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Band 6 Nurse - Neonatal Unit


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Band 6 Nurse - Neonatal Unit
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Part Time Hours Also Available)
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Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
£32,306 - £39,027 pa pro rata
Salary period
18/08/2022 23:59

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.


Job overview

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join us as a Band 6 nurse on our busy Level 2 Neonatal Unit. Full or part time hours would be considered.

The 32 cot unit consists of 12 ITU/HDU, 16 Special Care and 4 Transitional Care cots. The unit has a collaborative approach to care with good working relationships within the multi-disciplinary team and is lucky to be housed in a modern purpose built Women's Centre with excellent facilities for both staff and families. We practice Family Integrated Care and have special interest groups for Infant Feeding, Safeguarding, Developmental Care and Palliative Care. HOPE and SHED parent support groups are well embedded on the unit.

Main duties of the job

As an experienced member of the neonatal team, you will be responsible for the delivery of high quality, evidence-based care to babies and their families. You will need to have a relevant neonatal qualification and recent experience. Leadership experience would be useful but not essential as full support and training will be given.

Working for our organisation

All new staff are offered a 6-8 week supernumerary induction programme and assigned named mentors. Ongoing, continuous, professional development is an expectation of all Unit staff.

Opportunities to undertake Quality Improvement training and projects are available to all staff. Recent projects undertaken by staff have included the introduction of Family Integrated Care and implementing ACE awareness to reduce risk to babies and promote resilience in families. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Main responsibilities of the role include:

To act as advocate for the neonate.

To manage and professionally lead the nursing team in the clinical area in the absence of the senior nurse and as part of the multidisciplinary team.

To deliver and supervise patient care for the clinical area ensuring assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of a high standard of nursing care.

To manage caseload of patients within defined clinical area, whilst offering guidance to junior medical staff.

If you are interested in the above position and would like more information or would like to arrange an informal visit, then please contact: Nurse in charge on 0300 422 5529/5570.

Or e-mail Matron Karen Tomasino on

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Active registration with the NMC
  • Neonatal Qualification in Speciality with 1 year post registration experience
  • Newborn Life Support Certification
  • Training and experience in Safeguarding Children


Essential criteria
  • Recent experience of working as a Registered Nurse in a Neonatal Unit


Essential criteria
  • Communicate with clarity, sensitivity, fluency and effectiveness, both verbally and in writing.
  • Acts as a role model and are able to lead by example to ensure the Trust’s values and behaviors are reinforced throughout their area of practice.
  • Provide an excellent standard of nursing care to all dependencies of neonate and their families. Supervise provision of quality care by junior nursing staff. .
  • Able to effectively and appropriately escalate concerns to reduce risk and promote patient safety
  • Use initiative within the boundaries of the role whilst recognising their own limitations and taking appropriate action on things outside their sphere of responsibility.
  • Able to contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies/protocols/guidelines relevant to area of practice.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sophie Luckie
Job title
Senior Sister
Email address
Telephone number
0300 422 5129
Additional information

Mel Randles, Clinical Educator 0300 422 5129