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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.

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.

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.

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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