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Bank Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

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Bank Band 8a
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Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
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Princess Royal Hospital/Royal Sussex County Hospital
Haywards Heath/Brighton
£24.81 per hour
31/10/2018 23:59

The neonatal unit is on 2 sites

  • Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU) on the 14th floor of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton
  • Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU)on the 2nd floor of the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.

The unit in Brighton provides a referral surgical neonatal intensive care service for Brighton and East and West Sussex. 

The Trevor Mann Baby Unit is the hub of the neonatal network, which covers:

  • Eastbourne
  • Hastings
  • Haywards Heath (Princess Royal Hospital)
  • Crawley
  • Redhill

There are approximately 3,500 deliveries per year in Brighton (there are 16,000 deliveries per year in Sussex).

The unit at Princess Royal Hospital is designated for babies who do not require intensive care. There are approximately 2,500 deliveries per year at the Princess Royal Hospital. 

Babies who do not require intensive care will be looked after on both sites, predominantly on the site they were booked in antenatally.  

There are 27 cots on the Trevor Mann Baby Unit, including 9 currently designated for intensive care and 8 for high dependency.

Another 8 cots are sited on the unit at Princess Royal Hospital.

There are facilities in the maternity unit in Brighton for fetal assessment and fetal medicine, and referrals are accepted for perinatal care prior to neonatal surgery.

You will work with a team of dedicated neonatal doctors and nurses striving to provide high quality care for babies and their families.

The post holder will be required to deliver an advanced level of clinical practice within the field of neonatal care. Working within agreed protocols and guidelines the ANNP exercises independent judgement to assess, investigate, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate the clinical care and management of premature, sick babies and their families.

The ANNP crosses the clinical boundaries between nursing and medical care enabling them to take on the role and responsibilities formerly undertaken by junior medical staff and works independently with clinical supervision provided by a Consultant Neonatologist. This includes working single-handedly out of hours with telephone support from a Consultant Neonatologist.

The ANNP works within the multidisciplinary team to deliver advanced clinical neonatal nursing and medical practice, education, support and clinical leadership.

You will have successfully completed formal education at Masters level on a recognised ANNP programme.

The post holder will use collaborative and independent judgement to assess, investigate, diagnose, plan, implement, manage and evaluate clinical nursing and medical care and management of babies.

The post holder will work within agreed BSUH Trust / Unit protocols and guidelines, which include resuscitation, initiation of treatment including mechanical ventilation, ordering and administration of drugs and intravenous fluids.

The post holder will provide expert professional advice to junior medical and nursing staff, less experienced ANNPs and parents/carers in respect of the management of their sick baby.

The post holder will develop the skills to work in the medical role in the neonatal transport team, operating independently with remote support from the Consultant Neonatologist.

The neonatal service has comprehensive support from -

  • paediatric radiology
  • paediatric surgery
  • perinatal pathology
  • pharmacy
  • echocardiography
  • audiology
  • ophthalmology
  • other tertiary specialists

Neonatal surgery is performed at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (RACH), and babies requiring intensive care are stabilised by the Transport Team on the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at RACH prior to transfer back to

Posts in the Trust are 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 Criminal Records Bureau to check for any previous criminal spent and unspent convictions, reprimands, and cautions.                             

Appointment to this role will commence at the lowest salary point unless confirmed otherwise by HR Employment Services (Recruitment, Administration & Terms and Conditions)

If this post attracts sufficient interest before the closing date, we may decide to close this vacancy at an earlier date, so an early application is advised. 

We are proud to be able to offer a variety of flexible working options and contracts. For further information please refer to the Flexible Working for Registered Nurses document which is attached to this advert.


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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

Lorraine Tinker - Head of Nursing – Children’s

01273 696955 Ext 2313


Dr Phil Amess - Clinical Lead for TMBU

01273 696955 Ex 4377

If you have problems applying, contact

01444 448692 / 448616