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Senior Sister Neonatal Unit

Job Reference: 259-1745739RLH

Barts Health NHS Trust
Royal London Hospital, London
£44,347 - £50,549 per annum inc

With a turnover of £1.4 billion and a workforce of around 16,000, Barts Health is the largest NHS trust in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers. The Trust’s five hospitals – St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City, including the Barts Heart Centre, The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, Newham University Hospital in Plaistow, Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone and Mile End – deliver high quality compassionate care to the 2.5 million people of East London and beyond.

Recent improvements has led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home –electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms

So while we are improving, you can too - within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in a big, dynamic, busy, challenging but friendly and progressive hospital? Then come and join us at The Royal London Children’s Hospital whose services care for over 500,000 children and young people living in East London and beyond, which means we're the largest provider of children’s services in London and South Essex.

    • In 2015/16, there were over 104,000 children and young people attendances in our hospital
    • Last year, our paediatric and neonatal emergency services treated over 9,500 children - providing care for conditions ranging from extreme pre-term and sick neonates requiring medical and surgical care, to minor injuries and life-threatening illnesses in children.

The Royal London Hospital is a leading, internationally-renowned teaching hospital with one of the largest children's hospitals, one of the largest and only medical and surgical NICU in the east of London and South Essex plus one of the busiest paediatric Accident and Emergency services in London.

We are one of the capital's leading major trauma centres, and benefit from London’s Air Ambulance and Neonatal Transfer Service which are both based at The Royal London Hospital. They provide pre-hospital trauma care at the scene of serious incidents, retrieval and neonatal transfers within the M25.

We are seeking an highly motivated and dynamic Neonatal Intensive Care Senior Sister to come and join us and provide clinical skills and leadership within the existing established Neonatal Intensive Care nursing team. These are exciting times and the right person should look forward to being part of the expansion of our medical and surgical cot base, community neonatal service, neonatal outreach service and our community and ward nursing teams.

Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides Level 3 ITU, High dependency and Special care and treats some of the most seriously ill babies who come to us from across East London, South Essex and beyond. We also host the Neonatal Transfer Service (NTS) at The Royal London and our nurses rotate to (NTS) nursing shifts.

The role will also help develop the service to include expansion and build on the newly Nurse-Led-SCBU which is led by ANNP’s and supported by Neonatologists. The role will be part of an exciting opportunity to experience and be involved in building the nursing teams within the current 37 cot based NICU, support the ward manager and matron towards expansion of the PCCU & NTS.

The successful applicant will be/have:

    • Registered Children’s Nurse/ Registered Adult Nurs
    • Post Graduate Qualification in Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Nursin
    • Substantial experience within the Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Car
    • Evidence of change management

What can we offer you?

We are a friendly Children’s Hospital, and can offer several leadership development opportunities as well as the opportunity to continue professional development through attendance on relevant courses provided by both City and London Southbank and wider universities. There are advanced development courses available which will expand your horizons and enrich your professional career. There are opportunities for rotation between services and secondment in a variety of roles.

Therefore, if the above appeals to you, come for an informal visit on contact us below. Please note, interviews will take place in April 2019 .

For further details / informal visits contact:

Joanne Castro, Ward Manager NICU, ward 8D. / 020 359 40526


Deborah Jackson, Senior Nurse for PCCU & Neonatal Services. / 020 359 40542 mobile: 07908 838303

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

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Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so. As such, you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check as part of the recruitment process if appointed to a post with direct access to children or vulnerable adults.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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