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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/12/2018.

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NICU Nurse Band 6

Job Reference: 339-LMH9933-A

North Bristol NHS Trust
Southmead Hospital, Bristol
£28050-£36644 per annum

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Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the neonatal team at Band 6 level in one of the largest Trusts in the country. We are looking to expand our established senior nurse team with enthusiastic and dedicated nurses. North Bristol NHS Trust is the largest Trust in the South West region. The neonatal unit has some of best rates of mortality and morbidity in the UK (MBRACCE 2016).


The department of Neonatal Medicine is within the Division of Women’s Health and Care of the Newborn, and provides care for all the 6,000 infants born at Southmead and medical tertiary care for babies in the South West Neonatal Network.


The Neonatal Intensive care unit comprises up to 34 cots of which up to 16 are for intensive care/high dependency. Conventional ventilation, high frequency oscillation and inhaled nitric oxide are all available. Intensive care referrals are accepted from the northern half of the South West Neonatal Network on a shared basis with St Michael’s Hospital, which also provides a local and regional service for neonatal surgery. The majority of extreme preterm infants in the northern part of the South West Neonatal Network are cared for at Southmead. The unit admits approximately 750 babies (>100 babies of <1500g) and undertakes approximately 4500 days of intensive and high-dependency care per year.


Southmead also provides a tertiary service in neonatal neurology and managing babies with post haemorrhagic ventricular dilatation. There are facilities for CT and MRI scanning in the hospital as well as cerebral function monitoring and neurophysiological testing in NICU.


Family integrated care is at the forefront of our ethos and we are working towards the BLISS charter and we have just submitted the stage 1 application for UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative for neonatal units.


We value nurse education at the unit and have an established practice development team to support and guide our nursing staff.


Bristol is a vibrant multicultural city and home to the famous balloon fiesta.

For further details / informal visits contact: (Matron) (Ward manager) (Practice development sister)

The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 4141151.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

We are committed to Equal Opportunity - Job Share Applications are welcomed.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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