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Critical Care Outreach Practitioner

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
King's Lynn
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
You will act as a specialist nurse with critically ill patients across the organisation, working both autonomously and within a team to promote good practice, supporting an organisational approach to ensure equity of care for all critically ill patients, irrespective of their location.

This will be achieved through clinical practice, management, education, research and audit and professional activities taking into account directorate, corporate, and national policy and within the clinical governance framework.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide expert clinical assessment, management and monitoring of patients with critical illness and facilitate essential treatments when needed.
  • To work as a member of the Critical Care Outreach team to provide high quality, individualised care for critically ill patients developing opportunities to manage defined caseloads of patients with the support of the Consultant/Lead Nurse.
  • Provide specialist advice, support, teaching and training to the ward staff and members of the multi-disciplinary team regarding the management of patients with critical illness sharing critical care skills and knowledge.
  • The post holder will have some autonomy in the delivery of the service to patients, and will be responsible for his/her professional actions. The Consultant/Lead Nurse and Consultant intensivist will supervise the post holder.
  • Facilitate staff in delivering patient centred care that is clinically effective, proactive and dynamic in the identification and management of critically ill patients throughout the organisation.
  • Embrace and promote interagency multidisciplinary working through joint action plans, protocols and pathways to support quality improvements in service delivery.
  • Contribute to the strategic development of patient and healthcare services.
  • Provide professional and managerial leadership individually and within the team.
  • Deputise for the Consultant/Lead Nurse as appropriate.
  • Participate in clinical Governance and risk management strategies.

  • About us

    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) King's Lynn is located near some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK, along the north Norfolk coast, and not far from Sandringham House.

    We provide a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetrics and community-based healthcare services to around 331,000 people across west and north Norfolk, in addition to parts of Breckland, Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire.

    We have more than 4,000 staff and volunteers, approximately 530 beds, and a helipad for air ambulances. We work with neighbouring hospitals for the provision of tertiary services, including as part of regional partnership and network models of care, such as the trauma network.

    In February 2022 the significant progress that has been made at QEH was recognised by the Care Quality Commission who rated the Trust as 'Good' in all of the core services they inspected. They recommended the Trust moves out of the recovery support system (formerly special measures).

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    For more information on this exciting opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications, Training and Professional Development


    • Registered Healthcare Practitioner with relevant professional body (e.g. NMC/HCPC)
    • Teaching and Assessing qualification
    • ALERT Course or Equivalent
    • Educated to Degree Level
    • ALS (Resuscitation Council UK) provider


    • Competence in National Critical Care Outreach framework.
    • Certified Acute Care Course e.g. Critical Care Course or equivalent.
    • Degree/Diploma with specialist courses & enhanced skills to MSC level.
    • Advanced Clinical Assessment Skills course
    • Non-Medical Prescribing Course



    • Relevant experience in an acute environment
    • Portfolio of career development
    • Competence and/or Experience with BiPAP, CPAP and High Flow Nasal therapy.
    • Good understanding of ABG's and blood results.


    • Chest X-ray basic interpretation.
    • CVC/PICC line competent.
    • Advanced assessment skills.

    Skills, abilities, and knowledge


    • Teaching abilities
    • Advanced level of Critical or Acute Care problem solving skills
    • Able to use own initiative
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with adherence to information Governance

    Employer details

    Employer name

    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFT


    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn

    Gayton Road

    King's Lynn

    PE30 4ET

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