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Resuscitation Training Officer Band 7

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£43,574 to £49,587 a year including HCAS
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

Post title:Senior Resuscitation Officer

Salary range: Band 7

Hours: 22.5

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitable candidate to take up a Band 7 position as a Resuscitation Officer with the Resuscitation training department. You will join a small but dedicated team who are committed to delivering a comprehensive, efficient and effective service across the Trust.

The post requires a motivated individual who has an interest in resuscitation. The successful candidate should be able to work independently and flexibly within a small team.

In the role of Senior Resuscitation Officer, Clinical teaching forms a large component of the role. However, it will also include attending medical emergencies and cardiac arrests, audit, administrative tasks and organisation of emergency equipment provision across all Trust sites.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be a Registered Nurse, Operating Department Practitioner or registered Paramedic and have considerable post registration acute or critical care experience. You will be an existing Resuscitation Council (UK) ILS or PILS Instructor and hold a teaching /assessing qualification or evidence of formal teaching. Applicants should be an Advanced Life Support instructor or either an EPALS or APLS instructor.

The post involves running practical training sessions and theoretical courses on all Trust sites, and considerable flexibility is expected to accommodate the teaching programme and setting up / packing away of equipment before and after teaching a course. The position will require the post holder to undertake the physical effort of teaching CPR on a daily basis and moving bulky equipment between training sites. A valid UK driving licence, plus the ability to meet the travel requirements of the post for business purposes is essential.

If you are an enthusiastic individual, passionate about resuscitation and keen to utilise your existing skills and knowledge in this challenging but rewarding role, wed love to hear from you.

About us

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC. We are investing in our colleagues through our health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To support the delivery of a robust resuscitation service as set out in the strategic planning.

Ensure the service is carried out according to standards set by the Resuscitation Committee, Trust Board and the Resuscitation Council (UK). The post holder will be responsible for supporting the organizing, planning, delivering and evaluating a safe and high quality resuscitation service within the Trust.

Duties include -
  • To act as Deputy for the Resuscitation Services Manger
  • Line manage the Resuscitation Training Department Admin Assistant.
  • To support the effective utilisation of staff ensuring work arrangements are focussed on service need
  • To in the absence of the Resuscitation Services Manager manage staff absence including annual leave and study leave, sickness and maternity leave.
  • To implement and maintain individualised performance reviews and objective setting for direct reports, identify training and development needs including compliance to SaMT.
  • To deliver training as part of the Resuscitation Training Team.
  • To provide guidance and support to all relevant staff during attendance at clinical emergencies
  • To support the evaluation of learning needs of clinical areas through training needs analysis, development and implementing courses as appropriate by members/learners.
  • Provide best practice advice and role models in clinical settings for staff, providing constructive feedback following clinical emergencies as required.
  • To attend any Trust meetings as required and requested by the Resuscitation Services Manager.

For a full list of duties and responsibilitiesplease refer to the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Registered Health Professional.
  • Educated to Degree level or working towards Degree level.
  • Teaching qualification ENB 998 or City & Guilds or equivalent/Membership or GIC Course.
  • ALS Instructor.
  • Demonstrates professional updating of knowledge in past two years.


  • EPALS or APLS Instructor.
  • RCUK/ALSG Course Director.
  • Management course.

Supporting information


  • Please provide any other information in support of your application.



  • Experience in a Resuscitation Training role.
  • Can demonstrate up to date clinical credibility/competence.
  • Current employment in acute NHS setting.
  • Clinical & Educational Audit.
  • Evidence of research based practice.
  • Multi-cultural environments.
  • Evidence of advanced skills in practice.

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