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Clinical Education Sister/Charge Nurse

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
14 Mar 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael's Hospital is one of the Lead centres for neonatal services within Bristol this tertiary unit provides intensive care for the population of Bristol and beyond. The Unit consists of 31 Cots, 15 Intensive, 8 High Dependency and 8 Special Care. The unit also supports 16 cots on the Transitional Care Ward. We provides care for very sick newborn infants with a wide variety of medical, cardiac and surgical conditions.

We are looking for an experienced enthusiastic nurse to join our Education team. As a Clinical Nurse Educator you will be expected to train and support members of the NICU team and need to show extensive evidence of knowledge and clinical expertise within the speciality.

You will also be expected to work with the Education team to update the Qualified in Speciality course that we run in partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE), in line with the arrival of national standards. You will be jointly responsible for organising and supporting the delivery of the QIS course, from January 2025.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as an integral member of the Multidisciplinary Team within University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust.

The post holder will have joint responsibility in organisation and management of the Neonatal Critical Care Course in partnership with University of the West of England (UWE). They will Manage and support the educational needs of the staff on NICU.

The post holder will utilize skills of clinical expertise, leadership, education and management to ensure a seamless service for patients, carers and staff.

They will work closely with the multidisciplinary team in hospital and UWE to ensure a co-ordinated quality service and will be actively involved in education, audit and research.

The post holder will be required to be available to work shifts 7 days a week.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification



  • Respectful
  • Innovative
  • Supportive
  • Collaborative

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience as a Senior Neonatal Nurse in a NICU environment.
  • Neonatal Knowledge including Cardiac and Surgical
  • Teaching and Mentoring Experience


  • Teaching in a HEI
  • Designing and implementing HEI accredited courses

Skills and Abilities


  • Effective communication skills, verbally and written
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Demonstrate an awareness of healthcare work and policies and procedures
  • Committed to providing high quality patient care
  • IT skills, basic word, Email, keyboard skills, data collection
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Able to demonstrate calm, caring patient manner/attitude
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to working within the health care and education settings
  • Experience of clinical governance, risk management and supporting patient safety initiatives


  • Experience of teaching groups
  • Excellent Presentation Skills



  • RSCN Part 8 / RN (Child Branch, Part 15) RGN, or RM
  • Qualified in speciality (QIS) in Neonatal care
  • Is Qualified in Neonatal speciality at degree level
  • Evidence of study and academic attainment at MSc level (7)
  • TLHP qualification or willing to undertake once employed
  • GCSE A*- C in both English Language and Mathematics or equivalent in these two subjects e.g. Certificates in Adult Literacy and Numeracy at Level 2
  • Teaching and mentoring qualification
  • NBLS and NLS

Language competency


  • Be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


St. Michaels Hospital

Southwell Street



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