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Neonatal ANNP

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Stoke University Hospital
Stoke on Trent
£47,126 - £53,219 pa
Salary period
31/01/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

Band 8a Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Full/Part time staff

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Stoke University Hospital (RSUH) site in Stoke-on-Trent for an Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Band 8a. RSUH is a £350 million state of the art hospital development that, along with County Hospital in Stafford, serves the population of Staffordshire and beyond, with both local and specialist tertiary services.

The Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care unit at RSUH is a Regional Intensive Care Unit within the West Midlands Neonatal Operational Network. The birth population is 7000 deliveries per year. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a modern purpose built unit with 6 intensive care, 6 high dependency and 14 special care cots and a co-located Transitional Care Unit with 10 cots. The birth population is 7000 deliveries per year. There are 600 NICU admissions and 630 TCU admissions each year, which includes tertiary referrals from other neonatal units within and outside the West Midlands Operational Network. The unit has facilities for conventional and volume targeted ventilation, HFOV, inhaled nitric oxide, cranial ultrasonography, echocardiography and therapeutic hypothermia. There are facilities for MRI and EEG in ventilated babies and weekday neonatal surgeons on site. NICU works closely with the Fetal Medicine Department.

Main duties of the job

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is part of the UHNM Child Health Directorate, which is one of the largest in the country, with many paediatric subspecialties receiving tertiary care referrals and a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. The Directorate offers you the opportunity to develop your career aspirations via a yearly appraisal and bespoke training and development plan with access, and support from, the Directorate and Corporate Educational and Development teams.  In return we are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner band 8a who, through interview and assessment, demonstrates a commitment to delivering exceptional care to babies and families.

Working for our organisation


University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.


We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will need to have the ability to work independently and collaboratively with the Neonatal Intensive Care team. The successful candidate will join an existing team of 6 ANNPs and will be expected to be able to work a tertiary neonatal unit and participate in clinical work on the tier one medical rota.

If you would like further information or to organise an informal visit then please contact;

Matron Emma Kelsall on 01782 672401

Person specification

Education and Qualification

Essential criteria
  • NMC Registration
  • ANNP qualification including nurse prescribing
  • Recognised neonatal qualification (ENB 405 or equivalent)
  • Teaching and assessing qualification ENB 997/998
Desirable criteria
  • NLS instructor


Essential criteria
  • Minimum 5 years neonatal intensive care experience as a band 5 nurse or above
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience as an ANNP
  • Membership of specialist and professional groups
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Emma Kelsall
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