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NICU Sister/Charge Nurse

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
King's Lynn
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annun
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Nurse, Paediatric nurse, Neonatal nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Your role will to be responsible for promoting and implementing practice conducive to the development of high-quality patient care by providing professional, clinical and managerial leadership.

You will also take charge of the NICU shift and provide support and guidance to all staff as well as supporting the NICU Manager with duties to ensure seamless running of the NICU.

You will also have the ability to work and communicate well with the multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

Ensure practice is in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and work within limits of competence.

Ensure standards of nursing practice are maintained.

Carry out and advise/supervise junior staff in the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluating of nursing care.

To take charge of the clinical area.

To ensure the patient administration systems e.g. PAS are up-dated to ensure real time data collection and confidentiality.

To ensure the effective use of information technology for the benefit of patient care in accordance with the Trust's Code of Conduct.

To ensure the confidentiality of information (written, verbal, electronic) is maintained, whilst being aware of the Freedom for Information Act.

To co-ordinate and monitor the progress of patients within their plan of care and to promptly and effectively communicate relevant changes in patient status to the multi-disciplinary team.

Effectively communicate complex, sensitive or contentious information to the multi-disciplinary team gaining their co-operation.

About us

There's never been a more exciting time to join Team QEH. We're working on a once in a generation opportunity to build a new state-of-the-art hospital to open in 2030 and we are also carrying out on one of the biggest pieces of digital transformation work we've ever undertaken.

Our new electronic patient record (EPR) will replace paper-based patient records from 2026 and will lead to better, safer, joined-up care at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and beyond.

At The QEH we provide a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetrics and community-based services to around 331,000 people across west and north Norfolk, North Cambs and South Lincs.

We are an ambitious organisation that upholds our values of kindness, wellness and fairness. We strive for continuous quality improvement, recently demonstrated in our 2024 CQC maternity inspection rating our services as 'Good', and we are proud to be a place to learn and grow through recognised learning and apprenticeships.

We recognise and reward our 4,000 staff and volunteers, priding ourselves on a community atmosphere and positive team spirit. We have approx. 530 beds across 33 wards and have newly built education and training facilities, a range of modern award-winning centres alongside a talented team of people ready to give you a warm welcome. We love working here and think you will too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications/training & professional development


  • Registered Nurse on appropriate part of the NMC Register
  • Mentorship preparation programme
  • Clinical experience post completion of the Neonatal Qualified in Speciality course



  • Experience of managing and leading a clinical area
  • Experience in change management
  • Experience of participating in clinical audit or patient reviews

Skills, abilities & knowledge


  • Knowledge of current developments in health care
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work shifts and flexible approach to working hours and duties
  • Competency in advanced clinical skills including enhanced practice



  • Highly motivated

Employer details

Employer name

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFT


The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn

Gayton Road

King's Lynn

PE30 4ET

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