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Critical Care Outreach Nurse

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 6 a permanent position within the Critical Care Outreach Team on the Royal Derby Hospital (RDH) site.

We are seeking a clinically capable and enthusiastic nurse to complement our existing Critical Care Outreach. The team works closely with Critical Care, as well as other Medical and Nursing Teams across the organisation. We currently provide a 7 day daytime service across the Royal Derby Hospital site, we are looking to expand our service to provide 24/7 cover for the hospital.

You will be part of a team which provides expert knowledge and clinical support to members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team.

You will advise on interventions for acutely ill patients and patients in acute pain, analysing clinical findings on a wide range of complex conditions.

Applicants must have the ability to work confidently and collaboratively across professional boundaries and be able to display excellent interpersonal, leadership and role modelling skills.

The applicant must have the ability to prioritise whilst under pressure and have good analytical and decision-making skills.

Main duties of the job

  • You will have post registration experience in an acute care setting.
  • You must have the ability to perform patient assessment, undertaking a formal qualification, if necessary, - highlighting areas of concern as appropriate and offer advice accordingly. You will also have an assertive, confident approach towards clinical problem solving.
  • You will be able to demonstrate current acute clinical knowledge
  • You will also hold mentorship qualification, ALS (or commitment to undertake) and have evidence of degree level study in a relevant subject area (or commitment to undertake.)
  • You will be a versatile team member and have teaching/mentorship experience, as you will provide education and supervised practice of ward nursing staff on a range of assessment and interventions to promote competence.
  • You will demonstrate a pro-active attitude to professional development and be willing to undertake professional competencies identified as standard for the critical care outreach service
  • You will be flexible in your working hours being able to work required shifts to meet the needs of the department. The service will be moving towards 24/7 cover so you must able to work night shifts on a rotational basis

Closing date of applications: 19 April 2024

Interview date: 03 May 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.
  • UHDB is a research active University Hospital with a large and varied portfolio of clinical trials and research opportunities for all staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification

Registration & Courses


  • Mentorship course


  • Immediate Life Support / Acute Illness Management



  • Demonstrable experience in acute clinical area
  • Medical and Surgical nursing experience


  • High Dependency, Accident & Emergency experience
  • Critical Care experience

Assessment Skills


  • Patient assessment skills


  • Advanced patient assessment skills - formal qualification

Communication / Motivation


  • Able to work independently / self-motivated
  • Communication -with staff at all levels
  • Flexible to meet needs of service

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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