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Neonatal Homecare Senior Nurse

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Depending on experience Dependant on experience , Band 5 Development post to Band 6
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5/6 Neonatal Homecare Nurse to work within Neonatal Home care Service, hosted by Leicester hospitals.

Band will be determined by experience and a development Band 5 post with a view to develop to offer a Band 6 position woud be considered .

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 Northamptonshire 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 now offer a 7 day service at each site and have recently increased services available to families with the new launch of a Home phototherapy service for jaundiced babies

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 we have 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, current Health visitor or Paediatric community care experience would also be considered .

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

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 review Job description attached for Full responsibilies and Job role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse . Adult , childrens


  • Neonatal QIS or Paediatric QIS

Car driver


  • UK driving licience and use or own car for work purposes



  • Community experience eg Homecare , Paediatric community or HV


  • 5 years neonatal experience



  • ability to communicate efficiently

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


NN16 8UZ & NN1 5BD

Rothwell road Kettering & Cliftonville Northampton


NN16 8UZ

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