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Trainee Critical Care Outreach Advanced Practitioner

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £50,056 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
The STH Critical Care Outreach team (CCOT) are committed to improving the response to deteriorating patients beyond critical care as such, the team are transitioning into advanced clinical practice.

The outreach team work autonomously to review and support ward-based teams in managing acutely unwell patients and play an integral role in patient safety.

To provide extended hours and a weekend service the outreach team are looking to expand, we are looking for two dynamic individuals with extensive critical care experience and a commitment to delivering high quality patient care.

The successful applicants will be required to undertake a masters level trainee advanced clinical practitioner (ACP) development programme.

This is a full-time substantive post (minimum of 30hrs/week) the successful applicants will be given appropriate study time to complete academic work and will work clinically as part of the CCOT team, cross city working is also expected.

Main duties of the job

To work autonomously offering specialist advice and support to facilitate high quality, individualised care to acutely ill/deteriorating patients beyond the critical care environment. You will:
  • Undertake comprehensive A-E assessments of acutely ill/deterioratingpatients. Formulate a plan of care and implement appropriate interventions to enhance patient safety and prevent further deterioration. Evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and reassess at appropriate intervals.
  • Provide specialist clinical support and guidance to all matters concerning critical care outreach
  • Participate as a member of the cardiac arrest team and act as a role model.
  • Facilitate and provide trust wide education and training in the form of the deteriorating patient study day.
  • Participate in the promotion of the critical care outreach service, developing a rapport with the wider MDT to encourage appropriate and timely escalation to the outreach service.
  • Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with the wider MDT as well as specialist registrars and consultant intensivists within critical care.
  • Provide advice, care and support to patients recently discharged to the wards from critical care. This may include advice regarding psychological services available.
  • Be independently motivated as well as motivated within the team to work towards a shared vision in developing the CCO service.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

The CCO team currently comprises of six highly motivated and skilled nurses with extensive critical care background. We are passionate about our role and improving patient outcomes beyond critical care. We are looking for individuals who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our ongoing achievements in developing the CCO service.

Current working hours are 8-6pm Monday to Friday. We are working towards expansion of service cover to 24/7 including rotation through unsocial hours cross city.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Please note this advertisement is for both full time and part time opportunities.

This vacancy is advertised on a fixed term contract basis for a period of 3 years due to this being an apprenticeship/training programme. The fixed term contract status of the post holder will be reviewed in accordance with the Trust's legal obligations regarding fixed term contracts.

A learner/applicant must be a UK, EEA, or EU resident for at least the past three years to undertake an apprenticeship training programme.

Please also note any secondment must first be agreed with your current line manager.

Please also note this vacancy is a training post so all applicants will start at Band 6 and upon completion of necessary skills and/ or training will progress to Band 7.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Must be able to provide written evidence of GCSE English and Maths at C or above (or equivalent qualification) at the time of interview (apprenticeship requirement)
  • Honours degree recognised in the UK at 2.2 or above in a related health care subject, or an equivalent qualification (HEI requirement)
  • Registered Nurse with Valid NMC registration or Health Care Professional and registered with HCPC with relevant clinical experience
  • Willing and able to successfully complete a full Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice - which may be via the apprenticeship route
  • Evidence of relevant continuous professional development
  • Advanced life support qualification (ALS/ILS) or willingness to undertake and successfully complete


  • Post Graduate qualification in Advanced Practice
  • Advanced Physical Assessment module, Non-Medical Prescribing (if part of proposed role)
  • Recognised Teaching & Assessment Qualification or equivalent experience
  • Recognised Leadership Award/qualification or equivalent experience



  • Experience of delivering training / education to others
  • Extensive post registration experience (HEI requirement)
  • Evidence of multi-disciplinary team working


  • Experience of working in an extended role with experience of autonomous practice
  • Experience of undertaking service improvement activity
  • Evidence of contribution to audit and research programs
  • Clinical / managerial leadership experience, including line management of staff, e.g. sickness/absence, recruitment/selection

Skills and Knowledge


  • Can prioritise and manage own workload when faced with conflicting pressures
  • High standard of written and verbal communication - able to present and receive complex information and communicate effectively with all grades of staff and patients / families
  • Ability to manage self and maintain professional conduct in difficult and challenging situations
  • Demonstrates ability to work/learn self-directed


  • In depth knowledge of pathophysiology of common conditions seen in the speciality and their management
  • Ability to order and interpret appropriate clinical investigations
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Study of therapeutics/diagnostics
  • Able to analyse and synthesise patient information to formulate appropriate diagnoses and management plans
  • Effective leadership, negotiation and reasoning skills with the ability to influence, coach and motivate others

Personal Qualities


  • Team player with a professional approach to work and colleagues able to develop good working relationships
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Shows respect, courtesy, and professionalism in all contacts
  • Patient focussed with a 'can do' attitude
  • Commitment to staff development and training
  • Flexible in order to meet the needs of the service.
  • Competent and confident approach to practice with ability to work under pressure

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Cross Site

Herries Road


S5 7AU

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