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Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse - Band 5

Job Reference: 259-161005RLH-10AD

Barts Health NHS Trust
The Royal London Hospital - NICU
The Royal London Hospital, London
£26,554 - 34,495 pa inc.

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

Are you a currently a midwife, adult or children’s nurse with at least 6 months post registration experience? Would you like to consider diversifying into neonatal nursing?

We will be providing you with an opportunity to meet senior nurses from the neonatal team to discuss career opportunities and continuing professional development within this specialist field.

On the day:

  • You will be invited to take a guided tour around our state-of-the-art facilities
  • Meet the team and discuss career opportunities. You are free to ask whatever you want to know
  • Undertake assessments and interviews on the same day


Our Unit

The neonatal unit at Royal London hospital aims to provide a safe, high quality and family-centred environment, which meets the holistic needs of the neonate and families in our care.

It is a level 3 Tertiary unit providing care for babies born at 23 weeks and above. Cooling, ROP service and specialist surgeries for East London and South Essex for any gestation aged neonate are a few of the services we provide.

We have capacity for 37 cots comprising of 11 intensive care cots, 12high dependency cots and 14 special care costs. There are also 6 transitional care bedrooms where parents can stay with their baby, which is known as ‘rooming in,’ before they are discharged home.

Our Central delivery suite manages approximately 5,000- 6,000 deliveries per year, with a 10-15 per cent admission rate. As a level 3 unit we also receive babies from other level 1 and level 2 units for medical and surgical escalation of care.

Education and Support

We have a dedicated education team comprising of two practice development facilitators and two clinical practice development facilitators.


In order to be short listed for this role, please provide a supporting statement detailing why you would like to work within neonatal nursing.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Joanne Castro on

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.

Our people strategy for 2019-2022 sets out our priorities and an action plan to meet our ambition. In this strategy, we set out the deal we are offering to you in return for living and breathing our values so that they shape everything that you do every single day.

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.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Barts Heath NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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