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SCBU Deputy Sister / Charge Nurse - Huntingdon

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

Are you a motivated, enthusiastic and ambitious Neonatal Nurse? Then we would love to hear from you. We are the Special Care Baby Unit based at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

Our Neonatal unit provides 2 high dependency cots and 8 special care cots, along side SCBU and a neonatal outreach service is also available. The unit currently provides short term intensive care, high dependency care and special care. Our team is highly skilled and knowledgeable professionals, who are passionate about delivering a provision of high quality service to babies and their families.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated neonatal nurse (RGN/RSCN/Child Branch) with post registration neonatal intensive care qualification) to join our friendly experienced team. You will have excellent clinical and communication skills. The successful candidate will lead/coordinate shifts, be able to work well independently and within the team.

They will also enjoy teaching and supporting junior staff as well as pre-registration student nurses.

This post involves a day/night rotation.

If you are and overseas candidate wishing to apply and would require sponsorship, you can determine the likelihood of obtaining a CoS for this post by assessing your circumstances against criteria specified on the website

About us

Our teams work hard to be flexible and promote a health work/home life balance and so agile working options are automatically considered for all roles within the Trust. Talk to the Recruiting Manager about what this means in practice for you.

Your package with us includes a lot more than just your pay and here area few of the additional benefits that are available to you as an employee:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement, starting at 27 days a year (for full time workers) plus bank/public holidays
  • Free staff car parking on all our hospital sites during this financial year
  • In-house Physiotherapy Services
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Emotional Wellbeing Service covering a range of online support, access to mobile apps and 24/7 counselling services
  • Subsidised meals at our hospital restaurants
  • Access to exclusive discounts, cashback and vouchers via NHS Discounts and Blue Light Card

If you share our values and vision and are passionate about working with people on what matters to them, you could be a real asset to Team North West Anglia .

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Be self- motivating in ensure the delivery of effective and sensitive evidence based care to a high standard at all times.
  • To act as a role model to more junior members of the team.
  • Be confident and competent in all areas of nursing practice within sphere of responsibility, enabling delivery of total patient care.
  • Assess the needs of patients within the clinical area, plan and implement individualised holistic nursing care.
  • To act as an advocate for patients wherever they are within the Trust and hospital setting and to advise colleagues on all matters concerning the nursing care of patients.
  • Play an active role in health promotion activities.
  • Ensure that Trust policies and procedures are complied with within the unit, informing the ward manager of matters, which affect the implementation of the agreed policies.
  • Ensure that standards recommended by professional bodies such as the NMC are adhered to and upheld within the unit. Comply with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and Scope of Professional practice.

For further information please see the attached job description and personal specification.

Person Specification

Education and Qualification


  • Registered Nurse Adult or Child
  • Qualified in Speciality (Neonates), ENB 405 or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years post registration experience on a neonatal unit at Band 5
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Evidence of Neonatal Advanced Life support training
  • Experience of mentorship/teaching for trained and untrained staff
  • Experience of supporting and teaching junior colleagues


  • Experience of project work as lead or active participant
  • ENB 997/8 or relevant teaching qualification
  • Participation in leadership programme eg Leo or Chrysalis



  • Excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of nursing within this clinical area
  • Knowledge of NMC Codes of Conduct and/or guidance of professional practice
  • Awareness of Health and Safety and Risk Management Strategies.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of child protection issues
  • Knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Ability manage own time effectively and that of junior colleagues
  • Ability to work flexibly as part of a team


  • Experience of Clinical Supervision
  • Awareness of budget management



  • Flexibility to work over seven days per week, to support the delivery of a 24hr service



  • Experience of managing ward and leading the shift in absence of senior colleagues
  • A team player able to work well with others and demonstrate commitment to team objectives
  • Ability to work effectively in a busy environment
  • Ability to remain calm and work effectively in pressure situations
  • Experience of mentoring students and junior members of staff

Key Skills


  • Excellent verbal communication skills with all members of the health care team, colleagues, parents and carers.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the need for confidentiality at all times
  • Good multi -disciplinary skills (liaison)
  • Good written presentation skills and maintenance of accurate records.
  • Has a positive approach to patient and family centred care
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Willingness to promote and adapt to change as the team/organisation develops
  • Shows good leadership qualities - ability to assess situations, problem solve, identify solutions, support and challenge
  • Appreciates the significance of safeguarding and interprets this accurately for all individual


  • Willingness to actively participate in mechanisms to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the team through audit
  • Is up -to -date with legislation and current events

Emotional Awareness


  • Aware of the range of emotions in self and others
  • Demonstrates empathy for the concerns of others
  • Listens to and understands directly and indirectly expressed feelings
  • Encourages others to express themselves openly
  • Manages strong emotions and responds constructively to the source of problems
  • Shows respect for others' feelings, views and circumstances
  • In highly stressful situations keeps own feelings in check, takes constructive action and calms others down


  • Has a range of mechanisms for dealing with stress, can recognise when to use them and does so
  • Listens to personal comments without becoming defensive



  • Has a balanced understanding of self and others
  • Has a realistic knowledge of personal strengths and areas for development
  • Can demonstrate flexibility of approach
  • Shows a realistic appreciation of the challenges of working with children
  • Self-awareness - can identify own strengths and weaknesses and use reflection

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