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Deputy Sister Neonatal Unit - Band 6

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 £35,392 - £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024
Neonatal Services at ULHT are provided at both Lincoln county Hospital and Pilgrim Hospital, Boston. The Local Neonatal Unit at Lincoln has a cot capacity of 15, providing intensive, high dependency and special care to babies form both Lincolnshire and the surrounding counties. Transitional Care is also provided on the post-natal ward and staff within the service work on both NNU and Transitional Care in accordance with service needs. There is also an Outreach Community Service

Anyone who wishes to join the Bank please apply through this advert.

Main duties of the job

The Neonatal service within ULHT is continuing to develop and is part of the East Midlands Neonatal Operational Delivery Network.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Deputy Sister that holds a QIS qualification to work as part of the Neonatal Service.

The post is currently situated at Lincoln County Hospital but the successful candidate may be required to work at Pilgrim Hospital as required.

The Neonatal Service within ULHT is currently working towards Bliss and BFI Accreditation and work in close liaison with the Maternity Transformation Programme as part of the Better Births implementation..

Staff will be required to work on an internal rotation basis, including weekends and Bank Holidays and be flexible to meet the needs of the service.

We look forward to hearing from staff that are keen to develop both personally and professionally.

Successful candidates will require an enhanced DBS certificate prior to commencement.

About us

Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of �643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.

Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement - Outstanding Care Personally Delivered - stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.

We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.

Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'. Our rating for caring remained as 'Good'.

This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated

Job description

Job responsibilities

What should you do next?

Have a look at the job description and if you like what you see then apply today. Dont miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within an outstanding organisation.

Person Specification



  • Current First Level Registered Nurse/RSCN or equivalent
  • NMC registered
  • Neonatal Intensive Care post registration qualification
  • Evidence of recent professional development
  • Hold current NLS provider certificate
  • Evidence of a good command of written and spoken English


  • Evidence of study at academic level 3
  • Mentorship and preceptorship qualification.
  • Assessor and Supervisor for students



  • Recent experience in Neonatal nursing at Band 5
  • Evidence of teaching in clinical practice
  • Recent experience in providing intensive, high dependency and special care for babies in a neonatal unit
  • Evidence of teaching & mentoring pre & post registration staff
  • Committed to on-going professional development
  • The ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to question current practice
  • Demonstrate ability to influence and to motivate the clinical practice of others


  • Evidence of involvement in research/audit and developing guidelines
  • Evidence of implementing and managing change



  • Good written and oral communication skills when liaising with colleagues, patients, families, carers and the multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to maintain accurate and legible records
  • Evidence of effective leadership and management skills.
  • Able to manage difficult or complex situations effectively and to work under pressure. How will you assess/measure this ability?
  • Basic computer/keyboard skills
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Ability to prioritise and delegate workload as shift co-ordinator
  • Ability to prioritise and delegate workload as shift co-ordinator
  • Friendly and approachable manner
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults processes


  • Good presentation skills
  • Safeguarding training

Specific Requirements


  • Ability to work on a shift system covering a 24 hour service.
  • Must be able to work shifts on a rota system providing 24 hour care

Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust


Lincoln County Hospital

Greetwell Road



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