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Junior Sister / Charge Nurse

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 Junior sister / Charge nurse Emergency Department

Come and join our fantastic team

An opportunity has arisen for a highly-motivated, caring and compassionate individual to join our band 6 team in the Emergency Department as part of urgent care.

Last year in excess of 68,000 children and young people attended the Emergency Department. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent care to these children and young people who present with a wide range of medical and surgical emergencies and minor injuries whilst also supporting their families. As the Regional Trauma Centre for paediatrics we also care for the most seriously injured children in the West Midlands.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for individuals who have extensive experience in working in an Emergency Department who has excellent clinical and organisational skills and can provide leadership to the nursing team in order to ensure high quality care is delivered to our patients. The successful candidates will be required to take charge of the department on a day-to-day basis and coordinate flow of patients from arrival through to discharge or admission whilst ensuring patient safety and the sustainability of good staff morale. You will manage the department whilst upholding and promoting the Trust Values.

You will manage the department whilst upholding and promoting the Trust Values. Managerially the successful candidate will be expected to manage a team of staff and guide them in their personal and professional development.

We are committed to developing our nursing staff. We also offer access to the Critical care course, EPALS and management matters. As well as lots of opportunities to develop yourself further in a chosen area via a link worker role.

Why not become part of the team delivering excellent care?

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families.

Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas. Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care. Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • RSCN/RN child branch with at least 2 years experience
  • NMC Current Registration
  • Teaching and assessing/mentoring qualification
  • PILS assessed


  • Management/team leader course
  • Working towards or completed HDU/PAS course



  • At least two years post qualification paediatric experience to include ED/HDU/PICU/Complex Care/CCN
  • Ability to recognise and act upon the need for immediate medical intervention
  • Comprehensive understanding and training in the management of child protection issues
  • Previous shift management and coordination experience
  • Ability to deal with conflict situations
  • Ability to understand and respond in emergencies


  • General medical experience



  • Ability to work independently and as part of a MDT team


  • Able to assess plan, implement and evaluate care for groups of patients
  • Experience in IR1 investigation
  • Ability to initiate, manage and sustain change



  • High level of clinical skills to care for patients and support team development


  • Experience of sickness absence issues



  • Demonstrate and understand resource management
  • Effective time management
  • Leadership qualities
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Flexible approach to working, including problem solving skills, management of change and a desire to develop knowledge.
  • Accountability - Takes responsibility for own actions and promotes good team working
  • Openness - Shares information and good practice appropriately
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Evidence of good attendance and sickness
  • Professional appearance
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Commitment and enthusiasm
  • Flexibility for essential shift working in order to meet the needs of the service
  • Punctual and able to maintain a professional attitude at all times.

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Children's Hospital

Steelhouse Lane


B4 6NH

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