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Clinical Sister / Charge Nurse - NICU

Medway NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Paediatric nurse, Neonatal nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Clinical Sister / Charge Nurse - Neonatal ICU

Division: Women, Children & Young People

Care Group: Women's & Children's

Band: 6

Salary: �35,392 - �42,618 per annum/pro rata

Interview Date: 18th June 2024

Please note that any applicants who hold a Specialist Neonatal Qualification will also receive an RNR payment of �1500 per annum/pro rata

We are recruiting for an Clinical Sister / Charge Nursewho shares our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

Main duties of the job

As a Clinical Sister/Charge Nurse you will ensure that you are committed to contributing to a team and delivering excellence in neonatal care. We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, and self-motivated neonatal nurse (RGN/RSCN/Child Branch) with post registration neonatal intensive care qualification to join our friendly experienced team. You will have excellent clinical and communication skills.

Our neonatal nursing team is expanding, and is led by our Head of Nursing for Children and Young People, a Trust wide role to ensure babies and their families receive high quality care wherever they access our services across the organisation. When you come here you will always be learning and developing your knowledge and ensuring your skills are kept fully up to date.

Our values areBold,Every Person Counts,Sharing and Open andTogether. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

We are committed to endorsing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion our policies / procedures ensure that all applicants are treated fairly at every stage of the recruitment process.

To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today.

About us

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved. Our culture and values are what drives the Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation.

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious environment.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement which will not mean sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We aim to support you to work flexibly in a way that will suit you and us.

All of our substantive & fixed term employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme.

We are taking positive action to ensure that we can attract, recruit and retain the best talent and would welcome more applicants from under - represented groups to support the Trusts commitment to a diverse, inclusive and an employer of choice workforce.

All staff at Medway comply the Trust's and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board's policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are a busy District General Hospital (DGH) serving the population of Medway and Swale and Medway was the first Trust in Kentto achieve foundation trust status in April 2008. Our childrens emergency department has an annual attendance of over 30,000 babies, children and young people living locally.

You will be supported by Clinical Nurse Educator, Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners and Governance managers, together with a friendly multidisciplinary team and a corporate training and development team. We have in house leadership programmes and work with a range of universities to ensure you can progress through academic pathways in order to support your career development.

Provide strong clinical leadership skills, supporting, energising, inspiring and empowering others in pursuit of a shared vision to ensure the effective management of the ward /department

To deputise, assist and support the Senior Sister / Senior Charge Nurse in the establishment of an efficient working environment, making the most effective and efficient use of staff, supplies and services

In co-ordinating the day-to-day management of the clinical area, delegates duties and care appropriately, whilst maintaining overall responsibility

Person Specification



  • RN1/RN2/RN12 or RN Child Registered Nurse on the NMC register.
  • BSc / 1st degree (health related) or equivalent qualification / training / experience
  • Specialist Neonatal Qualification
  • Mentorship / teaching qualification



  • Knowledge in Neonatal Intensive Care cases and interventions
  • Knowledge of Family Integrated Care and BFI
  • Knowledge neonatal EPR systems such as Badgernet



  • Proven experience on managing a ward including management of rotas, managing competencies, resources and staff
  • Experience of teaching / assessing / supervising others in a clinical setting
  • Substantial experience in neonatal intensive care nursing



  • Able to assess plan, implement and evaluate specialist care delivered to patients / clients and give relevant advice / information to patients and relatives
  • Ability to administer prescribed medication including transfusion of blood and administration of blood products

Values Based Question


  • Give an example of a time when you have gone the extra mile to help someone

Employer details

Employer name

Medway NHS Foundation Trust


Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Windmill Road



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