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Junior Sister Educator

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will establish and maintain an effective clinical educational environment within PICU that supports staff in the delivery of high quality, evidence-based care to infants, children and young people and their families. They will deliver a program of training and education that facilitate the on-going professional development for all elves of registered and non-registered practitioners. The post holder will be overall responsible for educational needs of the bands 2-4 within PICU. The post holder will act as an expert resource and demonstrate clinical expertise in the delivery of intensive care. They will be expected to maintain a clinical profile and work within the clinical environment both independently and supporting and developing staff clinical educational requirements. The post holder will ensure education is delivered to support the national KPI for Paediatric Intensive Care.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be primarily responsible for the educational needs and delivery of the bands 2-4 on educational programs or newly appointed to PICU. The post holder will also support the following as part of the wider PICU education team requirements:
  • Pastoral support of all staff on an educational program across all levels of education.
  • Education support across all levels of educational support
  • Clinical support shifts for all levels of PICU staff
  • Completion of BLS train the trainer course
  • completion of staff PDRs within the context of role.
  • Simulation support
  • Equipment and policy updates
  • EDI interview panel (course will be supported if not already completed)

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 full job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS FT.

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

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



  • Recognised Level 3 Intensive Care Qualification (Adult, Paediatric or Neonatal(PICS, 2015)
  • SSSA Gold Assessor course or Equivalent
  • Current Nursing and Midwifery Council Registration sub part 1 Children or Adult
  • PILS Course


  • Hons (level 6) study or equivalent



  • Current experience working at senior Band 5 level or above in PICU
  • Current expert in area of clinical care
  • Able to make skilled and balanced clinical decisions which will affect staff and service provision


  • Evidence of teaching both formally and informally



  • Awareness of Paediatric Critical Care Standards for Education
  • Awareness of Paediatric Intensive Care & Health Service issues both locally and nationally
  • Evidence of commitment to educational initiatives to ensure the delivery of evidence based clinical practice and high quality care
  • Ability to access and interpret Vesper or willing to master.
  • Ability to develop and maintain electronic educational resources via an e- learning platform or willing to master.
  • Ability to develop electronic systems that ensure the ward leadership team are kept up to date with the progress of new starters in achieving required competence, and to ensure staff move from novice to expert within the required time frame
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practices of equality and inclusion in the delivery of this role



  • Ability to motivate and support others.
  • Embrace change and have a desire to innovate change to ensure forward movement of service
  • Punctual and flexible across hours of work when required
  • Able to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Effective time management and able to demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Demonstrate alignment with the values and beliefs of the trust
  • Ability to work flexibly in the clinical environment to support staff development and service need when required.

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Brimingham Children's Hospital,

Steelhouse Lane


B4 6NH

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