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Senior Staff Nurse - NICU

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Paediatric nurse, Neonatal nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder is responsible for provision of high quality patient care, at all care levels in the NICU, ensuring that care is evidenced based and of a high standard. The postholder will be required to act as a mentor/preceptor and is required to teach and supervise all staff working within the team. The post holder will effectively induct new staff into the Trust/department in accordance with the Trust's induction programme and facilitate the personal and professional development of staff. This involves identifying training and development needs, providing suitable development opportunities and evaluating development actions in accordance with the Trust's appraisal and training procedures. The postholder will monitor the level and standard of work undertaken by junior staff and to guide, coach and advise them as appropriate and will be expected to demonstrate the Homerton Trust values working well within the multidisciplinary team to deliver the best possible safe quality care for the babies and their families.

If this resonates your interest, please complete your application online and highly encourage for you to arrange an informal visit to our Neonatal Unit.

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Interview Date: In October

Main duties of the job

Main duties include:
  • To provide clinical leadership in the band 6 role, offering expertise, advice, and support to all nursing staff.
  • To take a pro-active approach to the development of clinical skills within unit team, ensuring that practice reflects local standards and policies and are in keeping with relevant professional standards.
  • To keep abreast of all clinical developments within the profession and act as a resource for the junior staff, multi-disciplinary team, and parents.
  • To ensure the best interest of the babies are upheld at all times.
  • To review and reflect on practice in the clinical area and ensure that an awareness of evidence-based practice informs the way care is delivered in the unit.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well-regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

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 on this page.

The person specification below is not the full person specification but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • NMC Registered Nurse/ Midwife
  • 405/ Neonatal course/QIS training


  • NLS certification

Skills / Abilities


  • The ability to assess patients develop, implement and evaluate a plan of care.
  • The ability to effectively prioritise own workload.
  • The ability to communicate effectively.
  • The ability to safely administer medicines in accordance to Professional guidance on the administration of medicines in healthcare settings 2019 by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society(RPS)and Royal College of Nursing (RCN).



  • Neonatal nursing experience post neonatal qualification



  • Knowledge and understanding of confidentiality issues.
  • A level of nursing knowledge consistent with at least two years post registration experience and continued learning.

Trust Values


  • Understanding and demonstration of the Trust Values.

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Homerton Row


E9 6SR

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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