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Band 6 Neonatal Sister/ Charge Nurse

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
27 Jun 2024
Are you an experienced Neonatal Nurse with a Critical Care qualification?

Are you looking to progress to a Band 6 or change your current employer?

University Hospitals Birmingham has the job for you!

At UHB we provide Neonatal care to over 10,000 babies across the region.

Heartlands has a busy Level 3 unit consisting of 32 cots comprising of 12 Critical Care & 20 Special Care cots, a Transitional Care unit and Neonatal Community Outreach Team

Good Hope is a Level 1 Special Care Baby Unit housing 12 Special Care cots with the capacity for stabilisation of sick and preterm infants in preparation for transfer within our Neonatal Network. The post holder will be required to work across both sites.

As a band 6 you will join an established team of Neonatal professionals, you will join the senior team to take charge of a clinical shift, maintaining quality and ensuring practice is delivered safely for our babies and families.

We are looking for nurses who enjoy working with diverse teams, sharing expertise and nurturing junior colleagues. This role appeals to individuals who are organised and have a friendly, approachable, professional attitude to work.

You will need to have excellent communication skills to ensure you liaise effectively with families, internal and external teams.

Our shift times are:

Long Days 7.30-20.00 and Night shift 19.30-8.00.

We are able to consider flexible working requests if this is important to you.

Please contact for more information

Main duties of the job

The post holder will act as a role model for junior team members in the delivery of consistent high standards of nursing practice, promoting a Family Integrated Care model.

They will deputise for the Senior Sister and will support the leadership and management of the department with particular emphasis on quality and clinical standards.

They will have clinical responsibility for managing the Neonatal service when on shift, this includes Transitional Care, Special Care, HDU/ITU, ensuring patient flow and capacity is managed safely, they will have an active involvement in safeguarding and supporting safe discharge.

The band 6 will coordinate and allocate staff per area, each shift, considering safety, competence and skill mix. They will be a visible presence for staff, families and visitors.

The individual will be required to work closely with the internal and external MDT.

The post holder will take on designated duties that support the development of staff and promote evidenced based care.

In the absence of the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse during nights and weekends the individual will be required to make decisions with the MDT, solve problems and escalate concerns via appropriate channels.

The post holder will be required to continually develop to enhance their professional knowledge and skills. They will be supported to grow their confidence with leadership.

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 specific detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Registered Child Branch Nurse, Adult Nurse or Midwife on the NMC register
  • * Qualification in speciality. Neonatal Critical Care/ Intensive Care



  • * Substantial post registration experience working in a Neonatal critical care environment delivering family integrated care and 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.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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