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Neonatal Community Outreach Team Band 5 Nurse

Band 5

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Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
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Stoke on Trent
£25,655 - £31,534 pa
Salary period
01/02/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

Band 5 Staff Nurse

Full/Part time staff

Neonatal Community Outreach

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Stoke University Hospital (RSUH) site in Stoke-on-Trent with the development of a Neonatal Community Outreach Team. RSUH is a £350 million state of the art hospital development that, along with County Hospital in Stafford, serves the population of Staffordshire and beyond, with both local and specialist tertiary services.

Main duties of the job

The Neonatal Community Outreach Team will be an integrated hospital – community team which will facilitate the early discharge of babies who have been resident within the Neonatal Unit, or the Transitional care unit, at RSUH/UHNM.

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a state of the art Level 3 Unit (providing the highest levels of care) and is part of the West Midlands Neonatal Operational Network. The Unit is a modern, purpose built facility, providing the most up to date technology, enabling us to support the sickest of babies, including therapeutic cooling.

The Neonatal Community Outreach Team will provide care for babies with on-going medical or nursing needs including home oxygen, establishing feeds, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and home phototherapy.

The Neonatal Community Outreach Team will be part of the UHNM Child Health Directorate.  The Directorate offers you the opportunity to develop your career aspirations via a yearly appraisal and bespoke training and development plan with access, and support from, the Directorate and Corporate Educational and Development teams.  In return we are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated Neonatal Nurse who, through interview and assessment, demonstrates a commitment to delivering exceptional care to babies and families.


Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Neonatal Community Outreach Staff Nurse will become part of a new team providing care for babies and their families in their home. The successful candidate will need to be clinically credible in the safe delivery of care to babies in their home setting and supported by the NCOT senior team.

We are looking for a candidate that can demonstrate excellent communication skills and flexibility. The successful candidate will need to be committed to evidence based care and have the passion to support this neonatal service development.

You will need to have the ability to work independently and collaboratively with the Neonatal Intensive Care team. The successful candidate will be expected to rotate into  the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to fulfil professional educational needs.

If you would like further information or to organise an informal visit then please contact;

Matron Emma Kelsall on 01782 672401


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Children’s Nurse NMC Registered Diploma in Nursing Evidence of degree level study in health/nursing related studies
Desirable criteria
  • Qualified in speciality


Essential criteria
  • Minimum of 2 years post registration experience in an acute hospital setting
  • Neonatal Experience
Desirable criteria
  • Community Nursing experience

Skills and ability

Essential criteria
  • ENB 998 /Mentorship level 3 or equivalent or experience of teaching in the clinical areas
  • Driving licence
Positive about disabled peopleAge positiveArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Emma Kelsall
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01782 672401