Ward Sister (Ward 18)

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Birmingham Children's Hospital is part of Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust and is the UK's 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 children's hospital of its type in the country to receive such an accolade.

We are one of the largest Principal Treatment Centres for Paediatric Cancer in the country and provide care for children with Cancer across a huge geographical area spanning the Midlands and further afield. We are also one of two national centres for treating Retinoblastoma and we also have one of the largest Paediatric Stem Cell Transplant Units in the country.

As the ward sister/manager of ward 18 the paediatric haematology/oncology ward you will be leading one of the services in-patient wards.

Main duties of the job

The Haematology and Oncology Services are housed within our bespoke state of the art building Waterfall House building and our services are delivered over two floors. Our Outpatient areas spans across a whole floor offering ambulatory care for children with cancer and non-malignant haematology disorders. Our inpatient floor consists of two wards with a total of 31 beds. Ward 19 is our designated Stem Cell Transplant ward and Ward 18 is our inpatient ward, caring for and treating patients aged 0-16 years with cancer and non-malignant haematology disorders.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced paediatric nurse ready to take the next step in their career. The successful candidate will provide strong and clear leadership to the nursing team and work closely and collaboratively with the medical team and wider Multidisciplinary team. You will be passionate and enthusiastic about ensuring our patients and families receive the best care possible, driving forward standards and leading on service improvements.

If you are dynamic, motivated, forward thinking and have a natural drive to deliver high standards of compassionate care then we want to hear from you because this is the job for you! In return we will offer you a bespoke personal and professional development plan to support you in your role.

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



  • RSCN/RN Child Branch
  • Current NMC registration
  • Certificate in management/approved management training/equivalent management experience
  • Appropriate child protection Training
  • Teaching/Mentoring qualification
  • Recognised haematology / oncology/high dependency


  • BSc degree in Nursing
  • Clinical leadership Course e.g. ILM, BCH Team Maker/Player



  • Evidence of on-going and current professional development Essentia
  • Knowledge of and ability to work within the Trust and wider NHS policies
  • Knowledge of the Trusts safeguarding policies and procedures and the ability to raise concerns appropriately


  • Extensive knowledge at Band 6 or above of Paediatric haematology/oncology



  • Evidence of managing staff and dealing with difficult situations
  • Evidence of leadership roles
  • Understanding of clinical governance and risk assessment
  • Experience of implementing a change in practice
  • Evidence of audit or research projects


  • Experience in budgetary management and control, or the willingness to acquire



  • Good computer skills using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point) and IT systems such as Vesper, ESR, Ormis, Lorenzo, E-Roster, Oracle etc.

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust




B4 6NH

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