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Band 6 Paediatric Sister / Charge Nurse

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton Coldfield
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
29 May 2024

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We are vibrant and energetic team with patient care at the forefront of everything we do. We have a brand new multi- million pound department with state of the art facilities.

We are seeking a Paediatric Band 6 to come and join our amazing team. We are looking for an experienced nurse that is highly motivated and that has a passion to provide excellent care to patient whilst supporting and leading a busy Emergency Department.

This post provides the opportunity to learn and develop additional clinical and management skills alongside an established team.

The Emergency Department can be fast paced, you will be required to support juniors staff in areas such as triage and cubicles to enable flow through he department. The ability and confidence escalate concerns and support the 4 hour target within the emergency department.

The individual will need to act as a positive role model and encourage development within the team in order to deliver high standards of care, supporting new initiatives and continuously striving to achieve an outstanding Emergency department.

If you are dynamic, proactive, compassionate and caring with excellent clinical skills and interested in the challenge of embarking on a career working as part of a wonderful team in a fast pace environment, we would love to hear from you. Applicants should, as a minimum, have current experience within an acute hospital setting.

Main duties of the job

The department Provides 24 hour care through a variety of shift patterns. The individual will work closely with the team to ensure quality and safety within the department, ensuring junior staff are adhering to patient care and hourly observations are carried. To enable communication through a well run department and escalating concerns to the Matron within ED, ED consultant, Flow co-ordinator and

The individual will support the team on shift and provide education and learning with patients that are alerted in by ambulance and taken into the Resuscitation room.

The individual will provide support, education and teaching to staff/parents when the opportunity arises. To work and support in all areas within or associated with emergency care.

*To act as positive role model for the department delivering high standards of patient care.

*Communicate clearly, effectively and appropriately with the multidisciplinary team, patients and their family, visitors and carers.

*Facilitate teaching and development within the team. To encouraging learning opportunities.

*Achieve and maintain competence in mandatory and statutory training associated with the role.

*Complete documentation of care in line with the Trust Standards for Documentation and encourage the junior nursing team to do this .

*The post-holder must act in such a way as to promote a positive image of UHB Foundation Trust at all times.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Registered Paediatric Nurse on the NMC register.


  • *Health care management / leadership qualification.



  • *Substantial post registration experience working in a complex health care setting / Acute NHS
  • care setting supervising / mentoring junior staff.
  • *Evidence of professional /clinical
  • knowledge in area supplemented by specialist clinical and or managerial training and CPD.
  • *Can demonstrate understanding /
  • experience / willingness to be a
  • practice based supervisor / assessor as detailed in the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for student supervision and assessment.
  • *Professional portfolio which demonstrates continuing professional development, evidence of ability to maintain professional registration.
  • *Relevant and recent clinical experience within the speciality /acute care setting, including the supervision /education of junior staff.
  • *Experience of mentoring undergraduate students.
  • *Evidence of ability to lead /coordinate a shift /area of department.
  • *Experience in learning from incidents /complaints and supporting changes in practice.
  • *Demonstrable ability, experience and passion in the following:
  • o Leadership
  • o Team Building
  • o Managing resources
  • o Time management
  • o Role modelling
  • o Change management / clinical
  • developments
  • o Clinical governance
  • o Audit and research
  • o Workforce planning / management
  • o NHS policy and political awareness

Additional Criteria


  • *Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • *Approachable and friendly
  • *Supportive
  • *Flexible
  • *Well organised
  • *Effective communicator
  • *Sound clinical reasoning and decision making.
  • *Ability to perform in complex and
  • challenging situations
  • *Ability to inspire and lead a team.
  • *Ability to work flexible shift pattern,
  • where required to include rotation to day and night duty and unsocial hours according to service need.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Good Hope Hospital

Rectory Rd

Sutton Coldfield

West Midlands

B75 7RR

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