Senior Resuscitation Officer

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
8 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to lead, develop and promote the resuscitation agenda at a range of levels. The post holder will work as part of the wider Education and Workforce Development team to develop and communicate a clear vision for the resuscitation team, aligned to the strategic objectives of the Trust.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual with considerable post registration acute care experience. You will possess strong communication skills with the ability to influence and negotiate, to build and maintain strong collaborative working relationships with internal, regional and national colleagues. The post would suit a proactive leader with experience in team development and management, and a willingness to take a compassionate and participative approach to further build and develop the Resus team at a time of change and innovation.
  • Interview date: 8 November 2023
  • 37 hours 30 minutes/Week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

To provide excellent leadership and management of the resuscitation department to develop a cohesive team and sustain a positive working culture, in line with Our Newcastle Way.

To be responsible for the continuing development of the resuscitation department by supporting staff to reach their potential through identification of individual training and development needs.

Working collaboratively with stake holders develop and deliver a robust and high quality educational and training offer. This will be in line with all key drivers and will support the organisational objectives and the Trust agenda.

To ensure mandatory training levels are reached, you will be proactive in the development and grow of a cascade teaching faculty programme for the Trust.

Act as a subject matter expert to continue to develop resuscitation strategy, policy and standards of practice.

You will produce reports for submission to oversight groups to assure, inform and give governance in relation to the resuscitation agenda.

Provide guidance and support to all relevant staff during attendance at clinical emergencies.

Provide best practice advice and role models in clinical settings for staff providing constructive feedback/ debriefing following clinical emergencies as required.

Advise on procurement and management of resuscitation equipment in line with risk management.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • As a member of the Education and Workforce Development team provide high quality, responsive education and development activity which support achievement of organisational objectives and the Trust agenda.
  • To provide clinical and operational management / leadership of the department to ensure effective course / programme delivery and growth of the department
  • To provide a wide range of resuscitation training and education within the guidelines of the Trust, Core Skills Training Framework, the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation and be able to report against these in line with the mandatory requirements of the Trust
  • To develop and deliver resuscitation training which reflects current evidence and policy-based practice
  • To provide clinical and technical support and advice as an active member of the cardiac arrest team.
  • Provide intermediate and advanced life support training to appropriate groups of staff.
  • Will also deliver training in: Anaphylaxis Spinal immobilisation and early warning systems.
  • Provide training for parents/guardians of at-risk infants and children.
  • The post holder will ensure resuscitation equipment requirements are met by co-ordinating the ordering of supplies through standard ordering procedures.
  • Will be responsible for maintaining accurate resuscitation training records.
  • Lead on the development of specialised programmes relating to resuscitation and the deteriorating patient.
  • Play an active role in the multidisciplinary team of trust wide staff andstakeholders involved in resuscitation and the deteriorating patient acting as EWD representative on the Resuscitation Committee.
  • To identify appropriate trials and evaluations of resuscitation and other related equipment and take a lead on such activity for the Trust

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • Qualified RN, ODP or state registered Paramedic
  • NMC Registration or equivalent
  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent experience.
  • Specialist study/experience to Masters level alongside a Certificate of Education, or comparable teaching/training qualification.
  • LS provider certificate and willing to work towards instructor status


  • Is a recognised ALS Instructor. Has a valid EPLS / APLS Certificate.

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience in acute care setting at a level which will ensure clinical credibility with other health professionals
  • High standard of general education, excellent standard of literacy and numeracy.
  • Previous experience in a training role, with experience of designing, delivering and evaluating programmes/workshops for a multidisciplinary team diverse staff group at a range of levels including senior staff groups.
  • Competent in the application of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge and understanding of anti-discriminatory practice
  • Experience in teaching paediatric basic life support.
  • Managerial and Leadership experience including managing a team and budgetary responsibilities
  • Demonstrable experience in a senior education or training and development role, including design and delivery, recording, reporting, monitoring and evaluation training and development, policy development, workforce development strategy, development, organisational and transformational change and leadership development.
  • Clinical credibility in own area of expertise
  • Direct experience of managing / leading change management
  • Direct experience of working with Directors, senior staff and clinicians
  • Demonstrable experience of identifying and delivering professional development and improving standards of professional care
  • proficient in the use of common, regularly used computer programmes such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and E-mail.


  • Previous experience of working within the NHS, or similar large, complex organisation.
  • Experience and knowledge in the application of Trust Personnel Policies and Corporate Governance arrangements.
  • Is an ALS / EPALS course director
  • Understanding of training needs analysis processes and training planning at departmental and organisational level.

Skills & Abilities


  • High quality interpersonal skills, with confidence to communicate positively (day to day, and through the medium of training) at all levels within the Trust and in external organisations.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and work under pressure to deliver a high-quality training service, which covers a diverse range of subjects, to staff working within all disciplines in the Trust.
  • Proven ability to teach clinical skills including Basic Life Support.

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary


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