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Senior Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2024
Are you a skilled, enthusiastic neonatal nurse with a passion to make a difference? Are you looking to work within a team of like-minded individuals who believe that babies and families are at the center of everything that we do? Do you want to work for a trust that prioritises the care of neonatal patients and their families?

If this is you then why not join our forward thinking Neonatal Service Department.

Main duties of the job

The Service consists of a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at The William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent. This unit provides care for babies and families from the local East Kent community but also contributes to cots for the Emergency Bed Bureau. We have 7 Intensive Care cots, 4 High Dependency cots and 14 Special Care Cots. We care for babies of all gestations. Our other unit at The Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Margate has 12 Special Care and 2 High Dependency cots and cares for babies above 32 weeks gestation. This post would give the successful candidate the fantastic opportunity to work across both sites calling upon management, leadership and expert clinical nursing skills. East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust has made great investment in neonatal nurse staffing and we are now nearing the end of a three year recruitment plan to enable us to achieve BAPM standards of 1:1 ratios for Intensive Care 1:2 for High Dependency and 1:4 for Special Care and ratios of Qualified in Specialty nurses. This has resulted in additional posts being available on both sites. This is an exciting time to join our Trust and influence the way neonatal services are provided to the population of East Kent.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people. Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'. We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in Documents to download.

If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of consolidation post Neonatal Course (ENB 405 or equivalent)
  • Recent experience in an acute Trust


  • Evidence of facilitating learning in practice
  • Evidence of ongoing personal and professional development
  • surgical/cardiac experience



  • Good written and spoken English
  • Ability to be an effective team member
  • Proven competence in clinical skills
  • Basic IT skills


  • Counselling skills



  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues
  • Understanding of own development and training needs
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding
  • evidence of showing initiative


  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical governance
  • experience of managing change



  • Registered Nurse Subpart 1 Adult or Children's Nurse, midwife on the NMC Register
  • Neonatal Qualification (ENB 405 or equivalent)


  • NeoSAVE/stabilisation/SIM training
  • Qualification in practice learning and assessment
  • Neonatal Life Support Course

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


William Harvey Hospital

Kennington Road


TN24 0LZ

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