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Critical Care Team Manager

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
It is an exciting time to join the newly formed Bedfordshire Hospital NHS Foundation trust.

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and experienced senior nurse to manage a team in Critical Care at Bedford Hospital.

Our adult Critical Care service provides an integrated level 1, 2, and 3 Critical Care service with 6 level 3 and 4 Level 2 Critical care beds in a purpose built unit and 24/7 level 1 service.

Our unit is challenging , exciting and supportive and you will be working as part of highly skilled dynamic and friendly team.

The role requires taking charge of the unit, supervising clinical care, managing a group of team members. The post holder will assist the Critical Care Matron with the continuing responsibility for Critical Care services, to ensure the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care is of a high standard. Also providing leadership, role modelling good professional practice and behaviour and maintaining safe environment. gain experience in appraisal, sickness mgt, performance mgt etc.

Also must have substantial experience in critical care setting, have excellent communication skills and ability to work as a part of multi professional team managing a wide range of complex problems and sometimes conflicting priorities.

We are looking for a reliable, motivated, approachable and enthusiastic Team Manager for Critical Care Complex.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible and accountable for the safe running of the Critical Care Unit on their shift and undertake outreach role. The post holder will assist the Critical Care Matron with the continuing responsibility for Critical Care services, to ensure the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care is of a high standard.

The post holder is also required to supervise staff of Band 6 and below and teach other nursing and non-nursing staff.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarise yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Job Description and Person Specification are attached to this job, please review for the full details and responsibilities.

Acts as a resource and promotes advice and assistance, ward staff, to nursing and paramedic staff in all areas within the Anaesthetic Directorate when required. Assists with any problems presented by patients, referring these to the appropriate department for action. Receive and give reports on nursing care. Facilitate the correct agreed records, observations, and procedures are carried out to the agreed standard, with due regard to confidentiality. Assists with investigation of complaints, incidents, accidents and any other untoward occurrences, and reports findings to the CCC Matron, where appropriate. Ensures own ability to practice, and act as facilitator by appropriate professional development.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (NMC)
  • Diploma / Degree in Critical Care essential 60 credits
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development


  • Recent experience working in a Critical care setting
  • Teaching qualifications
  • Outreach Course



  • Experience in a Critical Care environment
  • Leadership potential
  • Positive attitude to change
  • Skills in mentoring, supervision of colleagues
  • Works well within a team
  • Management experience
  • Ability to lead projects and new developments


  • Have some Financial/ Budgetary awareness
  • Some experience related to performance review process
  • Experience of managing and motivating a team

personal skills


  • Problem solving skills - ability to respond to unexpected demands
  • Ability to work independently and make autonomous decisions
  • Strong communication skills written and verbal - able to provide and receive highly complex, sensitive information and use persuasion, influencing and negotiation with individuals
  • Ability to embrace change in a complex environment
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload and direct the work others and adjust plans as required both in the short and long term
  • Able to work flexibly to meet the demands of the role
  • Demonstrates a strong desire to improve performance
  • Able to lead and direct others to accomplish organisational goals and objectives
  • Able to form and maintain excellent professional relationships with all members of the multi professional team
  • Ability to carry out audits and reports along with presentation skills

Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Critical Care Complex - Bedford Hospital

South wing - Kempston Road



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