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Senior Neonatal Homecare Nurse

There are exciting opportunities which have arisen for Band 6 Neonatal Homecare Nurses to work within Neonatal Home care Service, hosted by Leicester hospitals.

X1 Permanent (25.50 hpw)

X1 Fixed-Term/Secondment (21.25 hpw) - cannot be increased. Post to cover Maternity Leave (6-9 Months)

This model of Neonatal Community Care is provided across Leicestershire and Rutland and the Northamptonshire region, including University Hospitals of Leicester, Kettering General and Northampton General Hospitals . Posts currently available for the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutlands area.

The post holder will be an excellent team worker and will be responsible for ensuring the highest standard of clinical care and evidence based practice for infants within the scope of neonatal outreach, providing specialist on-going care for the neonate and advice, support and education to the family in the home environment.

Substantive contracts would be with UHL , honorary contracts with Kettering and Northampton .We have posts available, with a main base of Northamptonshire covering both Kettering and Northampton hospitals.

We are delighted to be expanding to a 7 day service at each site and increasing services available to families with the new launch of a Home phototherapy service .

Main duties of the job

The Neonatal Home care Team provides a service covering 7 days a week, from 08:00-1700 Monday to Sunday

This service provides continuing community care for babies and their families in the home setting. Home naso gastric tube feeding and the Home oxygen service is currently well imbedded , and more recently expanded services further to include care of babies at home on phototherapy for the treatment of jaundice.

We are seeking highly motivated Neonatal Nurse's to join our forward thinking family focused neonatal team. The successful candidate will demonstrate the drive and motivation to support the implementation of such an exciting service . To be successful in this role you will need to be registered nurse/midwife with post specialist neonatal course QIS experience.

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are: o We focus on what matters most o We treat others how we would like to be treated o We are passionate and creative in our work o We do what we say we are going to do o We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust: (

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The job holder will assist Neonatal Unit, transitional care based staff with early and appropriate discharge planning in accordance with the criteria for outreach care.
  • To provide a seamless timely discharge from hospital to the home environment.
  • The job holder will carry continuing responsibility for a defined caseload, including the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of complex care programmes, ensuring continuous provision of integrated care.
  • To provide on-going holistic care within the community setting for vulnerable neonates and their family.

    Provide specialist on-going care for the neonate and education, advice and support to the family in the home environment.
  • The job holder will take a proactive role in the education and training of the multidisciplinary team(s), providing on-going supervision and support as an expert.
  • Resource for all disciplines where neonates require on- going care needs within neonatal outreach.
  • To work effectively and efficiently as an Outreach team member as well as independently in the planning, assessment, implementation and evaluation of neonatal community care.
  • To plan, time manage and initiate a weekly schedule based on workload requirements, which will meet the needs of the service and ensure that individual family needs are met.
  • To be confident and competent within the Outreach setting as a lone worker in accordance with trust policy.

(please refer to the job description/person specification for full details on the role)

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse QIS Neonates


  • 2 YEARS neonatal experience

communication skills


  • ability to communicate efficiently


  • IT skills



  • community experience


  • community care of neonate course

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester Kettering and Northampton Neonatal units

Leicester , Infirmary Road . LE 1 5WW



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