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Qualified in Speciality Neonatal Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Women & Newborn - Neonatal Unit
Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Other
37.5 hours per week (Full time / part time)
Job ref
Princess Anne Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 pa pro rata
Salary period
30/06/2021 23:59

Job overview

Southampton Neonatal Unit is looking for Post Registration qualified in specialty band 5 nurses to join its award winning unit. You
will be a RN/RSCN/RM/RN-Child able to demonstrate knowledge of the neonatal specialism, with an ability to provide excellent
clinical care and a willingness to learn and expand on a range of specialist skills.

We will offer you continued education, opportunities in care covering the full ITU spectrum of services and the chance to work with a
supportive and dedicated team. Here at UHS, we recognise the significant contribution your skills and expertise make. In light of this
we are offering a one off payment of £4000 (pro rata) to new external applicants with active NMC pins and a relevant post-registration
neonatal nursing qualification appointed within our neonatal services, to show our commitment to you. In exchange, you will be committed to remaining with your allocated ward area for a minimum of 12 months.

Main duties of the job

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.

Working for our organisation

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you
aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff
engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a
range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London.

The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than
London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


You will be caring for babies and their families across all areas of the neonatal unit working with the MDT as required.

You will be a skilled member of the Neonatal Unit Team providing optimal patient care both within the neonatal unit and during transfers. To participate in the organisation and management of the Unit.




The unit can provide a wide range of varied experiences, if your passion is for Special Care, we can support this as your primary role, and likewise, if Intensive Care is your interest, there are many projects for you to be involved in. If you are dynamic and have the skills and motivation our career and education pathway is able to take your career all the way from Band 5 to Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.


Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • RN Child, RSCN,RM
  • Adult branch with relevant intensive care experience or experience of working with children/babies.
Desirable criteria
  • Mentorship module


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working with children
  • Recognised post qualifying module in neonatal care.
  • Some experience of working on a neonatal unit.

Aptitudes and skills

Essential criteria
  • Enthusiastic attitude
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Acknowledges strengths and limitations
  • Desire to progress within neonatal care
Desirable criteria
  • Assertiveness

Personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work within a large multiprofessional team
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Clear rationale for applying for post.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good command of the English language
  • Smart in appearance

Trust values

Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Outside interests

Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of teamwork outside of work
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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

Andrea Robson
Job title
Email address
Telephone number
023 8120 6001
Additional information

Laura Campbell




Stephanie Potter

Sister / Education Team


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