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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse - Band 6 NICU

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata. Dependant on experience
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Paediatric nurse, Neonatal nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Generous Neonatal NurseRelocation Packages upon Appointment

We are very excited to be looking for a motivated Junior Sister/Charge Nurse to join our friendly team in Bath. We want an enthusiastic practitioner with excellent assessment and communication skills, eager to develop their clinical neonatal and leadership skills. In return you will be supported by our skilled senior nursing and medical team. You will be passionate about improving neonatal care and improving the experience of babies and their families in the neonatal unit. You will support staff to enable them to maintain high standards of clinical care and act as a role model. You will also have excellent management and communication skills and take charge of the unit.

We have a purpose built unit designed for our family's and team needs. Family integrated care is our core focus. We are a UNICEF Neonatal Baby Friendly fully accredited unit which we're immensely proud of. We pride ourselves in our open and encouraging culture, for a team approach to quality improvement.

We serve a birth population of 5300 deliveries a year, designated as a level 2 local neonatal unit with 21 cots, 4 intensive, 3 high dependency and 14 special care.

We have a Transitional Care pathway whereby babies are cared for alongside their parents on the postnatal ward. We have an Outreach team and are actively involved in the South West Neonatal Network. We have a team of AHPs including a Psychologist who all offer fantastic added support.

Main duties of the job

Able to demonstrate effective clinical skills of a high quality, looking after special, high dependency and Intensive care babies. Able to demonstrate professional expertise and knowledge acquired through post registration academic study and clinical, leadership and management development. Managerial responsibility and accountability in the absence of the Lead Nurse, for the Neonatal Unit for the twenty four hour care delivery and management of the ward/area of work, including the supervision of staff and students. Expected to maintain a visible presence in the ward/area of work and provide a clear focus for effective clinical leadership to the nursing team .

Surrounded by vast green spaces the RUH is only a bus journey away from the main hustle and bustle of the City. Bath is exploding with cultural attractions and historical sights, a scene overflowing with places to eat and drink, with some of the finest independent shops in Britain.

There's plenty going on beyond the city, with stunning countryside to explore including the Cotswolds at less than an hour away, shopping Malls to visit in the City of Bristol and a trip over the Severn Bridge will take you straight into Wales.

About us

At the RUH we're proud to put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone's contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centred care we pride ourselves on.

We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks - celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.

A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.

We value staff wellbeing, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. We've even got a pool!

We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more about living and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about our extensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we're providing healthcare fit for the future with the landmark Dyson Cancer Centre and our passion for research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached to the vacancy a detailed person specification and job description for further information about this role.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Childrens Nurse, Adult Nurse or Midwife
  • Post Registration training in speciality


  • Teaching and assessing qualification eg FLAP or equivalent
  • NLS



  • NMC Registered Childrens Nurse, Adult Nurse or Midwife with 3 years relevant clinical experience


  • Management qualification/course

Employer details

Employer name

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust


NICU Princess Ann Wing, Royal United Hospital

Combe Park



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