Deputy Resuscitation Practitioner

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to join The Resuscitation Team at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NGH Foundation Trust. The Resuscitation Team is looking for a Registered Nurse/ODP or equivalent with experience in an acute care area, to support and develop our Resuscitation Team.

We are a team of expert practitioners who educate, support and drive forward improvement in resuscitation and deteriorating patient care.

The Resuscitation team teaches resuscitation skills to all staff in the trust and provides structured and accredited courses to meet educational requirements and CQC standards. They provide expert advice in resuscitation within clinical settings and undertakes initiatives on behalf of the trusts Resuscitation Operational Group.

Who we are looking for; -

The successful applicant must be a registered member of a clinical profession.

You will require commitment and experience in the clinical and educational practice of resuscitation and be proficient in the teaching and assessment of a wide range of resuscitation skills. You must have demonstrable substantial experience of teaching a multi-disciplinary audience. You must be willing to work towards achieving ILS and ALS provider and instructor status.

Main duties of the job

Be an active member of the 'Cardiac Arrest Team' alongside the Resuscitation Practitioners, in a supportive/advisory capacity (as appropriate).

In conjunction with the Resuscitation Practitioners assist in the planning, writing, implementation, and evaluation of policies/protocols relating to resuscitation.

In conjunction with the Resuscitation Practitioners initiate and participate in local/national research, trials, and audit.

In conjunction with the Resuscitation Practitioners, be responsible for risk assessments relating to the provision of emergency resuscitation equipment and patient safety in clinical areas.

Be involved as necessary in incident reviews and investigations.

Offer professional advice on current trends in resuscitation training and equipment.

Be a source of expertise and provide an advisory service to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals staff, other Health Care Professional, patients, relatives, and carers.

Responsible for competency-based assessment of Sheffield Teaching Hospital staff in their resuscitation knowledge and skills.

Analyse sensitive data related to 2222 calls, taking appropriate action as required where potential risks are identified.

To present information and evidence to key forums.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

The Resuscitation Team are a group of expert practitioners who educate, support and drive forward improvement in resuscitation and deteriorating patient care within the organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • Teaching and assessing qualification or equivalent level of qualification/combination of courses and experiance
  • Be willing to work towards ILS and ALS provider and instructor status
  • Healthcare professions registered with NMC or HCPC
  • Degree or working towards
  • Qualification at post graduate diploma level or equivalent level of qualification/combination of courses and experience


  • Existing BLS key trainer within an organisation
  • ALS instructor
  • ILS instructor
  • ALS providor
  • APLS/EPLS/NLS/PILS providor/instructor



  • Experienced Clinical Practitioner in Acute care
  • Evidence of active participation in the management of cardiac arrests
  • Evidence of active participation in the management of deteriorating patients
  • Proven experience of management/leadership skills and supporting skills
  • Evidence of planning, delivering, and evaluating teaching programmes


  • Teaching experience in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Experience in teaching other related life support skills i.e., BLS
  • Previous experience of simulation training

Skills and aptitudes


  • Ability to work unsupervised and on own initiative
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Moderate/advanced IT skills
  • Awareness of the audit process
  • Be receptive to change
  • Competent in IV drug administration
  • Able to work on own initiative.
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Able to perform audit
  • Clinical skills teaching
  • Competency development and assessment
  • Advanced clinical and assessment skills
  • Cannulation and venepuncture



  • Approachable friendly attitude
  • Team player
  • Innovative, enthusiastic and motivated
  • Proactive in developing self and department
  • Reliable, conscientious and flexible
  • Ability to work well under pressure

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