Neonatal Nurse/Midwife

East Cheshire NHS Trust
Victoria Road, Macclesfield
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
8 Dec 2023
We are not currently accepting applications from overseas trained Nurses who do not currently have NMC registration and are required to sit the OSCE exam.

An opportunity has arisen for a temporary band 6 Nurse/Midwife to join our Neonatal team in our friendly, level 1 unit at East Cheshire NHS Trust. We are seeking enthusiastic and highly motivated Nurses/Midwives with excellent clinical skills and enthusiasm for Neonatal care to join our friendly and supportive team. We strive to provide the highest quality care for the babies and families of East Cheshire, with a focus on Family Integrated Care (FIC).

There are 23 hours available at Band 6 on a Day/Night shift pattern

Applications are invited from nurses currently working as a Band 6 in a Neonatal Unit or suitably qualified band 5 nurses (QIS) with relevant experience on a neonatal unit.

Fixed Term until August 2024.

Main duties of the job

Band 6 Nurse/Midwife will be the shift leader of our 8 bedded unit and will have the opportunity to become involved in various Champion roles, eg/ TC, BFI, FIC. We will offer the opportunity to exercise their experience and skills and have a direct input into how the unit functions.

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care, delivering the right care first time, every time.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters as part of ongoing monitoring.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification



  • NMC registration as Midwife/Nurse


  • Degree
  • Leadership course



  • Extensive knowledge of neonatal nursing



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to manage the unit as shift leader


  • Evidence of advanced clinical skills



  • Two years experience in speciality


  • Awareness of political issues affecting health care

Specific Job Requirement


  • The ability to work without supervision
  • Demonstrate leaderships skills
  • Ability to manage difficult situations


  • Ability to initiate and manage change

Other Role Requirements


  • Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for further details.

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

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