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Band 5 Staff Nurse (Transitional Care)

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inc HCAS (pro-rata)
Closing date
29 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
  • To provide excellent individualised and unsupervised nursing care. To utilise and further develop advanced clinical specialist skills in order to provide the highest standard of individualised patient care.
  • The post holder will play a key role in developing the transitional care unit based on the postnatal ward. This will involve working within a team of neonatal staff, Band 7 and Band 4, coordinating and communicating with the midwifery team.
  • The Staff Nurse will be required to maintain a quality family centred and supportive environment where parents/carers can learn to care for their babies.
  • They will also be required to utilise a variety of strategies to communicate effectively with family/carers, the multidisciplinary team, and pertinent agencies outside the organisation.
  • The Staff Nurse should actively contribute and participate in the clinical management of the area.
  • To act as a mentor, teaching and supervising junior staff including, student nurses, student midwives and health care support workers

Main duties of the job

Medication administration - IV, IM, PR and orally.

Performing observations on babies as required.

IV venepuncture and cannulation.

Taking of routine bloods and gases as required.

Supporting with lumbar punctures.

Breastfeeding support.

Liaising with Midwifery Team regarding discharges.

Liaising with NNU regarding transfers of babies either to/from the unit or postnatal ward.

Completing BadgerNet summaries.

Supporting and communication with junior members of the medical and nursing team.

About us

The post holder is expected to have a clear understanding of how this post contributes to the achievement of the trust vision of:

We are a thriving Foundation Trust at the heart of an integrated healthcare system. One that delivers improved patient care at a community, hospital, and specialist setting, supported by a unique and nationally recognised programme of research, education, and employee engagement.

We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the Trust, being Excellent, Kind, Responsible & Respectful, and behave in a way that reflect these.

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expects that all staff will share in this commitment.

The Trust is clear that all staff have a responsibility to be aware of children and adult safeguarding policies and procedures and that each member of staff, clinical and non-clinical, will attend child or adult safeguarding training that is provided at an appropriate level to suit their role.

The Trust has the additional expectation that all staff will be able to identify concerns and know what action to take.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more and person specification information about the role.

Person Specification

NMC Qualification


  • NMC qualification
  • Formal Neonatal Training
  • Safeguarding Level 3


  • Neonatal/Paediatric nursing experience
  • Teaching & assessing qualification

Knowledge and experience


  • Experience of working in a Neonatal Unit
  • Ability to assess, plan and implement and evaluate nursing care
  • Ability to apply evidence based practice


  • Assertiveness skills
  • Computer skills
  • Leadership skills

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Georges NHS Foundation Trust

Blackshaw Road


SW17 0QT

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