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Neonatal Sister

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5)
Job ref
Tunbridge Wells Hospital
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata
Salary period
15/03/2021 23:59
Interview date

Job overview

We are a Level 2 unit with 18 cots; 3 Intensive Care, 8 High Dependency and 7 Special care cots, and are part of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Neonatal Network. We are proud to be Bliss accredited and BFI stage 1.

We are looking for dynamic Band 6 neonatal nurses qualified in speciality.  A minimum of 6 months experience in the neonatal field is required. We have both full and part time roles available 

Main duties of the job

Are you enthusiastic, highly motivated and looking to join a friendly team? As an experienced nurse, you will be responsible for the delivery of high quality, evidence-based care to babies and their families. Your role will involve working clinically, taking charge of the Neonatal Unit for your shift and liaising with the multi-disciplinary team. We will provide you with opportunities to develop your clinical and managerial skills, as well as supporting you in continuing professional development.

Working for our organisation

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 500,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust’s core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites:  Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients – the first of its kind in the country.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be expected to attend the Trust’s Induction Programme for RNs, RMs and ODPs (which starts on the first day of employment).  The programme is full-time (please contact the programme lead if this is problematic: nicola.henthorn@nhs.net), lasts for two weeks and will involve travelling to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area and classroom-based study days which run from 9am to 5pm.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at enhanced level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

 We are passionate in supporting our staff to develop and have great opportunities for career progression. We take equality and diversity seriously and seek to empower all diverse groups within our trust. We seek to develop a culture where diversity in all its forms is celebrated. We are committed to ensuring that women are empowered to work at all levels of management and that working patterns are as flexible as possible giving all members of staff opportunity to flourish in using their skills for our patients. We work across our trust to enable those who consider themselves to have a disability both visible and invisible to have access to all they need to thrive in their work environment. We work with Stonewall to embed an inclusive and accepting culture for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. We have 78 nationalities working in our trust and we are proud of this. We are active in embracing the ethnic and cultural diversity in our trust. We work to empower people with any protected characteristic to have opportunities to work in an environment that helps them to contribute to the best of their ability, recognising and valuing the unique contributions each of us brings for best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Equality Act with zero tolerance for any discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with these protected characteristics

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • • RSCN/RN Child/RM
  • • ENB 405 or equivalent
  • • Evidence of relevant post-registration professional development.
  • • NALS
  • • Mentorship or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • • Obtained or working towards 1st level degree.


Essential criteria
  • • 6 months previous experience as a senior staff nurse/junior sister in the neonatal field or equivalent experience
Desirable criteria
  • • Experience of multi-disciplinary working
  • • Management experience


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of current neonatal practice
  • Knowledge of changes in the NHS
  • Knowledge of clinical governance
  • Knowledge of local diversities
  • Understanding of equal opportunities
  • Understanding of patient confidentiality
Desirable criteria
  • Budget management


Essential criteria
  • Support and manage case load
  • Plan, assess and implement care
  • Effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Work on own and as part of team
  • Experience of the appraisal process
  • Good computer skills
  • Act as positive role model
  • management experience
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Janice Anderson
Job title
neonatal Co-ordinator
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Lou Mair NNU Matron lou.mair@nhs.net