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AfC Band 6
37.5 per week
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Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
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Walsall Manor Hospital
£26,302 to £35,225 per annum
27/09/2017 08:00
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Sister- Neonatal

AfC Band 6

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides integrated acute and community Healthcare in the West Midlands serving a population of 260,000 residents. Walsall Manor Hospital houses the full range of district general hospital services. The £170 million development was completed in 2010 and we are continually upgrading. Construction of the new integrated critical care unit has commenced and is due to be completed 2017, and plans to extend the neonatal unit are underway.

We provide high quality, friendly and effective community health services from multiple sites covering Walsall. Our multidisciplinary services include rapid response and homebased care, so that those with long term conditions and the frail elderly can remain in their own homes.

We are recommended by colleagues as a place to work which is supported by the trusts promises to work as part of a team, be supported to maintain high standards and appreciate every individual. We are committed to investing in our workforce by recruiting to Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professional and HealthCare Science vacancies.


We have already made substantial progress following our CQC visit and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plans.


Our Maternity Unit here currently delivers over 4000 women per year.
A position has arisen within our dedicated team for Neonatal Nursing Sister. You will need to be an experienced Nurse qualified in specialty (ENB 405 or equivalent). You must have substantive experience post qualification in speciality. A teaching and assessing course is desirable, or the willingness to work towards.
We would encourage applications from Nurses with the necessary skills and the calibre to develop their role and undertake Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner training within 3 years.
We are one of two Local Neonatal Units within the busy Staffordshire, Shropshire and Black Country Newborn Network and actively participate in Network groups and business.

We are passionate about maintaining our high quality nursing care and would like to recruit high calibre, dynamic, motivated and compassionate sisters to join our team
Our Neonatal unit has 15 cots, which is comprised of 2 intensive cots, 2 high dependency cots and 11 special care cots. Designated LNU, (Level 2) we provide excellent care for preterm babies from 28 weeks’ gestation and for sick new born babies. We provide stabilisation for babies at born at lower gestations prior to transfer to NICU
We are committed to delivering the highest standard of care to our babies and their families
You will need to be RN qualified with significant experience of working in a neonatal unit plus the commitment and enthusiasm for working within this field. You will be joining a team who work a variety of shifts including internal rotation to night duty. Opportunities exist for personal development and staff are supported to undertake additional training as required.
You will be joining an enthusiastic, friendly, motivated multidisciplinary team working within a centre of excellence for neonatal care. These are highly challenging and rewarding roles within our exciting service.

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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

For more information please contact Charlotte Yale Interim Matron for Neonates. Or Lisa Poston, Neonatal Unit Manager on EXT 7704
and to arrange to come along for an informal visit.

If you have problems applying, contact

01922 721172 ext 7163