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Staff Nurse - Critical Care (Band 5)

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Critical Care Team offers intensive care skills to complex level 2 and 3 patients in a newly built, state of the art critical care unit. Band 7, 6 and 5 nurses work closely within a multidisciplinary team to provide effective high quality, individualised and safe care to a wide range of critically ill patients.The Critical care unit is a 7 bedded intensive care unit that can flex our bed base to accommodate the needs of our patients.Nurses monitor patients for changes in their condition, provide specialist treatments and attend to the patient's personal needs in collaboration with specialist clinicians, healthcare support workers, physiotherapists and other allied healthcare professionals.Working alongside our specialist Clinical Educators there is a wide range of training provided and lots of opportunity for professional and personal development. This includes completing national critical care steps competencies, the critical care course and ongoing clinical skills courses.

Main duties of the job

Work in collaboration with medical and allied health professionals to provide safe, equitable and high quality care for critically ill and recovering patients on a 24-hour shift basis.

Assess, plan, implement and assist with the evaluation of individual programmes of care for the critically ill patient.

Learn new skills in order to provide complex clinical interventions for level 2 and 3 patients, such as mechanical ventilation, hemofiltration, high flow oxygen and CPAP.

Undertake advanced clinical skills following appropriate training including arterial blood gas sampling, continuous physiological observation monitoring and IV drug administration via Central venous access.

Offer advice and support to the patient's families and friends responding to their individual needs.

Contribute towards the development of clinical practice by participating in practice, and self development programmes on the unit.

About us

We are always looking for enterprising and innovative approaches to the way we provide our services. We are a national centre for telemedicine and introduced telehealth to the UK offender healthcare sector and also provide the service to patients in their care homes. Community matters to us and we are supported by 400 dedicated volunteers and have strong links with Bradford University, Craven College and Leeds City College to ensure we inspire the workforce of the future.

We want to attract staff who embrace our 'Right Care' behaviours of compassion, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients - we want to make these part of our DNA.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details and a detailed job description, please see the attached Job description and person specification attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • Registered with NMC
  • First Level Registration - Registered Nurse Degree or Diploma


  • Completion/willingness to undertake Supporting Learning in Practice Modules or equivalent
  • Attendance at Mandatory training i.e. Manual handling, Fire, Resuscitation



  • Experience of working on own and as part of a team
  • Ability to supervise and support junior staff.
  • Awareness of clinical Audit.
  • Experience working in a changing environment.


  • Previous Critical Care experience
  • Teaching and mentoring experience.



  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Compassionate and empathetic
  • Proven ability to problem- solve
  • Ability to organise workload and delegate tasks appropriately
  • Demonstrates awareness of own limitations
  • IT skills and computer literate.
  • Ability to work flexibly and under pressure.


  • Completion or willingness to undertake Critical Care STEPS Competency Books 1, 2 & 3
  • Experience of working in a critical care environment
  • Venepuncture, cannulation, IV drug administration, ECG skills
  • Acute Nursing skills



  • Knowledge of the NHS Constitution & 'Understanding the New NHS'
  • Demonstrate knowledge of health & safety issues
  • Awareness of current policy and strategy relating to health service reform


  • Involvement with collaborative, targets and trust incentives

Employer details

Employer name

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust


Airedale General Hospital

Skipton Road


BD20 6TD

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