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Neonatal/Paediatric Staff Nurse

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
3 Jul 2024
Are you an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual with an interest in caring for premature and sick neonates? Would you like to advance your career by working for Stockport Foundation NHS Trust within a greater Neonatal Network?

If this is you, then we would love to meet you!

We are looking for Neonatal / Paediatric Staff nurses to join our friendly Neonatal nursing team. We have 17 cots (2 ITU, 3 HDU & 12 SC cots) providing care for neonates from 27 weeks gestation.

We have close links and are part of the wider North West Neonatal Operational Delivery Network. We also link in with local tertiary units to gain further valuable expertise. We are proud to have achieved FiCare Accreditation and uphold this standard within the care that we give to all our families.

We work in collaboration with the Maternity Unit and the Paediatric Ward enabling the services to align, and thus providing a strong supportive environment to all staff and patients.

We provide specialist training, including opportunities to attend the NWNODN Foundation in Neonates programme in the first 12 months and to undergo the Qualified in Speciality Neonatal Intensive Care course. A Trust Preceptorship Programme is also provided.

We have an enthusiastic, experienced Neonatal Educator based on the unit to support your learning and on going development including in house study days. This ensures valuable support for both nursing staff , pre registration students and cadets.

Main duties of the job

Works as a member of the MDT, providing evidence based nursing care to babies and their families.

Maintains effective communication with patients/families and professional colleagues.

Practices in accordance with the NMC guidelines, within your own scope of practice and adhering to local Directorate and Trust policies.

Ensures that care is assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated on a individual basis on a timely basis to ensure the neonates needs are met.

Administers medication safely according to NMC guidelines.

Adheres to all infection prevention guidelines within all aspects of care.

Contributes to the orientation, development and training needs of learners and new staff.

Ensures own growth and career development by keeping up to date with current neonatal practice.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

If you require support with your application please contact a member of the recruitment team, who can discuss alternative application methods.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

Benefits we offer to you:
  • Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • NHS pension scheme membership
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
  • NHS Staff discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
  • Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains a compassionate and respectful outlook to both colleagues and families.
  • Takes personal responsibility to maintain own competencies required and learning in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a professional working manner to instil confidence as per NMC guidelines.
  • Escalate appropriately to your seniors.
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times.

  • Communicate and liaise with the multidisciplinary team to ensure babies/parents needs are at the centre of all care.
  • Maintain adequate documentation adhering to the Trust guidelines.
  • Report to shift leader highlighting specific problems as necessary.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Trust policies and procedures.

Responsibility for Patient Care/Clinical Duties
  • Ensure effective liaison with all professionals involved in the care and management of neonates and their families.
  • Provide expert advice and support for parents and carers within own scope of practice.
  • Take active steps to promote the health of baby and family.
  • Ensure FiCare is adhered to. Ensure families receive appropriate education to care for their baby and to make decisions with their babies care.
  • Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for intensive care, high dependency and special care babies, working in partnership with parents and carers.
  • Undertakes discharge planning in a timely manner working with families.
  • Administers medications within Trust and NMC guidance.
  • Liase with the Safeguarding Team to ensure patient safety. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
  • Takes appropriate action if an incident occurs including reporting, actions, clear documentation, learning and reflection.

If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of �41.90. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary

In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of �13.

Person Specification



  • Current 1st level registration


  • Relevant post registration courses appropriate to the clinical area



  • Computer literacy


  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD)



  • Experience of working in clinical areas
  • Experience of delivering patient care


  • Experience of supervising others



  • Effective time management
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Resource management
  • Ability to work effectively in a team
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Problem solving
  • Motivated
  • Ability to adapt and cope with change
  • Demonstrates a positive can do approach to change
  • Attention to details
  • Shows enthusiasm for achieving results
  • Demonstrates an awareness of patient dignity and respect
  • Effective Communication - Written/verbal

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Stepping Hill Hospital

Poplar Grove



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