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Band 7 Senior Sister/Charge Nurse - Neonates

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
3 May 2024
UHB Neonatal Service: Where a passion and career come together!

Are you a highly skilled Neonatal Nurse who is passionate about providing excellent clinical care to pre term babies and their families?

Do you have extensive experience working within the Neonatal ITU environment, coordinating shifts, utilising resources and working collaboratively with a team of professionals?

If so, then the Band 7 Clinical Lead Nurse post at UHB might be the perfect job for you!

We are a district general trust situated in the heart of Birmingham, our large Neonatal service is based across two hospitals: Heartlands houses our level 3 unit and is a specialist cooling centre, which has 32 cots, we have a Transitional care unit located within Post Natal ward.

Good Hope is a level 1 unit with 12 SCBU cots.

We also have a Neonatal Community Outreach Team.

We work closely with Maternity across both sites to manage flow and capacity within the service.

As a Senior Neonatal Nurse at UHB you will work alongside our friendly, dynamic, talented team of professionals to deliver safe, compassionate care to our local community. You will lead, coordinate and supervise care delivered during the clinical shift ensuring babies and their families receive high quality, family integrated care. As a leader you will ensure all staff have the appropriate level of clinical supervision and support.

As a member of the nursing team you will be required to work across a 24 hour, 7 day week shift pattern covering both sites.

Main duties of the job

As a band 7 Neonatal Nurse you will be responsible for the safe management and leadership of the Neonatal service during your shift.

Coordinate the clinical team, appropriately allocating duties to staff and providing expert guidance and supervision to the nursing workforce.

You must have excellent communication skills which enable you to liaise effectively with families and colleagues. You will need to solve problems using critical thinking skills, manage capacity and flow and escalating concerns where appropriate.

Respond to feedback or concerns in a timely professional manner and support colleagues to resolve challenging situations.

Act as a change agent, promote evidence based practice and continually work to improve the quality of services.

You must be a positive role model and always act in a professional manner in accordance with the NMC code and UHB values.

Support the provision of a learning environment for permanent staff and visiting learners.

Strive to provide a positive patient experience in a safe environment and actively promote family integrated care that respects and maintains dignity and human rights.

Identify and report safeguarding concerns following UHB procedures and ensuring accurate records are maintained.

You will work collaboratively with the Band 7 Neonatal manager to ensure the smooth running of the Neonatal unit and you will report directly to the Neonatal Matron.

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 Nurse, Registered Midwife, Registered Nurse Child Branch
  • *Qualification in Speciality (Neonatal ITU)
  • *Neonatal Life Support provider
  • *KUDOS or mentorship training


  • *Health care management / Leadership Qualification



  • *Substantial relevant and recent clinical experience in Neonatal ITU.
  • *Significant clinical experience at Band 6 /equivalent within the neonatal environment.
  • *Professional Portfolio which demonstrates continuing professional development, evidence of ability to maintain professional registration
  • *Experience with the supervision and education of staff/ learners.
  • *Can demonstrate understanding / experience / in practice based supervision / assessment as detailed in the Nursing & Midwifery Council ( NMC ) standards for student supervision and assessment
  • *Demonstrable current, recent experience of team leadership and management within the healthcare setting.
  • *Demonstrable understanding of the management responsibility for pay and non-pay resources associated with the clinical service.
  • *Evidence of effective multi-professional working.
  • *Demonstration of a significant contribution to innovative practice or change management
  • *Experience in learning from incidents /complaints and supporting changes in practice
  • *Awareness of current Neonatal guidelines, practice standards, research and evidence based practice
  • *Awareness of Neonatal clinical networks, local, regional and national topics.
  • *Knowledge of HR processes including Performance & Capability, sickness management and appraisal.
  • *Demonstrate an ability, experience, passion in the following areas:
  • O Leadership
  • o Team building
  • o Managing Resources
  • o Time management
  • o Role modelling
  • o Change management/ clinical developments
  • o Clinical governance
  • o Audit and research
  • o Workforce planning / management
  • o NHS policy and political awareness
  • o Knowledge of clinical governance


  • *Experience in interviewing and selection of staff

Additional Criteria


  • *Demonstrates the key strengths and motivators for relating to others.
  • *Competence in expanded clinical practice associated with the role including
  • oVenepuncture & cannulation
  • oBlood Sampling
  • oAdvanced resuscitation
  • oWithdrawal of life support
  • oEnd of life & bereavement care
  • oTransfer of the critically ill infant
  • oUse of Nitric Oxide
  • *Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • *I.T skills
  • *Proven ability to analyse data and identify data trends
  • *Able to effectively present information to groups /health care professionals.
  • *Ability to work under pressure across competing demands /properties.
  • *Ability to coordinate a clinical shift managing available resources.
  • *Demonstrate the ability to delegate responsibility appropriately.
  • *Ability to make a safe clinical decision utilising critical thinking skills and information provided.
  • *Professional role model
  • *Supportive
  • *Flexible
  • *Well organised
  • *Effective time management
  • *Good communicator
  • *Ability to delegate and supervise
  • *Undertake a range of shift patterns to cover 24/7 period, 7 day week when working as part of a peer group
  • *Cover cross site where required

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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