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Clinical Support Nurse, Hospital at Night

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated, dynamic nurse who can demonstrate commitment to the provision of high-quality person-centred care.

As a Registered Nurse you will be part of the Hospital at Night Team, providing a comprehensive range of clinical skills to patients at night.

Assessing and identifying patients clinically at risk through NEWS 2 scoring and staff concerns, initiating treatment plans when required.

Refer and liaise with medical colleagues as necessary to ensure safe patient care. Supporting patients and health care professionals to manage deteriorating/at risk patients.

Applicants must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, have a Patient centred approach to care, be highly motivated and able to work autonomously as well as part of a team.

Main duties of the job

  • Assess and initiate treatment for deteriorating/at risk adults and children. Refer/escalate as required.
  • Supporting nursing and medical teams with clinical advice and education.
  • Supporting the management of Optiflow, CPAP and Bipap across the organisation
  • Attend cardiac arrest calls.
  • Assist with transfers of critically unwell patients.
  • Clinical skills. For example, catheterisation, cannulation, phlebotomy, arterial blood gases.
  • Verification of death.

About us

Working at Torbay Hospital, you will be working with others that are caring, committed, inclusive and focused on quality. If you share our values and vision and are passionate about working with people on what matters to them, you could be a real asset to Team Torbay and South Devon.

And if you do join us, you'll be working in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK, with a fantastic quality of life. We actively encourage our people to enjoy a good work/life balance and Devon offers everything from city living to a host of outdoor activities. Whether it's the coast that floats your boat, the adrenaline of white-water rafting, trekking across the moors or being mindful in nature, you'll find it all right on your doorstep.

Why work with us - 1 (

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require most healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by 1st April 2022. To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1stCOVID-19 vaccination by 3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination or exemption during the recruitment process.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Supporting patients and health care professionals when patients are at risk of or deteriorating in the acute setting. Initiating early recognition and treatment plans to improve patient outcomes. Following up patients discharged from the Intensive Care Unit. Contribution to clinical education around the deteriorating patient.
  • Communicate effectively and clearly with multi professional teams.
  • Liaise with medical teams to co-ordinate care of unwell adults overnight.
  • Communicate effectively and with empathy and clearly with patient, relatives and friends.
  • The ability to comprehend, correlate and analyse complex verbal, written and electronic information. The ability to utilize this information to initiate appropriate Mathematical calculations. Long periods of uninterrupted concentration. Responding to frequently changing patient condition.
  • Liaise with medical teams to co-ordinate care of unwell patients overnight.
  • Frequent exposure to highly distressing circumstances. Dealing with victims of abuse, terminally ill patients and with relatives of the dying/deceased patient. Have appropriate coping strategies to manage ones own emotional responses and those of others.
  • Frequent exposure to unpleasant working conditions. Daily exposure to blood and body fluids.
  • Be able to use (or willing to learn) the clinical and administrative I.T interfaces i.e Cyberlab, Nervecentre, Vitalpac, IHCS, infoflex,PACS, NHS mail, symphony.
  • To accurately input data with regard to care initiated, patient medical requirements on the Hospital at Night Information and technology programme.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience, Skills


  • Nursing degree
  • Minimum 3 years post qualification experience
  • Recent experience in an acute area at senior level
  • Experience in leading change management process
  • Understanding and utilising ECG monitoring
  • Able to perform CPR
  • Able to work in a Covid area


  • SOS course or equivalent.
  • ILS and PILS
  • Advanced Life Support or equivalent.
  • Teaching qualification
  • Non-medical prescribing
  • Advanced clinical practioner
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Critical Care Outreach initiative
  • Experience of formal and informal teaching
  • Management of a level 3 patient
  • Able to manage patients receiving Optiflow, CPAP, BiPAP
  • Understanding and utilization of invasive monitoring techniques
  • Recent experience in HDU/CCU/ED/ICU

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Torbay Hospital

Newton Road



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