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Senior Staff Nurse

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke On Trent
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
If you are passionate about changing lives for the better, then come and join us and help us make a difference.

The NIV Critical Care & Regional Weaning Centre at the Royal Stoke University Hospital is a 28 bedded Nurse Led respiratory high dependency unit, comprising of 20 level 2 beds specializing in Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) and Tracheostomy weaning and 8 acute Respiratory beds.

We pride ourselves on providing support on all aspects of NIV and Tracheostomy care to our patients and their carers to enable safe, but independent living.

We provide an invaluable In Reach service trust wide for patients requiring assessment and initiation of NIV, or supportive care and advice, enabling timely and correct intervention when the patient needs it.

Our acute service takes referrals trust wide from the emergency portals, critical care unit, both local and out of area, deteriorating ward based patients and patients direct from home.

We have recently expanded our service to meet capacity demand for critical care beds and we are looking for enthusiastic, pro-active individuals with a passion for critical care respiratory nursing/ NIV to join our culturally diverse team.

Are you looking for the thrill of Respiratory critical care, the satisfaction of enabling independence in patients with complex conditions and the privilege of delivering end of life care in the most precious time in the patient's journey?

Main duties of the job

An opportunity has arisen for highly motivated individuals to become Band 6 Senior Clinical Nurses on the NIV Critical Care Unit.

The successful applicant will need to possess a passion for acute respiratory nursing, at least 2 years Non Invasive Ventilation experience and Tracheostomy experience excellent organisational and communication skills and to have the ability to meet the challenges of both clinical and managerial responsibility within a busy critical care unit.

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 and Person Specification.

For an informal discussion please contact

Senior Sister Gail Knowles/ Senior Sister Elouise Filipowicz or Charge Nurse Christian Piesse-Mills on 01782 675015

Person Specification

Education Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Nurse
  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Evidence of degree level study in health/nursing related studies
  • On-going personal / professional development

Knowledge and Experience


  • Minimum of 3 years post registration experience
  • Good communication skills


  • 1 years of management/leadership experience
  • Formal teaching to groups of staff

Leadership and Management Skills


  • Can evidence experience of teaching the clinical areas
  • Evidence of on-going professional education in a specialist area
  • Able to use own initiative.
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Effective communication skills
  • Proven leadership skills

Personal Attributes or other relevant criteria


  • Reliability
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Clinical reasoning
  • Problem solving and independent decision making

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke

Newcastle Road

Stoke On Trent


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