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Band 6 Paediatric Sister/Charge Nurse

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
5 May 2024

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Do you want to be part of our growing team at an exciting time? Do you have a passion for delivering high quality care to children, young people, and their families in the emergency department? We have vacancies available forqualifiedchildren's nurses' band 6 to join our fantastic team,

Is your nursing passion working in a fast-paced environment where every day is different, expanding your knowledge and expertise in a variety of specialities as well as learning leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills? Then this is the job for you

This vacancy offers the opportunity to be part of a growing, vibrant team, providing effective health care to the people of the West Midlands and working to bring about dynamic change in the way patients requiring health care are managed.

Heartlands Children's Emergency Department is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation within the west midlands.

The Children's Emergency Department (CED) is a very busy department treating over 40,000 patients a year and caring for infants, children and young people aged 0-15 years of age.

We are currently expanding our footprint within the children's Emergency Department. We have increased our nursing workforce by recruiting a Paediatric Matron, Senior team of nurses and additional ACP and ENP's as well as a designated Practice Educators for staff within CED to help support and develop new skills along their journey.

Main duties of the job

* To be fully aware of local policies and procedures and those for the Trust

* To be aware of own training needs and developmental needs within the clinical environment.

* To deliver patient care using the philosophy of individualised patient care.

* To participate in Health Education.

* To report on care given, to other members of staff, communicating changes as they occur.

* To liaise with other health care professionals.

* To be aware of and respect the patient's rights for confidentiality.

* To be conversant with the 'Code of Professional Conduct' in duties.

* To be professionally accountable for all actions during working shift.

* To supervise student/learner nurses and healthcare assistant nurses in the giving of patient care.

* To be aware of Area Child Protection Committee policies and procedures and take appropriate action to Safeguarding children.

* All employees must comply with the Trust Infection Control Policy. All employees must attend infection control training as required within their department or as directed by their line manager

Our Values




About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note*: For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Registered Paediatric Nurse on the NMC register


  • Health care management / leadership qualification



  • * Substantial post registration experience working in a complex health care setting / Acute NHS care setting supervising / mentoring junior staff
  • * Evidence of professional /clinical knowledge in area supplemented by specialist clinical and or managerial training and CPD
  • * Can demonstrate understanding / experience / willingness to be a practice based supervisor / assessor as detailed in the Nursing & Midwifery Council ( NMC ) standards for student supervision and assessment
  • * Professional portfolio which demonstrates continuing professional development, evidence of ability to maintain professional registration
  • * Relevant and recent clinical experience within the speciality /acute care setting, including the supervision /education of junior staff
  • * Experience of mentoring undergraduate students
  • * Evidence of ability to lead /coordinate a shift /area of department
  • * Experience in learning from incidents /complaints and supporting changes in practice.
  • * Demonstrable ability, experience, passion in the following:
  • * Leadership
  • * Team Building
  • * Managing resources
  • * Time management
  • * Role modelling
  • * Change management / clinical developments
  • * Clinical governance
  • * Audit and research
  • * Workforce planning / management
  • * NHS policy and political awareness

Additional Criteria


  • * Demonstrates specialist expertise underpinned by theory acquired through CPD
  • * Evidence of involvement and leadership in teaching and mentoring learners
  • * Competence in expanded clinical practice associated with the role
  • * Excellent Communication skills /written / verbal / IT
  • * Ability to work under pressure across competing demands
  • * Ability to articulate the principles of safeguarding and mental capacity
  • * Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • * Approachable and friendly
  • * Supportive
  • * Flexible
  • * Well organised
  • * Effective communicator
  • * Sound clinical reasoning and decision making
  • * Ability to perform in complex and challenging situations
  • * Ability to inspire and lead a team
  • * Ability to work flexible shift pattern, where required to include rotation to day /night duty and unsocial hours according to service need

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Heartlands Hospital

Bordesley Green E


West Midlands

B9 5SS

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