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Junior Sister

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Outpatient team at Birmingham Children's Hospital. The Outpatient Department is split across 3 sites within the Children's Hospital site and offers outpatient clinics for a wide range of specialties. It is a busy and varied environment that requires a well organised, compassionate and enthusiastic individual to work as part of our team.

This is a Junior sister (Band 6) role, and is for part time hours. The successful candidate will be expected to work clinically within the department and lead the team to meet the needs of the patients and their families. Due to the busy nature of the department you will need excellent organisation and decision making skills, along with clear and effective communication skills. Due to the number of specialities that use the department, excellent coordination and communication with a variety of Multi Disciplinary Teams is needed.

As the Junior Sister you will be expected to deputise for the Ward manager and support them with management and leadership of the team and department. This includes the onsite Phlebotomy service, supporting with delivery of this service and ensuring competency and professionalism of staff.

Main duties of the job

Working clinically within all 3 areas of the department and supporting the team and Ward Manager in service delivery.

Line management duties for staff within the team

Patient Experience and feedback

Quality improvement projects.

Governance and safety within the department

Infection prevention and Control

Assurance of Quality of service delivered.

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
  • Current NMC registration
  • Teaching/assessing qualification


  • A Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in management/approved management training/equivalent management experience
  • Clinical leadership Course e.g. ILM
  • Post basic qualification in child protection
  • Recognised high dependency qualification/equivalent experience

Knowledge & Nature of Experience


  • Evidence of on-going and current professional development
  • Knowledge of and ability to work within the Trust and wider NHS policies
  • Knowledge of the Trusts safeguarding policies and procedures and the ability to raise concerns appropriately
  • Experience of managing staff and dealing with difficult situations


  • Extensive knowledge at Band 6 or above in the wards/departments specialty
  • Evidence of leadership roles
  • Understanding of clinical governance and risk assessment
  • Experience of implementing a change in practice
  • Evidence of audit or research projects
  • Experience in budgetary management and control, or the willingness to acquire

Personal Skills/Abilities and Attributes


  • Excellent communication skills - oral, written and telephone
  • Good computer skills using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point) and IT systems such as Vesper, ESR, Ormis, Lorenzo, E-Roster, Oracle etc.
  • Excellent customer care skills
  • Legible handwriting
  • Attention to detail
  • Methodical and well organised
  • Proven ability to prioritise demanding workload and that of others
  • Demonstrates previous experience of performing appraisals in line with the Trusts appraisal process
  • Ability to identify stress in self and others and to take effective action to manage the situation

Approaches and Values


  • Friendly outgoing personality
  • Customer orientated approach
  • Reliable and ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing situations
  • Good team worker
  • Highly motivated and able to motivate others
  • Willingness to develop skills and knowledge

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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