Recognise & Respond Clinical Nurse Specialist

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

This post offers a wonderful opportunity, for the successful candidate, to join the Recognise and Respond team; a forward-thinking service working trust wide, overseeing the response, review and treatment of deteriorating ward patients throughout the NNUH site.

We are looking for a highly motivated and dedicated professional with skills and knowledge in emergency, acute or critical care. The successful applicant will demonstrate their experience in managing the deteriorating patient, bring ambition to drive change and deliver safe and effective patient care in new and innovative ways.

The Recognise and Respond Team role is fast paced and diverse; The team comprises four arms; Rapid Response, the Critical Care Anaesthetic Practitioner Service, Resuscitation, and Education and Quality Improvement. The successful candidate will work as part of the Rapid Response Team, responding to deteriorating patient referrals and supporting all patients stepped down from Critical Care to the wards. They will also be fully involved in the team's education and quality improvement projects, working to improve standards of care for deteriorating patients across the trust through education, audit and quality improvement. They will also work alongside the resuscitation team to support the delivery of both direct patient care and education.

Interview Date: 12th June 2023

Main duties of the job

You will be able to bring together clinical skills in assessment and treatment of deteriorating patients with excellent communication skills and a passion for education and quality improvement. This is a hugely exciting role within a dynamic team and we would encourage anyone who has the skills, passion and dedication to make contact.

You will also support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's 'PRIDE' values of People focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence and demonstrate behaviours that support and encourage an inclusive culture.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N&N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached job description for full details of the role and use your supporting statement to confirm how you meet the essential and desirable criteria on the job specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse or AHP with appropriate registration
  • Post registration Acute Care course or equivalent experience
  • Proof of continuous update in specialist areas


  • ILS or ALS



  • Significant post-registration experience including some experience in a position relevant to the speciality
  • Acute Care experience



  • Able to perform clinical skills relevant to the specialty
  • Be able to demonstrate teaching performance
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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