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Critical Care Outreach Practitioner

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity to join our existing critical care outreach team at UHCW NHS Trust NHS Trust. This is an exciting time to join the team as we launch the 24/7 Critical Care Outreach service.

The Critical Care Outreach Team is a proactive service that provides early recognition, assessment and management of the deteriorating patient. We are looking for compassionate, enthusiastic driven practitioner who is passionate about making a difference in the care of the acutely unwell and deteriorating patient.

You will provide autonomous specialist advice to support and facilitate high quality individualised care to the acutely ill and deteriorating patient in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team. You will assist in facilitating timely admission to critical care and support the discharge from critical care involving appropriate members of the multidisciplinary team in the decision making process .

The successful candidate will be able to make informed decisions within their own area and scope of professional practice to ensure agreed standards, objectives and targets are met.

*Please be advised that interviews for this vacancy will take place on the 11th December 2023*

Main duties of the job

The practitioner will work as part of the critical care outreach service. They will provide expert clinical practice, care, and intervention for the acutely ill, deteriorating and critically unwell ward patient across the trust on a 24-hour shift rotation that covers 365 days per year.

The practitioner will perform patient assessments, undertake appropriate investigations and initiate, evaluate, and modify a range of interventions to prevent patient deterioration. They will assist and facilitate the timely admission and discharge of patients to and from the critical care area by early care intervention and supportive of their continuing recovery within the ward environment.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Accountable for own actions in accordance with Code of Professional Conduct. Will contribute towards corporate objectives, acting within local, Trust and statutory guidelines and policies at all times.
  • Developed communication skills enabling maintenance of high quality service and ensuring timely management and resolution of unexpected events and situations.
  • A resource for staff on national, local and Trust policy and procedures/guidelines, ensuring that clinical governance is embedded in practice.
  • Facilitate health assessment of patients using history taking skills and physical assessment skills.
  • Promote and facilitate relevant and timely treatment plans for patients requiring intervention including fluid resuscitation, oxygen therapy in accordance with patient group directives.
  • Promote and deliver evidence based care for patients presenting to critical care outreach team.
  • Recognition and timely escalation of the deteriorating patient and utilisation and promotion of early warning scores.
  • Assist with education and support of patients with care of tracheostomy, weaning and decannulation.
  • Responsible for accurate, timely documentation of clinical plan in patients records both computerised and paper based.
  • Utilise and ensure others utilise information and IT systems to secure accurate and timely patient, workforce, and resource data available.

For further details of the role please see the attached job description

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust



Clifford Bridge Road



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