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Staff Nurse - Discharge Coordinator Neonatal Unit

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Apr 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Neonatal Discharge Coordinator to join the dynamic and supportive team in our local Neonatal Unit at Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust, based at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

As a member of our team you will be professional, reliable, safe and compassionate to babies and their families. You will work collaboratively within our multidisciplinary team in an environment that is open, supportive and empowering.

The Neonatal Unit at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS trust is a Local Neonatal Unit comprising of 16 cots which include 2 intensive care, 3 high dependency and 11 special care cots.

Main duties of the job

  • To be highly competent, knowledgeable practitioner ensuring provision of excellent evidence-based care
  • Follow the discharge pathway within the neonatal service and provide specialist advice and guidance to parents and colleagues about the discharge process.
  • Maintains close working relationships with nursing and medical staff and allied health professionals to facilitate discharge planning.
  • Facilitate a seamless discharge of babies with complex needs from the neonatal unit (NNU) by encouraging multi-agency collaboration.
  • Supervise and teach junior staff and pre and post registration student whilst maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Work within the codes of practice, professional guidelines, and policies.
  • Promote the continuous improvement of clinical standards in conjunction with the application of evidence-based practice.
  • Be responsible for the information governance regarding discharges for NNU and the completeness of data.
  • Works independently and as a member of the multi-disciplinary team to develop high standards of neonatal care.
  • To comply with all Trust policies and procedures including health and safety, safeguarding and manual handling.
  • To report incidents in line with Trust incident policy.

About us

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What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?

As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.

We offer flexible and agile working opportunities, alongside your NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement, pension and access to NHS discount schemes.

We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?

We're committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.

As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.

Greater diversity within our BHT family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

A keen supporter of the Armed Forces Community who know the value of employing a service leaver/veteran and their families.

What do we stand for?

Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.

Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.

Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on quoting the vacancy reference number.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Good general education
  • Registered Nurse


  • ENB 998 or MSSP
  • Evidence of further continued professional development
  • Child Protection Training



  • Ability to work within a team and independently.
  • Ability to resolve conflict and disputes, in a non confrontational manner


  • Experience of teaching colleagues and students

Skills & Knowledge


  • Basic Computer skills
  • Ability to produce clear legible written reports in English
  • Ability to communicate clearly in spoken English
  • Accurate basic arithmetic skills, for purposes of calculating drugs and fluids.
  • Competency in IV drug administration.
  • Knowledge of current issues in neonatal nursing
  • Self motivated and optimistic approach to work


  • Knowledge of research based practice
  • Ability to supervise others

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Mandeville Road


HP21 8AL

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