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Neonatal Practice Development Nurse

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc.
Closing date
5 Jul 2024
We are looking to appoint a practice Development Nurse to join our Education team on the Neonatal Unit at Royal London Hospital. We are a tertiary medical and surgical NICU with 14 ICU , 15 HDU and 14 Special care cots. We provide an unrivalled experience in caring for babies that are born prematurely and we are also a cooling centre.

The PDN's are responsible for the education , teaching and training of pre and post registration students, and the newly qualified Band 5 nurses, as they transition from being students to NQN. The role also includes teaching resuscitation , training and implementing new medical equipment and continuing educational updates and an active role in the recruitment process. The post holder will be expected to continue to maintain her clinical skills by working rostered shifts , using the best evidence based care available.

Main duties of the job

We are a Level 3 medical and surgical Neonatal ICU that provides care to some of the tiniest patients in London and would like to invite you to apply for the role of the Practice Development Nurse. We are currently expanding to a total of 45 beds, by the end of the current year. We are a very busy Neonatal unit and we are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Neonatal Nurse , for a Band 7 Neonatal Practice Development Nurse.

The practice Development nurse will join our current team to provide nursing leadership and clinical practice development expertise.This role will provide support in nursing practice in the clinical environment and at the same time you will be well suppoted in your role by the Senior Nurse, Matrons, otother PDN's and a Clinical Practice Facilitator. The Band 7 Senior Nurses, lead a team of qualified Neonatal Nurses, Registered Children's Nurses, Registered Adult Nurss,Nursery Nurses ,Health Care Support Workers and Ward Administrators in caring for the neonates.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse, Children's Nurse or registered Midwife with nursing experience.
  • Mentorship and assessment in the clinical area or equivalent
  • Neonatal HDU/ITU course
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Post Basic qualification relevant to area of practice


  • Neonatal Life Support
  • ARNI



  • Minimum of 5 years neonatal experience at level 3 neonatal unit.
  • Proven professional competence.
  • Awareness of research and audit
  • Evidence of continuing education in relevant field of practice.
  • Ability to present and teach in both classroom and clinical setting



  • Knowledge of NMC working codes for medications, documentation, conduct and professionalism

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


The Royal London Hospital

The Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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