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Registered Nurse Neonatal

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
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Furness General Hospital
Across Morecambe Bay
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum pro rata
Salary period
02/12/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

Do you want to work as part of a forward thinking, inspirational, innovative team ?

The Neonatal Service has vacancies for Band 5 registered nurses that have experience in the care of the preterm and sick infant.

You will be reliable, flexible, motivated and have a commitment to delivering high quality care to babies and families.
If you are looking for an opportunity to work with a team of professionals dedicated to placing the baby and family at the centre of everything we do, then we want to hear from you.

The Special Care Baby Unit at Furness General Hospital is a level 1 unit providing care for babies from 32 weeks gestation. There are 4 special care cots and 1 intensive care/ high dependency cot for sick or significantly preterm infants who require stabilisation prior to transfer to a level 2 or 3 facility via a dedicated Network Transfer Team.  The unit is integrated into the South Lakes Birth Centre, where there is also a transitional care facility. 

The post is based at Furness General Hospital, however you may be required to work at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary Neonatal Unit on occasions.

The Neonatal Unit at Royal Lancaster Infirmary is a 10 bedded Level 2 unit which includes 1 intensive care cot, 2 High Dependency cot and 7 Special care cots providing care for babies from 28 weeks gestation. Infants with gestation lower than 27 weeks are transferred to a tertiary facility via a dedicated Network Transfer Team.

Main duties of the job

Do you want to work as part of a forward thinking, inspirational, innovative team who have overcome significant challenges in the last few years, and to join us on our continuing journey towards excellence?

The Neonatal Service has vacancies for Band 5 registered nurses that have experience in the care of the preterm and sick infant.

You will be reliable, flexible, motivated and have a commitment to delivering high quality care to babies and families.

The neonatal team is supported by a specialist neonatal educator and a comprehensive induction package is provided to all new staff. We are committed to supporting our employees with a variety of opportunities that allow you to develop personally and professionally including the opportunity to rotate to other units.

Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Person specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Children’s Nurse or Registered midwife or Registered Nurse
Desirable criteria
  • Mentoring/ Assessing Qualification
  • Qualification in Speciality
  • Newborn Life support


Essential criteria
  • Relevant pre-registration experience of working with babies and children.
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of establishing effective communication

Skills ability and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable appropriate skills in nursing for babies and children
  • Basic life support skills
  • Able to respond rapidly to emergency situations
  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care
  • Able to work as an effective team member
  • Able to prioritise and manage time effectively.
  • Able to maintain accurate documentation
  • Basic IT skills
  • Willingness to advance competencies

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Helen Wallace
Job title
Special Care Baby Unit Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01229 403653
Additional information

Helen Wallace- Special Care Baby Unit Manager


Tel: 01229 403653 or 01229 403990


Heather Wood – CYP Matron


Tel: 01229 403749