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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse Newborn Intensive Care

Band 6

Main area
Newborn Intensive Care Unit
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (formerly CMFT)
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
18/12/2018 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

Are you an enthusiastic Neonatal Nurse with a passion for supporting clinical education? 

We are looking for a qualified neonatal nurse with significant experience at Band 5 or above within a neonatal intensive care unit with evidence of degree level study and with a passion for education and training to work collaboratively with our friendly, supportive and highly skilled team of Neonatal Clinical Educators at Manchester Foundation Trust.  The successful candidate will be required to work with the neonatal team at Wythenshawe Campus for a minimum of 24 hours (16 non-clinical and 8 clinical). For full time applicants there is an opportunity for cross site working which will be driven by service needs. 

Manchester Foundation Trust supports a busy, cutting edge Neonatal medical and surgical service and this secondment is your opportunity to contribute to the development of a strong and dedicated workforce, role modelling positive behaviours and supporting staff to deliver the highest standards of safe and effective care.

This post is pivotal within the unit nursing structure. You will have specialist clinical leadership and management skills and the knowledge to support the organisation in the delivery of the highest quality of care, supporting and teaching staff to become competent, autonomous practitioners. 

This post will involve the provision of direct care and supportive educational packages to staff working across intensive, high dependency and special care, and on a rota basis, coordination of our unit to ensure that patient flow is maintained and NNU capacity optimised across MFT. You should hold both Qualification in Specialty and Mentorship qualifications and be in possession of a current NLS provider certificate.

Alongside the Matrons and Lead Nurse you will contribute to the NICU setting, monitoring and supporting maintenance of professional standards and support the development of staff through individual supervision and performance appraisals.

You must be a team player with exemplary communication and interpersonal skills. A caring, compassionate, skilled and knowledgeable neonatal nurse, who works well in a busy and fast paced environment. You will be committed to the support and development of self and others and driven and motivated to work collaboratively in order to achieve the highest standards of care for infants and families.

This is a highly successful and dynamic service with a reputation for the delivery of high standards of compassionate clinical care, education and research. We want to continue to progress these aspects of our service and want a post holder who shares our vision and will rise positively to the challenges the future will hold.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Alison Smith
0161 2766379


Penny Heap





If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 276 4987