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Band 8a Trust Wide Resuscitation Lead - Callington Road, Bristol

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
13 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and Northeast Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the southwest.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be a Registered Nurse, Operating Department Practitioner or registered Paramedic and have considerable post registration experience. You will be an existing Resuscitation Council (UK) ALS Instructor and hold a teaching /assessing qualification or evidence of formal teaching.

The successful candidate will lead on the effective provision of a comprehensive Resuscitation Service across the entire organisation, including community services.

Be responsible for the planning, implementation and delivery of resuscitation training, ensuring that eligible staff across the Trust to ensure that staff are adequately and appropriately trained in resuscitation skills and practice.

Be responsible for the maintenance and development of all policies and procedures relating to resuscitation, physical health deterioration and DNACPR decision making (ReSPECT). Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders, such as pharmacy services and medicine to support the maintenance and development of physical health related policies and procedures, including End of Life Care.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In acknowledgement that early recognition and escalation of physical health deterioration saves lives, this post gives the successful applicant the opportunity to join us in our journey to improve physical healthcare provision in AWP. Experience of responding to deteriorating patients along with the experience of providing resuscitation will be required.

The post has both clinical and administrative requirements where the post holder will be required to be flexible to respond to clinical queries in relation to the subject matter and requests for training.

Deputising for the Consultant Nurse for Physical Health and IP& C where required and facilitating team management responsibilities.

We are looking for a credible, passionate and enthusiastic registered professional, with demonstrable knowledge and experience in leading clinical standards with a passion to improve physical healthcare for those under our care in AWP. This is an exciting opportunity to gain corporate experience you will be required to lead the development and delivering of physical emergency response and treatment training, quality improvement audits, reviewing and developing procedures and guidance, and involvement in Trustwide projects.

This is a challenging role, working in a very fast paced environment within a small and friendly team. The successful candidate will find this a very rewarding role where you will be able to make a difference to service users with serious mental illness in a variety of settings, whilst focusing on developing your resuscitation expertise to offer a blended approach to care.

You will be rewarded by working in a dynamic learning environment with likeminded, motivated colleagues full of ideas and willingness to embrace change.

The key skills we would be looking for are someone who considers themselves to be:
  • Highly organised
  • Have a flexible approach to work
  • Have professional curiosity to support and develop services with their colleagues
  • Have a passion to improve your own and other healthcare workers physical health skills and knowledge
  • Good communicator, who works well as part of a team.

AWP trust covers a wide geographical area, and the role will include cross site working. There is an opportunity to work from home on occasions and the ability to hot desk in all areas.

The post requires you to be a car driver and have access to a vehicle and the role will be based in either Bristol or Bath. Pool cars are available for occasional use and with prior booking.

If you are an enthusiastic individual, passionate about resuscitation and keen to utilise your existing skills and knowledge in this challenging but rewarding role then we would love to hear from you. If this sounds like an opportunity you would like to explore, we would love to hear from you.

For more information please

Person Specification



  • Registered NMC/HCPC - Registered Nurse/ODP/Paramedic
  • Resuscitation council ALS Instructor
  • Teaching qualification/equivalent experience
  • Qualified to a Masters Level/equivalent experience
  • Planning and Delivering training programmes


  • Resuscitation Council EPALS instructor
  • Experience in the appraisal of others
  • Experience in report writing
  • Governance procedures for Resuscitation standards

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


Callington road Hospital



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