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Neonatal Community Outreach Sister/Charge Nurse

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
26 Apr 2024
We offer a service with dedicated and professional team members to deliver safe and effective care to our babies and their families within their own home in the community.

Our service offers home phototherapy, home oxygen, home nasogastric feeding and care for pre term infants, as well as other deliveries of care.

We meet our families prior to discharge to ensure they feel confident and safe, allowing them to ask for support and advice and build a rapport with them all whilst education them with the care their baby requires.

Main duties of the job

We support the facilitation of early discharge of well preterm babies and the home nursing of babies requiring specialist nursing intervention e.g. special feeding requirements, home oxygen, congenital abnormalities.Carry out blood sampling in the patient's home, thus preventing unnecessary return visits to the hospital.

We support families with prescription changes or drugs used on community, dependent on blood test results and organising TTO's for drugs difficult to access for community pharmacies. Offer advice to parents on non prescription/over the counter medicines.

We advise on changes in nutritional needs of the baby and weaning.We work in conjunction with other members of the multi disciplinary team and initiate transfer of care to other services e.g. HV/CDC/social services/CCNT/AHP

We empower and educate families to learn new skills and become competent caring for their baby at home, ensuring they are confident and always supported by our team

About us

We run a 7 day service 08.00-17.00, excl Bank Holidays where we work in partnership with our neonatal unit to empower and educate our families to take their baby home sooner, reducing the risk of hospital acquired infection, separation and outgoings for the family.

We work collaborately with our neonatal and transitional care teams to support early discharge and then carry out home visits regularly throughout our working week and support our colleagues on neonatal unit as and when is required.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for details on the main duties and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Neonatal experience with QIS or equivalent
  • Experience looking after families in the community


  • Involvement in complex discharges/discharge planning
  • Teaching/education for staff and families



  • Neonatal QIS or equivilant
  • RON


  • NLS
  • Supervisors and Assessors Course

Employer details

Employer name

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust



City Road


B18 7QH

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