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Resuscitation Officer

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £50,056 a year / pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the Resuscitation Services at UHD.

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual with a passion for both education and clinical practice.

As part of a team you will be responsible for developing, and delivering a wide range of clinically focused resuscitation and deteriorating patient training programmes to all levels of staff in adult and paediatric areas. You will also be working clinically as part of the medial emergency teams, providing expert clinical advice and support.

This is an exciting time to join the Resuscitation Service with a variety of opportunities for personal and professional development available. We are part of a recently merged organisation and are beginning our transformation work to align and grow our service. There will be opportunities to be part of our transformational and service improvement projects as well as opportunities to develop clinically and educationally.

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth Hospital and Poole Hospital

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be expected to deliver basic to advanced level life support course as well as deliver structured training around the deteriorating patient. You will also be involved in local and national auditing of emergency calls and, using this information, may be required to deliver debrief, support and education to the clinical teams directly involved in the event. The successful applicant will be expected to work as a member of the medical emergency teams, attending a range of adult and paediatric emergencies.

As a new Resuscitation Officer (Band 6) in post you will be supported in developing educational and clinical competencies to fulfil your job role and once in post you will be supported to achieve the competencies required for a Senior Resuscitation Officer (Band 7).

Existing Resuscitation Officers and applicants with a background in education and acute clinical practice including being a current instructor for ALS (or equivalent paediatric) will be considered for a Band 7 post on appointment.

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

This means that some services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/ODP/Paramedic (NMC, HCPC)
  • Resuscitation Council (UK) Advance Life Support Course provider (or Paediatric equivalent)


  • Resuscitation Council (UK) Course instructor
  • Acute Illness management or ALERT Course Instructor
  • Teaching qualification or working towards



  • Minimum of 1 year working as a resuscitation officer/clinical resuscitation experience
  • Experience in resuscitation training to multiprofessional groups.
  • Clinical experience of assessing and treating the deteriorating patient and/or cardiac arrest situations


  • Change Management theory
  • Involvement in quality improvement related to resuscitation/deteriorating patient

Technical Skills Competencies


  • Experience of organising and providing Simulation Training


  • Comprehensive computer knowledge including Microsoft Office products



  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the current RC (UK) standards and guidelines

Personal Attributes


  • Excellent communication skills - including, written, verbal and presentation

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


University Hospitals Dorset - All Sites



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