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Neonatal Charge Nurse

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 a year Per annum (Pro rata)
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Neonatal Nurse to join our friendly team as our new Charge Nurse.

Working alongside our Ward Manager and fellow Charge Nurses you will lead and co-ordinate a dedicated team of nursing and support staff in the delivery of a high standard of nursing care.

So if you are passionate about neonates and you want to help promote and drive forward top-quality neonatal care for all the families we care for, please apply today.

Main duties of the job

If successful, some of your duties will include:
  • To monitor the practice and effectiveness of nursing actions, ensuring these are carried out with full regard for the safety of the patient and staff involved.
  • To ensure that delegation of tasks is performed equitably, effectively, in accordance with the nurse's individual skills, development needs and within clear parameters of responsibility.
  • To ensure effective communication within the team and externally throughout the 24 hour period.
  • To ensure feedback mechanisms are in place, directing and encouraging as appropriate.
  • To provide specialist nursing advice or nursing practice within the ward/department, and provide advice to other wards/departments within the Trust.
  • To evaluate the effects of nursing actions and plan improvements for the benefit of the service.
  • To identify opportunities for improvement in services and where appropriate implement change process.
  • To support the practice of family centered care and enhance parental / carer's participation in care.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for full details of this rewarding and interesting role, where you will be encouraged and supported to develop your skills, knowledge and career if you would like to progress.

Person Specification



  • Previous experience as a Band 5 Neonatal Nurse


  • Previous experience as a band 6 neonatal nurse



  • Neonatal intensive care qualification


  • Leadership course/qualification

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust





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