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Band 7 Paediatric Lead Nurse

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

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We are vibrant and energetic team with patient care at the forefront of everything we do.

A position has become available for a Paediatric Band 7 vacancy within our department. We are seeking individuals who have the experience and passion to come and lead our amazing team. We are looking for, highly motivated individuals with a passion to provide excellent patient centred care through effective role modelling in a busy Emergency Department supporting junior staff and providing them with skills they need to deliver the service to the Paediatric Patients attending.

This post provides the opportunity to learn and develop additional skills alongside the management team and to establish the nursing team so that we can deliver the best care. The Emergency Department can be fast paced, you will be required to support staff in areas such as triage and cubicles to enable flow through the department. The individual will support new initiatives and continuously striving to achieve an outstanding Emergency department. The role will consist of clinical and management time where you will be required to attend meetings review incidents, complaints, audits, review clinical documents/pathways amongst other things. As the lead for Paediatrics, you will encourage staff well-being and support colleagues when required.

Main duties of the job

The department Provides 24-hour care through a variety of shift patterns. The individual will work closely with the team supporting and addressing any escalations. The individual will be expected to lead the department well, to be visible and approachable and to ensure that targets are met day to day. To address any concerns which arise on shift and to escalate when required to the Paediatric Matron

The individual will provide support, education and teaching to staff and parents when the opportunity arises. The ability to support staff in all areas within or associated with emergency care. To facilitate opportunities for staff to attend specific training to enhance job role and skills.

*Understand own level of responsibility and accountability in relation to role.

*Communicate clearly, effectively, and appropriately with the multidisciplinary team, patients and their family, visitors and carers.

*Identify learning and development needs within the department and produce personal development plans when required

*Achieve and maintain competence in mandatory and statutory training associated with the role.

*Complete documentation of care in line with the Trust Standards for Documentation.

*The post-holder must act in such a way as to promote a positive image of UHB Foundation Trust at all times.

*Act first and foremost to care for and safeguard the public, practice in a safe, compassionate, and patient centred manner

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


  • *Health care management / Leadership Qualification



  • *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
  • *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.
  • *Experience of being a mentor
  • *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. (E )
  • oLeadership
  • oTeam building
  • oManaging Resources
  • oTime management
  • oRole modelling
  • oChange management/ clinical developments
  • oClinical governance
  • oAudit and research
  • oWorkforce planning / management
  • oNHS policy and political awareness
  • oKnowledge of clinical governance

Additional Criteria


  • *Demonstrates the key strengths and motivators for relating to others.
  • *Competence in expanded clinical practice associated with the role.
  • *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.
  • *Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • *Approachable and friendly
  • *Supportive
  • *Flexible
  • * Well organised
  • *Good communicator
  • *Ability to delegate and supervise
  • TBC at appointment
  • *Willingness to work core shift patterns for the area Monday to Friday with occasional out of hours /weekend working
  • OR
  • *Undertake a range of shift patterns to cover 24/7 period when working as part of a peer group with occasions of out of hours / weekend working

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Heartlands Hospital

Bordesley Green E


West Midlands

B9 5SS

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