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Senior Resuscitation Practitioner

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Worthing and Chichester
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Senior Resuscitation Practitioner (SRP) will be responsible for the provision of mandatory resuscitation training for all medical, nursing and ancillary staff employed by University Hospitals Sussex. In support of the Lead Resuscitation Practitioner (LRP), the post holder will be responsible for the preparation, delivery, and on-going monitoring of training to meet this need. The post holder will also devise, prepare, and deliver training to external organisations to generate income for the Trust. The post holder will interpret national resuscitation guidelines, advising on local policies and procedures relating to resuscitation practice and will be an active member of the Resuscitation Operational Management Group (ROMG), providing professional advice and feedback on issues such as audit, equipment, and training.

On main sites the SRP will have a clinical role as a member of the cardiac arrest team and the paediatric emergency team, attending medical emergency, cardiac arrest, and paediatric emergency calls, to providing expert advice and clinical support to ensure safe, high quality patient care.

During rostered shifts at University Hospitals Sussex Community Diagnostic Centres the SRP will respond to emergencies and will be the senior clinician providing leadership and expertise to CDC staff.

Main duties of the job

Regularly adapts/modifies communication techniques within teaching and clinical emergencies to meet the different needs and levels of understanding of health care staff through to parents and relatives.

Possess and utilise good communication skills for formal presentations to relevant groups and committees, teaching, facilitation, and role play during planned teaching in the classroom and simulations in a clinical environment.

Work closely with the Resuscitation Services team in the creation and review of Trust policies and procedures relating to Resuscitation, ensuring that such policies and procedures accurately reflect best practice as agreed nationally.

Plan, manage and implement relevant audits related to Resuscitation and implement action plans based on audit findings.

Provide leadership and management of junior staff within the team.

Hold an emergency bleep and respond to adult and paediatric emergencies supporting the multi-disciplinary team as necessary.

Perform clinical interventions at speed and with a high degree of precision (e.g. defibrillation, cardioversion, transcutaneous pacing, cannulation, intra-osseous needle insertion, laryngeal mask insertion, intubation) as required during resuscitation within sphere of competence and policy, and with due regard to safety and expertise of other team members.

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer abuddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description for full details.

The role will require a number of key working relationships:

Internally, clinical staff working within University Hospitals Sussex, particularly Critical Care Outreach, Clinical Site Managers, Directorate Lead Nurses, Matrons, Foundation Programme Lead Clinicians and Tutors, Postgraduate Medical Centre, Medical Education Manager, ROMG.

Externally, Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK), Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG), Brighton and Sussex medical School, Chichester University, St Barnabus Hospice, Sussex Fire and Rescue, local community and acute trusts, local GP and Dental practices, and local schools.

Person Specification

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion


  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues
  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).

Experience, Skills and Qualifications


  • Experience in resuscitation training and practice.
  • Current registration as a nurse, paramedic or operating department practitioner
  • Ability to apply and expertly teach evidence based clinical procedures/practice to a range of students in under & postgraduate training.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Able to use/manipulate extensive range of clinical and teaching equipment.
  • Experience of direct line management, or supervision and mentorship/preceptorship.
  • Demonstrate awareness of budget limitations and operate and perform within them.


  • Course director in at least one of RCUK ALS, EPALS or NLS or ALSG APLS.
  • Experience of carry out staff appraisals.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Worthing and Chichester

Worthing and Chichester

BN11 2DW

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