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Senior Staff Nurse

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse in our Children's Intensive Care Unit @ Staffordshire Children's Hospital at Royal Stoke for a 12 month period.

For more information on this vacancy, please contact Lena Russell or Penny Percival on 01782 676157

Main duties of the job

All Children's Critical Care Nurses work under the guidance and supervision of the Senior Sister and Senior Clinical Nurses to deliver safe and effective quality care.

The post holder will provide effective family centered nursing care underpinned by evidence based practice.

Ability to assess, develop, implement and evaluate nursing care needs of children and families/carers within the ward or department in order to provide and maintain a high standard of informed and effective holistic care following a formal period of preceptorship.

To support teaching and supervision of all members of the team and pre-registration nursing students.

To work a mixture of day and night shifts as well as rotate to other clinical areas as requested, to meet the demands of the service and fulfil professional educational needs.

To participate in the development of clinical audit, ensuring that a prominent nursing contribution is made.

Present a positive, professional image of the organisation and nursing team

To be responsible for updating own knowledge and skill in line with the NMC Code Trust policies and procedures.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description for a detailed view of the roles, responsibilities and personal specification or contact Lena Russell/Penny Percival on 01782 676157

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • UK NMC registered Children's Nurse
  • Critical Care Course Level 3 (PICU)
  • APLS

Knowledge, Skills, Training & Experience


  • Minimum of 3 years post registration experience
  • Previous experience of working within Children's Intensive care
  • Minimum 1 year's consolidation of Critical Care Course Level 3 (415) over a winter period.
  • Evidence of Mentorship experience to include teaching and assessing within a clinical setting


  • 6 months children's retrieval experience

Personal Skills and Qualities


  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Time management/Prioritisation Skills
  • Ability to use own initiative

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke

Newcastle Road



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