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Neonatal Outreach Nurse

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Neonatal Community Outreach Team at Wye Valley NHS Trust. We are looking to recruit an experienced neonatal nurse to expand our already established community neonatal outreach team to provide a comprehensive 7 day service across the county of Herefordshire and the surrounding areas.

We are looking to expand the team so that we can expand the services that we provide to the families to include home phototherapy and prolonged jaundice screening in the community. In addition to working within the neonatal outreach team the successful candidate will also be expected to work one clinical shift per week on the special care baby unit.

Main duties of the job

The special care baby unit at Wye Valley NHS Trust provides care for babies born 30 weeks and above and is located in the rural market town of Hereford surrounded by beautiful countryside. We have 12 cots on the unit, which include 1 ITU cot for stabilisation and short term ventilation, 2 HDU cots and 9 special care cots, 3 of which have beds alongside them which enables mothers to be resident with their babies.

The successful post holder will work alongside the neonatal team on the Special Care Baby Unit at Hereford to facilitate and support earlier discharge for babies and their families, to provide continuing care in the community. To ensure continuity of care the successful post holder, in addition to working as part of the neonatal outreach team will also be expected to work a regular clinical shift each week on the special care baby unit as a Band 6 Junior Sister.

The main duties of the job is to provide continuing care in the community, including nasogastric tube feeding support, nutritional advice, weight monitoring, blood screening, home phototherapy and we are aiming to support the prolonged jaundice screening service by offering this as part of our neonatal outreach team service.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT and the George Elliot Hospital NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster, and Ross on Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we would want for our family and friends.

We are a small friendly team who are dedicated to providing high quality, safe and effective care across both the special care baby unit and the neonatal outreach service. We are forward thinking and are constantly striving to develop and enhance our services for the families that we serve.

The Trust strive to ensure that staff are offered a good work life balance, and work with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Our values - Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care int he right place at the right time - all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information please see the full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

The primary role of the B6 Neonatal Outreach Nurse is to promote safe and early discharge of babies from our special care baby unit and postnatal wards. You will provide support to the families in their own home to meet the ongoing care needs of their baby. This will include, the provision of nasogastric tube feeding in the community, jaundice management, including home phototherapy and prolonged jaundice screening, weight management and nutritional support, and routine blood sampling.

The successful candidate will be an experienced neonatal nurse, with experience of working within a neonatal unit here in the UK. The successful candidate must hold a Neonatal Specific Qualification (QIS) with 6 months post qualification experience.

This post will support the existing outreach team to build on our existing services and plan care and transition to home from the special care baby unit or postnatal ward, providing a structured discharged process which promotes continuity of care.

The outreach team currently work Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00 and Saturday and Sunday 10:00-14:00, but this may be reviewed as the service expands.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Nursing Degree
  • Neonatal Specific Qualification (QIS)
  • Newborn Life Support Course
  • Mentors and Assessor qualification


  • Community Outreach Qualification

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Wide Understanding of Family Integrated Care
  • Evidence of ability to co-ordinate and plan complex discharges ensuring smooth transition between services


  • Specialist learning in connection with community nursing
  • Evidence of participating in clinical audits



  • Significant experience and evidence of current practice in neonatal care
  • Evidence of working on own initiative, prioritising tasks and managing own time.
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Experience of developing guidelines for practice


  • Neonatal community experience
  • Knowledge of budget management

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Hereford County Hospital

Union Walk



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