Newly qualified nurses

‘It is great to work with such a top team’

Christian Jones joined Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as a newly-qualified staff nurse after completing his nurse training at Birmingham City University.

Christian Jones joined Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as a newly-qualified staff nurse after completing his nurse training at Birmingham City University.

‘After working on various wards at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, and doing a placement in intensive care in my third year, I was in no doubt that I wanted to work here,’ he says.

Since taking up a band 5 post in the hospital’s paediatric intensive care unit in 2012, and completing the trust’s paediatric intensive care foundation programme, Christian has gone on to complete a mentor and assessing course. Now he is about to embark on the trust’s paediatric intensive care specialist course.

On successful completion of the course, he will be able to take advantage of development pathways in areas including retrieval, the technical team, family liaison, and education and research.

‘There are so many opportunities for development here,’ Christian says. ‘Everyone is supportive of each other, and it is great to be working with such a top team of people.’

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