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Staff Nurse

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year
Closing date
30 May 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

Birmingham Childrens Hospital is part of Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust and is the UKs leading specialist Paediatric centre, caring for sick children and young people between 0 and 16 years of age. The specialist centre has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission and is the first childrens hospital of its type in the country to receive such an accolade.

We are one of the leading Cardiac Centres in the UK along with Liver, Renal and Neurosurgical centres caring for children across a huge geographical area spanning the Midlands and further afield. We also have one of largest the Paediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Units in the country.

Surgery B consists of 5 inpatient ward areas Ward 1 Renal, Ward 8 Liver, Ward 10 Neurosurgical and Wards 11 & 12 Cardiac

Main duties of the job

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic Band 5 staff nurses to come and join our amazing teams on a rotational basis. If you are Newly Qualified or an experienced nurse ready to take the next step in your career and you are compassionate and committed to delivering high standards of care then we want you in our group.

We are committed to supporting your personal and professional development with a range of educational opportunities for you.

We have vacancies on all our inpatient wards, so please get in touch for more information or an informal chat. We would love to hear from you.

For further information regarding for the post please contact Tracey Dawson (Lead Nurse Surgery B) on 07826998948 or Alia Mahmood (Ward 10 Ward Sister) on 0121 333 9096

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families.

Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care; more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas. Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care. Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • RN Child (or RN Adult for PICU/Theatres/ED with specialty specific experience)
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Evidence of recent and ongoing professional development


  • BSc degree (+ - Hons level
  • Mentors and assessors course

Professional/Managerial/Specialist Knowledge


  • Able to plan and prioritise daily workload to ensure high quality and safe care for children and young people
  • IT skills: Basic computer skills
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Time management skills

Analytical and Judgement Skills


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Able to think quickly in a rapidly changing acute environment



  • 1 years experience in an acute paediatric setting
  • Evidence of supervising and assessing students
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in childrens nursing

Personal Skills/Abilities and Attributes


  • Excellent communication skills. Able to communicate effectively in challenging situations

Other Requirements


  • Demonstrate alignment with the values and beliefs of the Trust
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practices of equality and inclusion
  • Understand the importance of effective team working
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Flexible across hours of work to meet service need including nights and weekends
  • Demonstrate conduct and behaviours in keeping with the NMC Code

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