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Critical Care Outreach Sister /Charge Nurse Band 6

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity to join our Critical Care Outreach Team.

Critical Care Outreach provides cover over 24 hours, 7 days a week. The role offers a rewarding acute experience in managing the acutely ill in the ward environment.

We are looking for an applicant with Critical Care nursing experience who has an interest in critical care outreach /acute illness management.

The role will involve direct patient care, supporting staff on the wards with both patient management and education in identifying the deteriorating patient, collection of audit to support the Trust implementation of NICE recommendations for acute illness management and monitoring/implementation of the National Early Warning Score (2) within electronic observations (EOBS). As well as all of these functions, there will be a technical requirement to support data collection that allows Trust performance to be monitored and relate directly to outcomes.

Successful candidates will need to be enthusiastic about Outreach, assertive as a clinician with a pro-active approach and a high level of skill in assessment, identification and management of acute illness management and critical care outside of the walls of critical care. The individuals will need to be appropriately confident, being able to work in a challenging environment with a high level of autonomy. T Shifts will be based on 12 hours, covering days and nights with some week-end working which requires a flexible approach to rostering.

Main duties of the job

  • To work according to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and relevant professional guidelines as a named nurse for a defined group of patients and take responsibility for:
  • The assessment of care and health education needs.
  • The development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care including discharge planning for each patient.
  • To contribute to the review of nursing practice and implementation of changes based research / best practice. There is a specific focus on acute illness management and the implementation of incorporating the National Early Warning score into the Electronic Observations system.
  • To contribute to data collection that supports the monitoring of service efficiency and improved outcomes for patients including patient experience.

  • About us

    At the RUH we're proud to put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone's contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centred care we pride ourselves on.

    We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks - celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.

    A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.

    We value staff wellbeing, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. We've even got a pool!

    We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more about living and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about our extensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we're providing healthcare fit for the future with the landmark Dyson Cancer Centre and our passion for research.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please find attached to the vacancy a detailed person specification and job description for further information about this role.

    Due to the nature of this role, we require candidates who apply to have current right to work in the UK. We value and encourage all international applications to please apply to work with our trust to do so via our international nursing campaign. Please follow the link below.You can get in touch at

    Person Specification

    Knowledge and experience


    • Recent Critical Care nursing experience. minimum 2 years relevant clinical experience at band 5. evidence of up to date knowledge of nursing theory and best practice.


    • Experience at band 6 or higher, outreach experience.

    Qualfificatons and Training


    • Registered Nurse part 1,2 NMC registration, Critical Care Qualification/ Step competencies. evidence of other postgrad study, mentorship training


    • Degree/masters qualification. IT skills, Data collection and processing



    • Values and respects others . Treats everyone as an individual. is non-judgemental.


    • Motivated to make a difference . Motivated to be genuinely kind and caring. Willing to learn, open to change

    Specific Skills


    • evidence of well-developed clinical practice within critical care. Demonstrates ability to work within a small team. Able to prioritise own workload and within boundaries of the role. Able to take charge of urgent situations and delegate duties effectively


    • Experience with ward based NIV. Demonstrates awareness of research-based practice and ability to advocate it.

    professional development


    • Demonstrates evidence of commitment to professional development. Demonstrates evidence of ability to educate others.


    • Committed to specialty / clinical area of work and able to motivate others in it.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust


    Royal United Hospital NHS foundation Trust

    Combe Park


    BA1 3NG

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