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Neonatal Sister/Charge Nurse

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
25 Apr 2024
City Hospital Neonatal Unit has an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic, forward thinking professionally registered nurses with a Qualification in Neonatal Intensive Care Specialism to join our dedicated team. We are looking for nurses who have the appropriate knowledge, skills and flexibility that will enable them to work across all areas of the Neonatal Unit to care for our babies whilst supporting and empowering families within our special care and mixed acuity areas.

Main duties of the job

Your role will involve supporting students, colleagues and peers to lead our unit to deliver high standards of care embedding best evidence based practice to our patients requiring intensive neonatal nursing care supporting our unit to achieve BFI and BLISS baby charter.

We undertake advanced neonatal life support including initiating cooling, high frequency oscillation and nitric oxide here at SWB whilst stabilising babies that may require level 3 care within our Neonatal network.

Our families are empowered to care for their baby's needs with education from our team including nasogastric feeding, home oxygen and home phototherapy, supporting family centered care and maintaining close and loving relationships

About us

We are a 29 bedded Level 2 Local Neonatal Unit, incorporating 5 ITU, 5 HDU of mixed acuityand 19 SCBU beds admitting babies from 27 weeks plus. We have a dedicated Neonatal team including Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Allied Health Professionals and Neonatal Community Outreach Team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to the transformation of services in the ward environments and contribute to the wider organisation strategies in preparation for our move to the new Midland Metropolitan University Hospital due to open in 2024. This is an exciting time for our service and our teams as we work to facilitate the smooth relocation of inpatient services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of what this role entails

Person Specification



  • Critical Care experience in a neonatal unit
  • Consolidation following completing of Qualified in Speciality Neonatal Intensive care course
  • Effective working with Multidisciplinary Team
  • Supervising and supporting the development of a wide range of clinical staff
  • Responding to unexpected patient activity, demand and changing clinical status of individual neonates.
  • Recent experience of supporting nursing staff in the NNU
  • Preceptorship experience


  • Evidence of resource management
  • Experience of Clinical Audit
  • Experience of change management



  • Registered Nurse
  • Post registration Qualification in Specialty
  • Educated to postgraduate diploma/degree level
  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification
  • Neonatal Life support certificate


  • Leadership programme
  • Mentors and assessors course
  • Neonatal Newborn Life Support

Employer details

Employer name

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


SWB NHS Trust-City

Dudley Road


B18 7QH

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