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Band 7 Senior Sister/ Charge Nurse - Paediatrics

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
1 May 2024

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UHB Paediatrics 0-16 Years : Where a passion and career come together

We are seeking a Band 7, Paediatric Senior Sister/Charge Nurse to lead the day surgery/medical day case service and outpatient departments across UHB. Our designated day case unit is at Heartlands Hospital and the Children's outpatient service runs at Good Hope, Heartlands and Solihull hospitals

UHB have a large Paediatric service ran by a dynamic, talented team of professionals this includes over 120 specialised paediatric nurses who deliver high quality, compassionate care to the local community and beyond. Our day case unit provides care for children requiring Orthopaedic, ENT, Ophthalmology, Maxillofacial, General Surgery, Endocrine treatments, Sedated procedures, MRI, CT scans amongst many other supportive investigations and treatments.

We strive to provide a positive patient experience in a safe environment for all of our children and families and we actively promote a family centred care approach in the delivery of care.

We are keen to employ an experienced nurse who is enthusiastic about providing high quality clinical care, leading a team and working with the other Band 7 Lead Nurses to provide a safe, well lead Paediatric service.

Within this role there will be a requirement for you to work non clinical management shifts, support clinical cover where necessary and participate in the Band 7 rota for the Paediatrics service Mon- Fri.

Please contact 0121 424 3347 Piper Wilkins for more information

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit a highly skilled and motivated Paediatric nurse, who is proactive and has proven clinical and people management skills.

You will need to be an organised, enthusiastic individual with excellent communication and inspirational leadership skills, alongside having the passion and ability to deliver high quality care to a diverse population. You will act as a role model for the nursing team across the Paediatric services, promoting a positive attitude and motivating staff members to deliver compassionate care whilst developing themselves professionally.

You will join an established senior nursing team who will support you to develop professionally. You will work alongside them to manage children's services on a day to day basis, utilising your paediatric expertise, critical thinking skills and ensuring performance and standards are monitored. Participation in a weekly on call rota, Mon-Friday working hours.

Operational management duties include maintaining a safe, clean environment, monitoring and improving ward and departmental performance, budget control, clinical governance and supporting staff wellbeing, training and providing pastoral care. The post holder is professionally accountable for the standards of clinical care delivered within their ward environment, they will undertake and supervise clinical practice, audit, research and participate in teaching to establish, monitor and continually improve the quality of the patient experience.

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 NMC register
  • * PILS/APLS/EPALS certificate



  • * Experience of working with children undergoing surgical procedures.
  • * Professional Portfolio which demonstrates continuing professional development, evidence of ability to maintain professional registration
  • * Substantial relevant and recent clinical experience within a complex health care setting or Acute NHS setting working as a deputy Manager Band 6 position including the supervision and education of junior staff/ students .
  • * Can demonstrate understanding / experience / in practice based supervision / assessment as detailed in the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC ) standards for student supervision and assessment
  • * Experience of being a mentor/assessor or coach
  • * 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 interviewing and selection of staff
  • * Experience in learning from incidents /complaints and supporting changes in practice
  • * 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

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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