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Neonatal Staff Nurse

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Tunbridge Wells
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
The Neonatal Unit at The Tunbridge Wells Hospital is a Level 2 unit comprising of 18 cots, caring for babies from 27 weeks gestation.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in a purpose built Neonatal Unit, specialising in providing an environment promoting quality family centred care and we are proud to be Bliss accredited and BFI stage 2

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated member of staff to join our friendly, dedicated team.

Main duties of the job

Experience would be an advantage although we offer further opportunity for trainingand development, and actively support any continuing professional development you may wish to undertake.

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Would you like to work flexibly?In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Following your Corporate Induction you will be expected to attend the Trusts 2-week Induction Programme for RNs, NAs, RMs, ODPs and Paramedics. The programme is full-time (please emailmtw-tr.professionalstandards@nhs.netif this is problematic)and will involve travel to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area, classroom-based sessions and e-learning.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check atEnhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

We support our staff with disabilities to ensure they have the adjustments they need to be the best they can be in the workplace. Collaborating with Access to Work means that our staff are assessed by experts in the workplace and we ensure that their recommendations are implemented as quickly as possible. You can find out more here: Access to Work: get support if you have a disability or health condition: What Access to Work is - GOV.UK (

Interview Date: 23rd July 2024

Person Specification



  • UK RCN/RN/RM professional registration
  • Evidence of a relevant post-registration professional development.


  • Diploma or equivalent, neonatal course
  • Mentorship course/Qualified Practice Assessor



  • Experience as student/registered nurse


  • Experience of multi-disciplinary working
  • High dependency nursing care of the sick infant
  • In speciality may be advantageous



  • Knowledge of current clinical evidence based practice
  • Knowledge and understanding of current changes in NHS and Social Services
  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical governance
  • Knowledge of current professional issues relating to nursing
  • Understanding of equal opportunities
  • Understanding of patient confidentiality



  • Ability to work towards support and managing a case-load of patients including assessment, planning, monitoring and evaluation, including providing health promotion and education to patients and carers
  • Ability to organise and deliver a high standard of nursing care
  • Ability to demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to liaise effectively with members of the Primary Health Care team and other agencies
  • Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise work
  • Ability to act as a role model
  • Computer skills

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Tonbridge Road

Tunbridge Wells


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