Postnatal Nurse

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a passionate, committed Registered Nurse that is looking for a new and exciting challenge? Are you interested in joining a friendly team working in maternity?

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust have a new role for a Registered Nurse to join our maternity team providing care within our postnatal wards. As a Registered Nurse you would be working alongside our supportive Registered Midwives and multidisciplinary team to ensure that families receive safe, high quality care in the inpatient setting.

In order to be considered for this post, you must hold relevant UK NMC registration and the skills, experience and qualities that we are seeking. Please see Job description and person specification for full details. If you would like to hear more about the role please do not hesitate to contact Nicola Round Inpatient and Workforce Matron via email at

Main duties of the job

To deliver high standards of care in partnership with families in a safe and professional environment. You will be part of the Midwifery postnatal team that are responsible for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care in the postnatal period.

The post holder will be expected to contribute towards multi-professional management of care within our postnatal wards. This would include providing routine postnatal care following instrumental birth or caesarean section to enhance recovery and experience, providing support to postnatal women including undertaking maternal and neonatal observations in line with trust policy, administering medicines safely as part of planned medication rounds, management of wound, fluid balance and bladder care, prevention and management of pressure ulcers, support with infant feeding and other duties suitable to the role and grade of the post.

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



  • Register Nurse part one - child or adult
  • Current UK NMC Registration
  • Evidence of recent and ongoing professional development



  • Evidence of completion of an NQP programme
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practices of equality and inclusion



  • 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 and make analysis and independent judgements which may influence patient care
  • Able to plan and prioritise daily workload to ensure high quality and safe care
  • IT skills: Basic computer skills
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Time management skills
  • Have highly developed physical skills to complete procedures such as cannulation, injections, manipulation of syringe pumps for example, and the skill to bathe patients or lift or manoeuvre equipment.



  • Understand the importance of effective team working
  • Flexible across hours of work to meet service need

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Womens


B15 2TG

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