Nursing - Developmental Shift Co-ordinator

  • Department Ward 23 - Neonatal
  • Salary £43,742.00 – £50,056 per annum
  • Closing Date 09/06/2023
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-DSC-832
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Secondment: 12 months
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week (7 day working pattern)

Job overview


Are you looking for a new challenge? 

Are you committed to developing both personally and professionally? 

Do you have extensive clinical skills in Neonates? 

Do you have excellent leadership skills?

Are you looking for new ways of working and to drive forward service improvements?

If so, this role could be for you!

Training and support will be provided

Part time or Full Time hours will be considered 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Developmental Band 7 Shift Co-Ordinator for the Neonatal Unit at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford

The function of the Shift Co-Ordinator is to ensure that the shift runs as smoothly as can be and that any risks that are identified are escalated and mitigated as much as possible to ensure the safety of the unit. This will mean working with multiple members of the multi disciplinary team both internally and externally to provide assurances and to work with us to consistently approve our services. 


Main duties of the job

  • To have the necessary skills and knowledge to provide expert care to all categories of neonates and their families in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • To take continuing responsibility for the management of the Neonatal Unit and to take charge of the Neonatal Unit as required. To ensure the effective and efficient use of all allocated resources.
  • To take a lead role within the senior neonatal nursing team with a special area of interest, such as clinical governance, quality and safety.
  • To encourage and participate in research programmes, developing research skills.
  • To undertake responsibility for own professional development.


Working for our organisation

The Neonatal Unit at The Princess Royal Hospital is a NNU and consists of  22 cots (3 ITU, 3 HDU and 16 SC).   We are part of the West Midlands Operational Delivery Network.

We embrace family-centred care involving parents in all aspects of their baby's care and are proud of the services we deliver.  We have a dedicated community team who follows the baby's journey from discharge to support parents and family within the community.

We have achieved stage 1 BFI accreditation and is currently working towards achieving stage 2.  We see parents as partners in care and  work together to deliver the highest standards of care and to provide the best experience for each neonate within the hospital and community settings  

We take pride in what we do and knows the positive impact an educated workforce has on our outcome, hence we have in place bespoke  training and support for all staff throughout your  employment journey at SaTH.  We have an induction and training programme to help you settle into your new role.  We actively promote professional development offering opportunities to undertake appropriate training and courses relevant to your role.

The successful candidates will work closely with the neonatal matron and demonstrate clinical credibility, excellent communication and organisational skills, a positive approach to change and positively good leadership skills. You must live our trust values and drive the neonatal service forward through improvement and innovation.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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