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Bank Staff Nurse -Special Care Baby Unit

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
North Shields
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
We require reliable, enthusiastic and motivated Staff Nurses to join our bank. to work in our The Special Care Baby Unit, In return we will offer you:
  • Flexible hours choose when and where you want to work
  • Competitive pay rates including enhanced pay for unsociable hours
  • Paid annual leave
  • NHS pension scheme
  • A fast-track recruitment process if you move to a substantive role
  • Opportunities to work in different wards and departments, including community, dental and specialist services
  • Access to Services, such as those provided by our Staff Wellbeing Team
  • Ability to book your shifts from home using our online portal
  • Option to block-book shifts in a set period
  • SMS notifications of shift availability
  • Access to staff newsletters and bulletins
  • Eligible for various local and national discounts which are available to NHS staff
  • Free uniform, where applicable

To find out more about the benefits of working on the bank visit our website

Main duties of the job

The Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) is based at The Northumbria Hospital and is a level one neonatal unit, comprising of 12 special care cots. It supports a busy, high risk obstetric Maternity unit. We do provide high dependency care and stabilise infants requiring intensive care, prior to transfer. SCBU has an established innovative staffing model with an Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (ANNP) delivered service, on site . For over twenty years our existing ANNPs have had clinical responsibility and leadership of the neonatal unit with support for the Consultant Paediatricians

We have a range of shifts 7 days per week including day shifts, early shifts , late shifts , twilight, nights and weekends. With bank you can pick and choose shifts which suit you.

The role is to provide high standards of care to patients accessing our services. You will need to embrace our trust values, demonstrate excellent communication skills, with a flexible approach to your work.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres. We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care working as a member of the ward team under the direction of the Ward Manager.
  • To exercise accountability as set out in the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
  • To be responsible for all nursing care standards and to maintain high clinical standards.
  • To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promote ownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

Person Specification



  • 1st Level live NMC registered Nurse
  • Evidence of qualification to undertake the supervision, teaching and assessing of students (essential requirement for post, expectation this will be completed within an 18 month period).


  • PP126/7
  • D32/33
  • Post Registration qualification in specialty
  • Diploma/degree in nursing

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Northumbria House

7/8 Silver Fox Way

North Shields

NE27 0QJ

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