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Resuscitation Officer

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum Pro rata
Closing date
20 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Part Time
The Resuscitation Officer will support the Resuscitation Manager in planning and facilitating a comprehensive level of resuscitation training across all the Trust's sites, in line with current national recommendations and guidelines. They will assist with patient safety and quality improvement projects and audits as required and provide clinical expertise by attending emergency team calls as required.

Main duties of the job

  • Assist in the planning, development, delivery, evaluation and recording of all training provided by the Resuscitation Department and assess levels of competence during and following teaching.
  • Help with income generation by providing training, where appropriate, for external customers.
  • Deliver training and offer support to relatives and carers of at risk patients.
  • Provide professional advice and support in relation to any aspect of resuscitation training, practice and procedures.
  • Be an active member of the Trust's Resuscitation Committee.
  • Participate in quality improvement projects relating to acute illness management and the deteriorating patient

  • About us

    Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are:
    • Service We will put our patients first
    • Teamwork We will work together
    • Ambition We will aspire to provide the best service
    • Respect We will act with integrity

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

  • Attend adult, paediatric and newborn medical emergency calls and manage a cardiac arrest in the absence of an appropriate medical team leader.
  • Provide appropriate advice and support during and after resuscitation to staff and/or witnesses involved.
  • Assist in developing Trust policies and competencies in all relevant resuscitation procedures.
  • Ensure a high standard of professional practice is maintained and maintain clinical competencies by working regular shifts in an acute clinical area
  • Collect and collate data for Trust-wide and national audits relating to resuscitation

  • Please see full Job description and personal specification attached.

    This job description is not intended to be exhaustive and it is likely that duties may be altered from time to time in the light of changing circumstances, in discussion with the post holder. This role profile is intended to provide a broad outline of the main responsibilities only. The post holder will need to be flexible in developing the role with initial and on-going discussions with the designated manager.

    Person Specification



    • UK Registered Nurse (Part 1) or registered Allied Health Professional
    • Post registration certificate in teaching & assessing
    • RC (UK) advanced level resuscitation course provider certificate (i.e. ALS, EPALS, NLS)


    • Degree or relevant post registration qualification
    • RC(UK) Instructor status (i.e. ILS, ALS, EPALS, NLS)



    • Significant and recent experience of working in a relevant acute clinical area
    • Experience of clinical teaching


    • Evidence of competency in relevant clinical skill
    • Experience in teaching resuscitation / medical simulation
    • Experience of change management
    • Experience of clinical audit



    • Ability to work independently
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
    • A good standard of written and spoken English is required to be able to undertake the relevant duties


    • The ability the lead a clinical team under pressure
    • Experience of debriefing
    • The ability to prepare and deliver presentations to a group of people
    • The ability to write clear and concise reports

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


    Great Western Foundation Trust

    Marlborough Road


    SN3 6BB

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