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Neonatal Sister - Band 6

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37.5 hours per week
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£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
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University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

UHCW’S Level III Neonatal Unit provides a wide range of services to sick newborn babies and forms part of the South West Midlands Newborn Network . The unit currently looks after up to 8 Intensive care cots, 9 High dependency cots, 11 Special care cots and 6 Transitional care cots. Nurses at UHCW rotate regularly between all levels of cots to ensure your competencies are maintained. We are expanding our beds and we are looking for motivated neonatal nurses to join our team to help us achieve this.
The unit provides family centered care to a range of babies from those born extremely prematurely around 23 weeks gestation to term babies who are sick at birth. We offer therapies such as Nitric Oxide and Cooling, using state of the art, new equipment.

Over the years the unit has built an excellent reputation for high quality healthcare and outstanding career development. We support extended roles such as Transport nurses, Neonatal educational practitioners, Advanced neonatal nurse practitioners, Developmental care nurse & Infant feeding nurse roles. We also encourage development onto Mentoring and Management courses to help you progress to your career. Our team of nurses help support parent resuscitation training, Sibling support sessions as well as monthly parent coffee mornings and yearly ‘Graduate’ parties. We are proud to have a team of UHCW change makers on the unit who are given time to drive communications between staff and higher management as well as promoting a social, nurturing environment for staff.

Due to a huge expansion and investment in our service as well as internal promotions, the units nursing establishment has been increased. We therefore require experienced, motivated, innovative, dynamic and friendly band 6 Neonatal Specialist Nurses to join our expert team of clinical staff.
If you have 18 months experience post course and are interested in this exciting opportunity to join our enthusiastic multidisciplinary team delivering excellence in neonatal care then we would love to hear from you.

We welcome informal visits or discussion to explore what we can offer you. To request an appointment please contact Sue Aucutt, Andrea Davies or Rose Blake on 02476966668 / 02476967316

Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.
The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positive

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

For further information Please contact: Andrea Davies/ Sue Aucutt or Rose Blake 02476 966668


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