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ODN Lead Care co-ordinator

Band 8a

Main area
Thames Valley and Wessex ODN
Band 8a
Fixed term: 18 months
Part time: 30 hours per week
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Tidbury Farm
Sutton Scotney
£45,753 - £51,668 pa pro rata
Salary period
28/01/2021 23:59
Interview date

An exciting unique opportunity has arisen at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation trust (UHS), for someone who wishes develop their career in NHS working for the Thames Valley & Wessex Neonatal Critical Care (ODNs) Team to lead on some of the key deliverables of Neonatal Critical Care transformation.

This role is offered on a part time (30 hours per week) and fixed term basis, for 18 months.


The ODNs are established to deliver whole system work programmes based on the NHS Outcomes Framework and quality standards expressed in NHS England specifications in order to drive improvements in patient pathways.


  • The post holder will assist the ODN in supporting neonatal units across Thames Valley and Wessex region to develop and implement Family Centred Care initiatives , meeting the aims and key deliverables of the National Neonatal Critical Care Review (NCCR) 2019 and the NHS Long Term Plan (2019), neonatal commitments
  • The NCCR has informed the 3 key commitments around neonatal care in the NHS Long Term Plan to contribute to the ambition to halve the number of neonatal deaths by 2025 by :
  • Developing neonatal capacity
  • Developing the expert neonatal workforce
  • Enhancing parental support
  • The 'enhancing parental support' theme is focused on supporting and encouraging parents to be actively involved in delivering care for their infants which in turn leads to improved long-term outcomes.
  • The aim of this role is to develop, support improve and enhance family Centred Care and Family Integrated Care in all neonatal units. This will be achieved by co-ordinating and linking with key staff and families to support their local work, fostering and supporting a culture where family integrated  care is embedded in everyday practice so that parents and families are at the centre of and fully involved with their infants care.


Applicants should be passionate about NHS service quality improvement for families receiving care in neonatal services. We are therefore looking for enthusiastic an innovative people with excellent communication, and a good understanding on neonatal services. This role will be supporting the delivery of the TVW NCCR Implementation plan across the region, and requires excellent leadership skills and experience of strategic working within the NHS.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our Live Well and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on 15th February 2021


please email Gina Outram via  gina.outram@nhs.net

If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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