Senior Resuscitation Practitioner

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for a Senior Resuscitation Practitioner who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

The post holder will work as part of the team supporting the resuscitation improvement strategy for the Trust, helping ensure that the service is able to develop to fulfil the needs of East and North Herts NHS Trust staff and maintain a safe environment for patients.

The post holder will work across the Trust, ensuring effective and safe delivery of care for patients, particularly in partnerships with teams such as critical care outreach and sepsis team with a drive to prevent patient deterioration.

The post holder will act as a Senior Resuscitation Practitioner to The Trust and will work closely with the Non-Medical Education team and Medical Education team to deliver training to all clinical staff employed by the Trust and will support continued improvement in providing education across the Trust. A band 6 development post would be considered subject to meeting essential criteria.

Our Values are Include, Respect, and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work with the other team members to ensure the standardisation and development of the service, ensuring that the service is able to grow to fulfil the needs of East and North Herts NHS Trust staff.

Manage day-to-day operation of the resuscitation service delivery with other members of the team.

Deputise for the Lead Resuscitation Practitioner in his/her absence.

Participate in the planning, delivery, organisation, and evaluation of training programmes delivered by the department.

Instruct/Direct national life support courses run by the Trust.

Conduct in situ simulation sessions and promote learning from outcomes.

Provide clinical and managerial leadership and support to all groups of staff on resuscitation matters.

Respond to 2222 calls for deteriorating patients and cardiac arrests.

Perform investigations into in-patient cardiac arrests.

Will require specialised knowledge and skills, in the resuscitation of paediatric and adult patients.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications/ Training


  • Professional clinical qualification. RN, ODP or Paramedic (NMC or HCPC).
  • Relevant post basic qualification e.g. EMB 100/199/124
  • Recognised Teaching Qualification e.g ENB 998, C& G 7307 or Cert Ed.
  • Generic Instructor Course Qualification (Resuscitation Council [UK])
  • ALS Instructor/ Instructor candidate
  • EPALS/APLS instructor/Instructor candidate.


  • EPALS or APLS Provider/Instructor Certificate.
  • ALS/EPALS/NLS Course Director.
  • GIC Instructor Certificate.
  • NLS Provider/Instructor Certificate.
  • Recognised management qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Relevant 1ST Degree
  • Administration of First Line Drugs.

Previous Experience


  • Minimum two years as band 6/7 in an acute care area or band 6 Resuscitation Officer.
  • Act as a mentor.
  • Development of short- and long-term strategy plans.
  • Development and implementation of policies, audit, training.


  • Demonstrable evidence of effective evaluation of training programs that will ensure that Clinical Governance and other professional standards.
  • Ability to identify areas for research and instigated areas for research and development at local and/or national level.
  • Ability to conduct and report on clinical audit and the development of action plans and implementation of change.



  • Demonstrates the ability to work both within a team and independently, whilst supervising and teaching others.
  • Demonstrates the ability to rapidly assess, interpret and co-ordinate the initiation of treatment.
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills.
  • Proven ability to used learned knowledge to change practice.
  • Proven teaching and assessing ability


  • Excellent negotiation Skills.
  • Ability to plan and co-ordinate a comprehensive training program for all levels of staff
  • Ability to plan and co-ordinate a comprehensive training program for all levels of staff.
  • Ability to lead and facilitate the development of a team and its members
  • Ability to provide constructive clinical debriefing to members of staff post cardiac arrest and other critical events.



  • Understanding of the wider NHS environmental and current issues.
  • Ability to work within a budget
  • Demonstrates ability to interpret data and verifies evidence to change practice.
  • Knowledge of current resuscitation issues in clinical practice and Current national resuscitation guidance
  • Be aware of clinical risk and clinical governance issues relating to resuscitation.
  • Computer literacy including office 2010 Excel, Access, Powerpoint


  • Contributes to the development of the educational service at both local and regional levels.
  • Be able to identify areas for improvement, plan and implement change.

Other Requirements


  • Contributes to the development of the educational service at both local and regional levels.
  • Be able to identify areas for improvement, plan and implement change.

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Lister Hospital



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