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Deputy Sister/ Charge Nurse Critical Care Outreach

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, experienced nurse to join our 24/7 Critical Care Outreach Team. This Band 6 Critical Care Outreach Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse post is an excellent opportunity to advance your clinical knowledge, develop clinical examination and diagnostic skills while caring for acutely deteriorating patients within our Trust. This post comes with training place on our Critical Care Outreach Foundation Programme at Enhanced level which will lead to the ability to progress to Band 7 to undertake the ACP pathway.

Main duties of the job

You will be required to work cross site at both Basingstoke and Winchester hospitals to provide an integrated hospital wide approach to critical care. You will provide support and follow up to post critical care patients in ward areas and provide ongoing support for patient care and management.Within the outreach team you will support ward based nursing and medical staff to enable them to recognise and treat deteriorating patients within the ward are. Thus, helping to prevent avoidable critical care admissions and ward based cardiac arrests. You will co-ordinate and facilitate the appropriate transfer of patients into critical care and the high dependency unit. In this role you will provide education and training to nursing and multi-professional teams across both sites regarding the deteriorating patient. Both in role training and University based education will be provided to support the skills required for this post.

About us

Our vision is to provide outstanding care for every patient. Patient care is at the heart of what we do at our three sites: Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester and Andover War Memorial Hospital. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides medical and surgical services to a population of approximately 600,000 people across Hampshire and parts of West Berkshire.Our cultural ambition is to have a culture that places people at the heart of all we do, where we all belong, and where learning, improvement and excellence thrive.We provide specialist services to people across the UK and internationally. We are one of only two centres in the UK treating pseudomyxoma peritonei (a rare form of abdominal cancer) and we are leaders in the field of tertiary liver cancer and colorectal cancer.The trust employs more than 9,000 staff and has a turnover of over �500 million a year. As a Foundation Trust, we are directly accountable to our members through the governors. The Council of Governors represent the interests of their constituencies and influence the future plans of the Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Happy to Talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

Please see attached job description and personal specification for further detail on the main responsibilities and requirements of this role.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Registered nurse (degree level) minimum 2.2 degree.
  • Relevent Critical care course
  • Recognised Mentorship course
  • Evidence of recent and significant post registration development within critical care field
  • Deteriorating patient training
  • Tracheostomy training


  • ALS
  • History taking and physical examination course
  • Formal transfer training

Experience and Knowledge


  • Significant recent critical care experience as a sister/charge nurse.
  • Evidence of skills in leading clinical teams
  • Evidence of critical care skills to care for level 2 and level 3 patients
  • Demonstrated teaching/coaching skills
  • Demonstrated managerial and communication skills


  • Leadership course

Skills and Ability


  • Set up, titrate and manage non invasive ventilation
  • Assist anaesthetic staff during intubation
  • Good organisation skills-educating and co-orientating delivery of care
  • Demonstrate recent ability to care for level 2 and level 3 patients


  • Take and analyse Atrial blood gas samples from patients wrist. (needle technique)

Employer details

Employer name

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Cross Site BNHH & RHCH

Aldermaston Road


RG24 9NA

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