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Neonatal Practice Development Nurse

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
We are seeking an experienced neonatal nurse with 3 years post neonatal training and at least 2 years of experience facilitating and teaching in Neonatal care to undertake the role of Practice Development Nurse. This is a highly challenging and rewarding role within our fast-paced service.

You must have an interest in education, and the development of evidence-based standards of care. If you are motivated with good leadership ability and excellent clinical skills, we would love to hear from you. In return you will benefit from continuous education for carer and professional development enhanced leadership skills succession planning within the unit and the trust

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a part of the senior neonatal nursing team, will contribute.

the operational and educational management of the unit. Will lead/ facilitate.

the linking of theory to practice. on both pre and post education, training and

practice development for neonatal nursing team. The post holder will have excellent teaching and presentation skills both in the classroom and clinical area.

You will lead / facilitate to deliver an effective and dynamic education program from our neonatal education strategy to the nursing team, students coming into the service (which includes staff on clinical placement during their neonatal nurse training) and junior staff who need induction and support. We offer clinical placements to students undertaking neonatal nurse modules from level 1 and 2 units.

You will be an enthusiastic, motivated senior neonatal nurse with substantive experience at band 6 and above. You will have robust teaching, presentation, and organisational skills as well as evidence of an interest in education, ambition, drive and excellent communication skills.

About us

You will in return receive ongoing support from the Senior Nurse, trust education team and multidisciplinary team (MDT) team.

Please see the attached Job Description and person specification for Key duties and responsibilities.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities. If you need help, please ask. We also welcome full time, part time or job share individuals, please come, and have a discussion with our Senior Nurse.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Trust and the Neonatal team and be a part of turning our vision into your everyday practice.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualification, skills, experience and knowledge required.

For both documents , please see the attachments for this vacancy.

Person Specification



  • 2 years at band 7 in Level 2/3 neonatal units
  • NMC Registered Nurse/Midwife/. Registered children's nurse
  • Neonatal Qualification
  • o Experience of working in a Level 3 unit and NLS qualification
  • Recognised teaching course
  • Experience of Neonatal education pathways


  • MSc or willing to undertake or be working towards a Master qualification
  • NLS instructor status
  • Professional leadership training
  • Knowledge of HEI/ODN education pathways

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Neonatal Unit, Homerton Hospital

Homerton Row


E9 6SR

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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