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Lead Specialist Nurse - Sepsis

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Part Time
The Sepsis Specialist is a Trust wide role, providing clinical leadership, education and training to improve the outcomes for patients with sepsis. The role will include raising awareness of sepsis, ensuring early recognition, assessment and interventions through clinical education and direct clinical support.

The post holder will be instrumental in the delivery of trust wide multi-disciplinary teaching.

Main duties of the job

The role will also include supporting the corporate delivery of the Sepsis key performance indicators. They will be a driver of qualitative, innovative, productive, safe evidence based nursing care which promotes best practice and best outcomes for patients and will act as a clinical expert and resource for members of the multi-disciplinary team.

To be the specialist resource in relation to the management of sepsis, providing ward staff with the appropriate knowledge and information to support their patients.

Participate actively in the development and improvement of Sepsis care in order to maximise quality of patient care in collaboration with all health care professionals and external agencies

Assist in developing Trust policy to ensure practice meets internal and external healthcare standards as required.

Support the clinical areas to further identify local sepsis champions to improve the education and compliance with utilising the sepsis tools across the Trust.

Work collaboratively with Oncology specialist nurses to support improvements in management of neutropenic sepsis

Work collaboratively with Critical Care from a clinical and education perspective as part of the whole deteriorating patient agenda

To maintain a high and visible profile in the clinical environment and act as a role model demonstrating high standards of care.

About us

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals is a Foundation Trust with big ambitions and a proven history of success as early adopters and high quality care outcomes. We're aiming to be in the top 10% for everything we do. To get there we are improving our organisation to be more suited to how patients use our services.

We serve a population of over 420,000 people across South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire.

We are an Associate Teaching Hospital of the University of Sheffield and an Associate College of Sheffield Hallam University.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the roles and responsibilities for this post

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Registered practitioner
  • Degree in Nursing or equivalent
  • Teaching qualification
  • Ongoing personal/professional development


  • ILS/APLS qualified
  • Leadership qualification / course



  • Minimum 2 years in acute setting
  • Awareness of audit within the healthcare setting
  • Exposure to managing change
  • Evidence of teaching experience
  • Project management


  • Sepsis champion role / experience

Skills/Ability & Knowledge


  • Advanced communication skills
  • Sound knowledge of the early detection and management of the patient with Sepsis in Adults and children
  • Ability to challenge and change behaviours
  • Ability to facilitate teaching
  • Effective IT skills
  • Evidence of recent study


  • Evidence of recent study

Qualities/ Attributes


  • Proven organisational skills
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-dimensional team
  • Highly motivated
  • Assertive
  • Diplomatic
  • Commitment to patient safety
  • Able to meet strict deadlines

Employer details

Employer name

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Armthorpe Road



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