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Senior Staff Nurse- NICU

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Nurse, Paediatric nurse, Neonatal nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a band 6 post on the neonatal unit.

There are currently 37.5hours available at Band 6 therefore both full and part time applications will be considered. There is also a 30 hour 12 month fixed term position available.

Applications are invited from nurses currently working as a Band 6 in a Neonatal Unit or suitably qualified band 5 nurses (QIS) with relevant experience on a neonatal unit.

Applicants will be required to attend an interview which will include a brief presentation on a topic which will be provided once shortlisting is completed.
Because it's a Great Place...
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an award winning district general hospital that's working hard to give the community it serves the best possible healthcare. The Neonatal Unit works hard to provide excellent care to our babies and families. We always strive to develop and improve and are working towards accreditations such as BFI (Stage 3) and FiCare.

To achieve this we need the best possible people leading the ward as shift co-ordinators.

So come and join us, be proud of yourself.

Main duties of the job

An experienced and competent health care professional who supports the NNU Manager in the leadership and management of clinical excellence by making best use of the team, developing and implementing policyand guidelines, and by leading on improvements. The post holder will work collaboratively and cooperatively with others to meet the needs of neonates and their families and take an active part in line management, leadership and development of the team.

About us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond. The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008.

We employ almost 5,000 members of staff, provide around 540 hospital beds, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health.

The Trust is also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE. The results in the 2020 national NHS Staff Survey showed improvements in all elements of the safety culture theme, with 92% of respondents feeling their role made a difference to our patients. We were also recognised nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives.

At Mid Cheshire, we value our staff and appreciate that in order to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Band 6 staff nurse will act as a supernumerary shift leader, ensuring the safe running of the ward.

See attached job description.

Person Specification

Application & presentation


  • Neonatal qualification with neonatal experience post QIS course
  • Evidence of participation in change projects


  • Evidence of advanced skills

Team working


  • Evidence of effective team working


  • Evidence of projects achieved by working in a team



  • Leadership skills


  • Leadership course

Teaching & assessing


  • Willing to become a practice assessor


  • Has practice assessor qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Leighton Hospital

Middlewich Road



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