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Neonatal Transitional Care
Band 3/4 (progression)
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (full and part time hours available)
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Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
£22,816 - £27,596 pro rata (dependant on experience)
Salary period
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Transitional Care Nursery Nurse

Band 3/4 (progression)



Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, experienced individual passionate about supporting families and providing clinical care to babies receiving family integrated Transitional Care.   

The role of the Transitional Care Nursery Nurse is to support the families to care for their babies and help them to prepare for going home.

This post progresses from Band 3 to Band 4 following completion of the Neonatal Foundation Programme and associated specialist practical competencies.

Main duties of the job

To work as a skilled member of the nursing/midwifery team, to provide a high standard of holistic family integrated care to babies and their families on Transitional Care

Ability to promote and establish good relationships with families.

To communicate effectively at all levels within the multi-disciplinary team.

Responsible for delivering effective, specialised, high quality care, ensuring the area of work runs smoothly and efficiently.

Works under the supervision of a Senior Registered Practitioner.

Works within the boundaries of existing competence, adhering to local and national protocols / standard operating procedures and policies.

Delivers high standards of compassionate, dignified care, managing their time accurately and efficiently in cooperation of other staff members, tasks and resources effectively.

Undertakes training, assessment and facilitation of peers and other staff as required.

To support Senior Registered Practitioners in their duties and contribute to the holistic care of patients as part of a Multi – Disciplinary Team.

To ensure that the environment is clean, safe, tidy and welcoming for patients and visitors.

To undertake rotational work within the department including transitional care as / if required.

Working for our organisation

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target.  All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


Delivering a high standard of safe, compassionate nursing care, recognising and incorporating the specific needs of patients.

Undertaking assessment, planning and delivery of care.

Utilising a problem-solving approach to patient care.

Promoting and delivering health education within the clinical area for infants and families.

Engaging and interacting with infants and families to include them in decision making and care planning.

Implementing and sharing good infection prevention and control practices.

Adhering to Trust infection control, decontamination and cleanliness policies.

Adhering to COSHH regulations.

Promoting the safety and wellbeing of infants and families and visitors.

Following a programme of training and assessment, take responsibility for individual patient care under the supervision of a trained Nurse/Midwife as allocated by the Nurse/Midwife in charge, undertake the following procedures/ activities for infants and families requiring special and high dependency care:

Demonstrate an understanding of, assess, evaluate care in relation to infant hygiene, nutritional care, thermoregulatory care, monitoring and undertake associated practical aspects within sphere of responsibility.

Carry out daily checks and cleaning of specialised equipment used for infant feeding/Neonatal care.

Support and assist mothers in breast-feeding/expressing.

Care for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome and associated observations.

Participate in Transitional Care wards rounds, helping to represent the families.

Ensure environment is adequately stocked with all necessary consumables family require to care for their infant.

Act as an advocate, liaise, report and document any relevant nursing or social issues to the Registered Nurse/Midwife

Demonstrate a basic understanding and practice of Child Protection including legislation and procedures and attend social care meetings as/if required.

Engage and interact effectively with families, encouraging them to be actively involved in planning and delivering care to their infant.

Take a primary role in care planning, family education and preparation for discharge.

Be an NLS provider.

Undertake parent IBLS training.

Undertake transfer of infant’s care to other wards, the Neonatal Outreach Team and discharge to their home environment.

Please see the attached job description and person specification for full details.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Educated to NVQ Level 3, diploma level or equivalent
  • Experience of working within a Neonatal Unit or Transitional Care Environment


Essential criteria
  • Extensive experience within settings
Desirable criteria
  • Passion for family integrated care

Experience and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Additional specialist feeding study/qualification evidence
Desirable criteria
  • Unicef training and / or lactation training

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

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 Greenhill
Job title
Neonatal Matron
Email address
Additional information

Sarah Harvey-Hurst, Maternity Matron: