer both medical and surgical intensive care for extremely premature and very sick infants. We also have an integrated outreach team in place to support babies and families once they return home.

Interviews will take place on the 13th July 2024 for the successful applicants.

Main duties of the job

Please note this advert is for Neonatal Nursing only.

To assess the care needs of patients and develop a programme of care which is evaluated and amended as appropriate.

Carry out relevant forms of direct and indirect patient care without direct supervision.

On occasions, may take charge of the clinical area in the absence of the person who has continuing responsibility or his/her deputy.

The post holder is required to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

In addition to the information above please familiarise yourself with the full job description and person specific documents attached to this advert.

About us

A dedicated Institute of Nursing and Midwifery Care Excellence, offering continuing professional education and career development opportunities including: a well-established preceptorship programme,

Access to the biggest established Shared Governance programme in the UK, with 85 staff councils at ward level and growing, giving our workforce a voice and supporting a culture of innovation.

Our nursing teams are leading Patient Experience Network National Award winning initiatives (PENNA 2018) and have opportunities to work on improvement initiatives that are co-produced with those who use our services

For further details / informal visits contact:

Claire Pierson

Lead for Recruitment & Retention in Neonates

Job description

Job responsibilities


Be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development of programmes of care ensuring that these are evaluated and amended as appropriate.

Document the condition and progress of patients and report to medical staff and/or senior nursing staff any areas of concern.

Undertake nursing procedures and techniques in accordance with agreed policies and guidelines.

Demonstrate clinical procedures to registered and unregistered staff as required.

Once competent in team management skills, on occasions may take charge of the clinical area in the absence of the person who has continuing responsibility or his/her deputy.

Participate in the support and implementation of Essence of Care guidelines.

Be aware of your role with regard to the Medicines Code of Practice.

Comply with all Trust policies with particular regard to the policies and procedures carried out in the event of maintaining staff and patient safety.

Liaise with other clinical areas providing appropriate policies, education and clinical expertise in order to facilitate the management of patients with special requirements.

Maintain an awareness of the developments in the care and treatment of patients in order to be able to carry out duties competently and efficiently

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Current Level 1 NMC Registration



  • Supervision of non registered staff and students
  • Previous NHS experience

Communication and Relationship


  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate basic IT skills
  • Recognition of own level of competence and limitations and able to communicate these to appropriate staff

Analytical and Judgement skill


  • Demonstrate an ability to assess, plan, deliver and priortise and evaluate patient care
  • Ability to identify own learning needs
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the staff nurse's role

Planning and Organisation


  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritise own workload and recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations

Physical Skills


  • Dexterity and accuracy in undertaking clinical skills, use of equipment and documentation
  • Competent and capable of using medical equipment
  • Able to undertake patient and non-patient manual handling manoeuvres



  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Enhanced CRB clearance
  • Caring
  • Enthusiastic and well motivated
  • Confidence

Trust Values & Behaviours


  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust's

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts



Derby Road



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