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Sister/Charge Nurse - Neonatal Transitional Care

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata/pa
Closing date
6 Mar 2024
As a Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse on our units you would be expected to support the senior management team with the day to day general running of our Neonatal Transitional Care units. At the Royal Derby Hospital (RDH) the Transitional Care Unit (number of TC cots to be confirmed) will work closely with our 24 bedded Local Neonatal Unit. At Queens Hospital Burton (QHB) there will be 4 Transitional Care cots, alongside an 8 bedded Special Care Unit.

You will be expected to act in a professional manner at all times, ensuring that the service is clinically effective in line with local and national development plans, Trust policies and procedures.

You would be required to support Junior staff and students and provide specific clinical knowledge and advice to a multi-professional team.

Your role would include day and night shifts, including weekends and there would be an expectation to work across both the RDH and QHB sites.

Both full and part time applications will be considered.

Main duties of the job

To support the Senior leadership team, along with assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating family centred care in a safe and caring environment.

You must be an experienced Neonatal nurse, who is enthusiastic and committed to providing high quality, evidence based care.

Experience as a Shift Coordinator on a Neonatal Unit would be desirable. This post is based cross site, covering both Derby and Burton to fully meet the needs of the Neonatal service.

You should have excellent communication and organisational skills and be able to utilise these effectively. You should be professional and a role model, leading by example and displaying exemplary standards of behaviour at all times.

You should be open and eager to learn new skills whilst also being able to provide guidance and support to Junior members of staff and students.

If you think you meet these requirements, then we would like to hear from you.

Closing date of applications: 04 March 2024

Interview date: 18 March 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Experience


  • Current NMC Registration
  • Mentorship study and experience
  • Demonstrable and Credible Neonatal Clinical Experience
  • Excellent communicator


  • Previous Management Experience
  • Leadership development
  • NLS
  • IT Literate

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


UHDB - cross site

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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