B7 Charge Nurse- Neonatal Unit

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
20 Jul 2023
Job summary

To be clinically and managerially responsible on a shift by shift basis for the provision of:1. Appropriate staffing levels and skill mix.2. A high standard of direct nursing care.3. A safe supportive environment for staff, babies and relatives.4. Effective communication with all members of the multidisciplinary team within the Trust and external agencies.5. Timely transfer of babies back to their referring hospital.6. Supervision and teaching of junior staff and students.7. Appropriate documentation in line with Trust standard and NMC guidelines for record keeping.8. The post holder will be expected to work within all areas of the service.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for skilled neonatal trained nurses with excellent communication skills and proven evidence of leading and supporting a team of nurses to deliver high quality care to sick, premature babies. The successful applicant will be expected to work both short and long shifts as well as internal rotation to night duty. You must be NMC registered, in possession of a neonatal and equivalent of assessor qualification and have relevant recent experience at Band 6 level.

The Unit is one of three lead centres within the South London Neonatal Network and a tertiary referral centre for neonatal surgery. It has a large establishment of 150 nurses and support staff, ranging from Neonatal Assistants to Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners. The unit has a capacity of 40 cots, 12 of which are intensive care, 12 high dependency, and 16 special care. The unit also provides a neonatal community follow-up service.

This is a rotational post that will cover Special Care , High Dependency and Intensive Care.

About us

With nearly9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description for detailed information as to the role and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Neonatal Training
  • Mentorship Course or Practice Assessor Update/Course


  • Management or Leadership training
  • Bereavement Counselling



  • Recent relevant experience as a band 6
  • Experience of managing staff on a shift basis
  • Experience of dealing with and supporting bereaved parents


  • Experience of conducting appraisals
  • Experience of dealing with staff conflict
  • Experience of undertaking audits and writing action plans



  • Ability to prioritise work and co-ordinate the work of others
  • Good verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the application of leadership skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Able to use own initiative


  • Interviewing Skills
  • Stores/Resource Management



  • Able to accept, give and respond to constructive criticism
  • Respectful and sensitive to the needs of staff, parents and carers

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