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Neonatal Sister/Charge Nurse

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
8 Mar 2024
We are seeking a highly motivated Registered Nurse who is qualified in Neonatal speciality (QIS) to complement our neonatal team for a permanent B6 post. We currently have full time hours (37.5) available, or part time hours with a minimum of 23 hours per week. This post offers the opportunity to work in a level 1 Special Care Baby Unit which was the first in the country to be accredited GOLD as part of the Baby Friendly Initiative.

As part of the team, you will assess, plan, evaluate and implement care for a group of babies within our 7 cot unit. You will also be responsible for maintaining standards on the unit alongside your senior nursing colleagues in the team and supporting our junior nurses, nursery nurse and student nurses. Part of your role will include taking charge of the ward regularly which will provide you the opportunity to develop your operational management skills.

Main duties of the job

Strong, professional leadership qualities are needed at this level. It is critical to the quality of care, staff morale, and the learning environment.

In liaison with the Ward Manager and other Unit sisters / charge nurses, the post holder will be responsible for leading and co-ordinating a dedicated team of nursing and support staff to ensure the highest standards or care for patients on SCBU to incorporate the 6 C's.

To provide specialist knowledge to ensure practical and safe working environment acting as a resource for nursing and medical staff to ensure appropriate Neonatal nursing care.

To act as a role model and provide professional, clinical and managerial leadership to nursing staff within the Unit.

Positively influences the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of nursing care.

Contribute to managing the nursing and material resources of the ward in a flexible and cost effective way.

The post holder will adhere to NMC Code of Practice at all times and ensure ward compliance with and application of hospital policies and procedures.

Assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of Governance systems in the ward/department relating to Risk Management, Health and Safety and Controls Assurance.

About us

We believe all colleagues have a part to play in reflecting our values. These have been developed by teams across the Trust and provide a framework for our behaviours: we aim to show Kindness, Integrity, Teamwork and Equality in everything we do.

Staff members are entitled to 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays. This entitlement increases to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service.

We believe that flexible working should be offered wherever possible in order to provide a seven day service to our patients and to accommodate a work/life balance for our staff. Flexible working can be used in many different ways to meet the needs of staff and services. Opportunities may include:
  • Part-time roles
  • Job sharing
  • Flexi-time
  • Compressed hours
  • Career breaks
  • Home/agile working

We aim to show our staff recognition on a day-to-day basis by providing supportive and encouraging working environments. We also hold several events during the year to formally demonstrate our appreciation of our staff members' hard work and commitment to the Trust.
  • Long Service Awards: staff who have worked for the Trust for 25, 35 and 40 years are presented with a gift at an annual ceremony
  • Celebrating Success Awards: this annual ceremony recognises staff's contribution to the delivery of outstanding care

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification. If you have any questions, please contact Nina Kapur on 01423 557735

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC Register.
  • Qualification in Speciality (QIS) - Neonatal
  • Educated to post graduate level/ diploma in nursing or related field or equivalent experience.


  • Evidence of post registration education



  • Registered nurse -considerable post registration experience in Neonates
  • Experience of providing professional, clinical and managerial leadership to nursing staff

Employer details

Employer name

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust



Lancaster Park Rd,



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