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Deputy Neonatal Sister/Charge Nurse

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum, (pro-rata if part-time)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

Various Hours Part time/Full Time will be considered

We strongly recommend informal visits to the unit.

Are you a dedicated and passionate qualified in speciality neonatal nurse? Are you looking for a challenging career move where you can make a difference? Then you might want to consider joining our exceptional team here at University Hospitals Leicester, where we provide 44 cots for sick premature (22 weeks gestation plus) and term new-born infants who require both surgical and medical intervention.

Main duties of the job

We also care for infants requiring cardiac intervention pre and post-surgery. We are proud to host and run the neonatal homecare community service for the South Hub of East Midlands Neonatal Operational Delivery Network covering Leicester, Northampton and Kettering and we are privileged to host CenTre Neonatal Transport service.

The Leicester Neonatal service, with a bespoke research team, is at the forefront of Neonatal care. Due to providing the full range of neonatal care, your development and career options within our service are endless. We are dedicated to nurturing our team to develop and fulfil their potential as skilled neonatal nurses in the area that interests them most.

We are beginning our journey to expand by an additional 6 intensive care cots, which is the first stage in our reconfiguration plan. The ultimate plan will see a flagship maternity and neonatal hospital built within our current grounds at the Leicester Royal Infirmary providing care to 70 neonatal infants, including 2 unit-based neonatal ECMO cots. We require an enthusiastic, motivated, dynamic and highly skilled neonatal nurse to be part of our welcoming and friendly senior team.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for all essential and desirable criteria required for the role.

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:

o We focus on what matters most

o We treat others how we would like to be treated

o We are passionate and creative in our work

o We do what we say we are going to do

o We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Leadership and supervision of staff through effective clinical leadership and management. Deputising for the Sister/Charge Nurse in coordinating the unit in their absence. Coordinate designated clinical area, allocating workload and staff appropriately. Responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence based nursing care to neonatal patients and their families Actively promote and contribute to setting and maintaining high standards of quality nursing care.

Actively contribute to the improvement of services and the quality of care provision to meet the needs of patients, service users and their families, Act as a professional and competent role model, mentoring, teaching, assessing and supporting students and learners on placements and participate in the education, development and mentorship of other staff members.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for all essential and desirable criteria required for the role.

As an organisation we support our colleagues with flexible working and want to support your work life balance.

We are keen to talk to you to discuss how we can work in partnership to deliver an excellent service to our patient and support you with working patterns to achieve a great work life balance.

Person Specification



  • A recognised Post Registration qualification in Neonatal Nursing or equivalent


  • Clinical leadership training



  • Clinical teaching and assessment of learners and students


  • Awareness of clinical supervision



  • Demonstrates leadership qualities


  • Ability to recognise and act upon stress levels in self and others

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