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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/05/2021.

Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Job Reference: 358-3067826-WOM

University Hospitals of Leicester
Neonatal Unit,
LRI, Leicester
£38,890 - £44,503 Uplift to band 8a upon successfu

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

We are seeking a dynamic and committed Registered Neonatal Nurse with a qualification in speciality to join our Neonatal team at University Hospitals Leicester. We are a very busy tertiary neonatal service and our maternity services deliver approximately 10,000 babies per year.

We are currently a 42 bedded unit split across two sites; The Leicester General Hospital and the Leicester Royal Infirmary. We are currently able to care for up to 10 ITU babies, 8 HDU babies and 24 SCBU babies. We are excited to announce that we have had funding approved for a new build bespoke maternity and neonatal hospital at the LRI site. This will see our service and capacity develop and expand significantly to 70 cots, and we would love you to be a part of it.

This is an exciting role which will see you start as a band 7 within the neonatal team, and follow a pathway that once successfully completed will progress you to a fully qualified ANNP at band 8a. The role is designed to support both the nursing and medical teams in the delivery, admission, assessment, treatment and discharge of babies from the Neonatal Intensive Care service. The role will also provide support for transitional care babies within postnatal wards and babies referred from the community to the jaundice clinic which is ANNP led. The creation of the ANNP led clinic was expedited in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and due to its success is planned to expand.

Your role will be to provide advanced levels of practice, knowledge and skills within a neonatal setting, and the provision of observation and assessment services. You will carry decision making responsibilities and act as a role model in the delivery of patient care to neonates, which will include undertaking physical examinations, history taking from parents and investigations resulting in provisional diagnoses and the development and initiation of treatment plans or referral to other services.

You will be supported by a team of 14 Neonatal Consultants, working alongside registrars, junior doctors, and an established team of 8 ANNPs and the nursing team to provide a high quality service to neonatal patients and their families.

You will need to be flexible in your approach to work and in the hours that you may be required to work in order that we can provide a service to neonatal patients and their families. A work plan and rota will be negotiated with you according to the needs of the service.

For further details / informal visits contact:


Joanna Behrsin

Job title

Neonatal Consultant & Head of Service

Email address

Telephone number

0116 258 7729

Informal visits are encouraged and we look forward to meeting you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Jo Behrsin Consultant Neonatologist/Head of Service 0116 258 7729

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

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If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

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We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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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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