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Critical Care Outreach Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are excited to be advertising a new Band 6 post to work in the Critical Care Outreach Team based at York Teaching Hospital, with occasional cross site cover. Our team deliver a high standard of individualised care to deteriorating and acutely ill patients throughout the hospital 24 hours a day, working closely with the Intensive Care Team and associated multi-disciplinary teams.

To enhance this delivery of care, we co-ordinate bleep filtering both at nights and weekends. This is integral to the Band 6 CCOT posts. Applicants should be highly motivated and able to demonstrate leadership and advanced communication skills. This will be a challenging but highly rewarding role, providing opportunity to work within a team of highly skilled and experienced nurses.

Delivering formal and informal education is an integral part of the role and successful applicants will take an active part in education around the management of deteriorating patients.

Induction and ongoing training will be provided to ensure competency and safety. The successful applicant will also be involved in service development, improvement and audit.

For further information, please contact Lead Nurse, Clare Scott via email or on (01904) 721989.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Main duties of the job

  • Deliver and maintain a high standard of patient focused care in accordance with York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust guidelines and policies.
  • Work within frequently challenging clinical environments with high levels of physical and mental effort.
  • Have knowledge of pathophysiology, anatomy and physiology in order to assess, plan, implement and evaluate treatment of the deteriorating adult.
  • Demonstrate clinical competence and confidence in caring for thedeteriorating/acutely ill adult, utilising critical care skills and knowledge in a variety of clinical settings without supervision as part of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Provide rapid response and support for patients identified by the National Early Warning Score (NEWS).
  • Undertake a systematic patient assessment based on history taking and clinical examination and implement a management/treatment plan.
  • Participate in providing direct patient care and support at the bedside until the patient is stabilised or transferred to an area with a higher level of care.
  • Participate in initiating of therapeutic interventions for example to manage haemodynamic and respiratory instability.
  • Refer to other members of the MDT and other specialties as appropriate.
  • Participate in the transfer of critically ill patients to an appropriate environment
  • Prescribe and administer a range of drugs by patient group directives.
  • Accurately request pathology investigations and participate in clinical decisions based upon results

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse (Level 1)
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Commitment to undertake Advanced Clinical Assessment skills as outlined in CCOT Competencies
  • Recognised teaching and assessing qualification
  • AIM/ALERT/AIRA course
  • ILS provider, willingness to undertake ALS


  • ALS provider

Experience & knowledge


  • At least 3 years post registration acute care nursing experience
  • Experience and evidence of leadership
  • Ability to co-ordinate care with all members of MDT
  • Evidence of teaching and mentoring staff


  • Critical Care experience and evidence of achievement of Step One Critical Care Competencies

Skills and Attributes


  • Evidence of specialist knowledge in the management of the deteriorating adult patient
  • Able to work independently, ability to manage time & prioritise own workload effectively
  • Ability to manage time & prioritise own workload effectively
  • Ability to deal with stress

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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