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Senior Clinic Nurse, Children's Surgical

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Fixed term: 12 months (12 Months)
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
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Stoke on Trent
£32,306 - £39,027 £30,401 - £37,267 pro rata pa
Salary period
20/01/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

Senior Clinical Nurse Children's Surgical and Daycase Ward

Band 6 -37.5 hours - Fixed Term, 12 Months 

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Staffordshire Children's Hospital  within the University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM) Children’s surgical inpatient daycase unit at the Royal Stoke University Hospital (RSUH) site in Stoke-on-Trent.

Main duties of the job

RSUH is a £350 million state of the art hospital development that, along with County Hospital in Stafford, serves the population of Staffordshire and beyond, with both local and specialist tertiary services.

The surgical inpatient and daycase unit is a fast paced environment with multiple daily admissions.

The unit features a 13 bedded inpatient unit and a newly developed day case unit. The area supports the admission of surgical patients 0-18years.

The Unit is part of the UHNM Child Health Directorate.  The Directorate offers you the opportunity to develop your career aspirations via a yearly appraisal and bespoke training and development plan with access, and support from, the Directorate and Corporate Educational and Development teams.  In return we are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated Children’ Nurse who, through interview and assessment, demonstrates a commitment to delivering exceptional care to children and families.


Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Senior Clinical Nurse within the Child Health will supports the Senior Sister and Directorate Management team in the delivery of a quality children’s service’s to match the patient and parent/guardian experience.

The role of the Senior Clinical Nurse is to be clinically credible in the delivery of general and specialist services delivered within the Child Health Children’s Wards.

The Senior Clinical Nurse work closely with the Senior Sister in the delivery of evidence based practice; ensuring patients receive safe and effective patient care to meet the Directorate & Trust safety agenda and matching parent and family expectations.

The Senior Team work in close partnership with the Consultants and Nurse Specialists to ensure all patients receive a quality service when accessing the department and will develop care pathways, PGD’s guidelines and policies and patient information to support this, working collaboratively with the Lead Nurse for Quality for the ward area.

The Senior Clinical Nurse will Support the Senior Sister and Deputise for the area ensuring that an affective and skilled workforce is available to deliver the services within the clinical area.

If you are looking for your next challenge in a Senior Nurse role and have a minimum 2 years’ experience working at a senior level within a Children’s Acute Service, then this is the post for you!

If you would like further information please contact;

Senior Sister Kate Leech on 01782 675141




Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Children’s Nurse on NMC Register
  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Evidence of degree level study in health/nursing related studies


Essential criteria
  • Minimum of 2 years post registration experience to include 1 year of management/leadership experience in the Acute Setting.
  • Good communication skills.
Desirable criteria
  • Formal teaching to groups of staff

Skills & Ability

Essential criteria
  • ENB 998 /Mentorship level 3 or equivalent or experience of teaching in the clinical areas
  • Evidence of on-going professional education in a specialist area
Positive about disabled peopleAge positiveArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Kate leech
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Telephone number
01782 675121