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Neonatal Outreach Nurse

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
11 Jun 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for to cover a six month secondment as a Band 6 Neonatal Outreach Nurse to work within the Neonatal Outreach Service, hosted by UHCW. This model of Neonatal Community Care is provided across the Coventry and Warwickshire region, including University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, George Eliot and South Warwickshire Foundation Trust.

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.

The post holder will assist neonatal staff across the Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS) at 3 sites in Coventry & Warwickshire (University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW), George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust (GEH) and South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT) with early and appropriate discharge planning in accordance with the criteria for neonatal community outreach care

Main duties of the job

Support the development, implementation and evaluation of the Neonatal Community Outreach Service.

Ensure a high quality, efficient and effective service, in support of an integrated LMNS approach.

To work within the hub and spoke model for the outreach team.

To 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 across the LMNS in Coventry and Warwickshire.

To provide a seamless timely discharge from hospital to the home environment

Collect and collate data as required to support the outreach model

Review patient pathways and facilitate early discharge of patients

The post holder will take a proactive role in the education and training of the multi-disciplinary teams, providing on-going supervision as an expert in relation to neonates who require on- going care needs within neonatal community outreach.

Allocate, coordinate, monitor and assess outreach service workload, ensuring resources are deployed appropriately, in the absence of the Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Recognise and act as an advocate for patient, carer, service and organisation.

*Seconment also possible for internal candidates upon agreeing with line manager prior to applying for the post*

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire ( joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Support the Clinical Nurse Specialist in identifying and assessing complex clinical and non-clinical issues, implementing resolutions and monitoring/auditing outcomes. Will conduct regular audit to evaluate the service development.
  • Organisation of interdepartmental/organisational activities including HR, resources, budget management, risk and issue management, complaints, patient flow and acting up as appropriate.
  • .Participation in development, education and training of staff and service in an identified area through appraisal and business planning cycles
  • .Utilise and ensure others utilise IT systems to secure accurate and timely patient, workforce and resource data available
  • 19.Promote and monitor adherence to Health and Safety and Trust policy designed to protect healthcare staff and service users from known hazards
  • To support and maintain a comprehensive communication network between the 3 neonatal Units, the MDTs involved and Childrens Community nursing team.
  • Participate in local and national nursing events in order to gain further knowledge and share good practice, with potential to report at local and national level.

  • For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

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    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


    University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire


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