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Senior Sister/Senior Charge Nurse ICU Outreach Team

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata if part time
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
If you're ready to take the next step in your career or seeking a supportive Trust to help you further develop your skills, Salisbury is the perfect fit for you! We're committed to a culture of growth and excellence, where your contributions make a real difference in the lives of our patients. Join our OUTSTANDING (as rated by CQC) critical care services team and receive a welcome payment of �3000 (�1000 every year for your first three years, subject to a three-year contract).

Why Choose Us?

- Career Advancement: We offer a dedicated career progression pathway, guiding you toward your professional goals and aspirations.

- Specialised Training: Benefit from bespoke study days featuring guest speakers, empowering you with the latest knowledge and skills to excel in your role.

- Non-Medical Prescriber Opportunity: Take your career to the next level with the opportunity to become a non-medical prescriber, expanding your scope of practice and impact on patient care.

- Family Feel: Experience the warmth of a close-knit unit that values strong working relationships and a supportive team culture.

- Specialist Centre: As well as being a part of the Thames Valley Critical Care Network, we are also a specialist centre for burns and spinal care, providing unique training opportunities to enhance your expertise.

- Continuous Learning: Enjoy a culture of learning and development, with opportunities to attend and present at national conferences, participate in health and physical assessment

Main duties of the job

Ready to make a real impact on the quality of clinical care? Join us as a pivotal member of our team, where your specialist knowledge and expertise will influence patient care at every level. From assisting multi-disciplinary teams in patient assessment to guiding clinical decision-making and treatment for level 1, 2, and 3 patients, your role will be essential in ensuring top-notch care delivery.

What You'll Do:

- Educational Leadership: Deliver a dynamic and flexible program of inter-professional, evidence-based critical care education, aligned with our team's education strategy.

- Innovative Services: The Critical Care Outreach Team (CCOT) oversees our Nurse-led services, such as Non-Invasive Ventilation for acutely unwell patients.

- Leadership in Working Groups: Lead and collaborate on various working groups, including those focused on sepsis, deteriorating patient care, acute kidney injury, NIV, and tracheostomy management.

- Risk Evaluation and Management: Work closely with risk management, evaluating and contributing to serious incidents and Patient Safety Incident Reporting and Feedback (PSIRF).

- Leading the Hospital at Night (H@N): Ensure safe and timely patient care during the night shift by coordinating and contributing to the clinical and operational activities of the night team.

About us

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) is an innovative hospital with a proud heritage and over 250 years of experience behind us. Here we're driven to deliver an outstanding experience for everyone and have been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment we continue to provide for our patients and also our staff.

We are an acute Trust, rated Good by the CQC, with a track record of high performance providing regional and super regional specialist services such as: Burns, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Wessex Rehabilitation, Spires Cleft Centre and the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. We have about 470 beds and employ over 4000 staff.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. We think working here is pretty rewarding. You can access a range of NHS discounts, receive a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme. On-site benefits include car parking (fee applies), leisure centre, day nursery and holiday play scheme.

Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, Bournemouth is also accessible. Don't just take our word for it, why not explore what Salisbury has to offer by visiting

Job description

Job responsibilities

Communication- Liaise closely with the Deputy Matron and Matron for Critical Care Services.- Professional accountability is to the Deputy Matron and Matron for

Critical Care Services- To lead on the development of standards, guidelines, policies and share good practice within the multidisciplinary- Work collaboratively and maintain effective communication and exchange of clinical information with all members of the multidisciplinary teams, across all specialities, providing care for the critically ill and/or deteriorating patient.- Clinical accountability is to the Consultant responsible for the patients care.- Will be required to communicate sensitive, complex and unpleasant news to patients and their families.

Analytical- To act as an expert practitioner utilising advanced skills in clinical decision making, clinical assessment, and investigation, suggest differential diagnosis, treatment, planning and evaluation for care of the critically unwell or deteriorating patient, to improve patient outcomes and reduce further risk to health.- Manage complex ethical and professional issues, making informed judgements.

Planning and organisational- Provide clinical expertise to facilitate the safe and efficient intra-transfer of the critically unwell patient.- To attend and provide critical care expertise at trauma and cardiac arrest calls.- To provide expert clinical assistance to nursing and medial colleagues in the implementation and management of ward-based non-invasive ventilation.- To provide expert clinical assistance to nursing and medical colleagues in the management of tracheostomies and Laryngectomies.- To act as the Hospital at Night co-ordinator, prioritising and allocating the workload of the Hospital at Night Team.

Service development- Collect, analyse and report audit data to provide information for the evaluation and development of the critical care service, improving quality and outcome.- To work in conjunction with the Deputy Matron and Matron in contributing to theStrategic planning of the service and new initiatives annually.- To work in conjunction with the Education Lead for Outreach, Deputy Matron and Matron in contributing to the education strategy for nursing and other healthcare care staff.- Raise the profile of Critical Care Outreach locally and nationally by attending, representing and presenting at study days, network meetings and conferences.Responsibility for people or training- Encourage professional development through role modelling, compassionate leadership and sharing expertise in caring for the critically ill or deteriorating patient, improving diagnostic reasoning skills and critical thinking.- Promote a culture of improving health and safety by raising concerns, conducting risk assessments and ensuring the appropriate actions.- Provide specialist knowledge and opinions on complaints and serious incident panels/investigations.

Person Specification

role requirement


  • Registered RN Part 1(adult)
  • Evidence of level 6/7 health related course
  • Post Registration ITU course
  • Minimum 12 months band 6 role in critical care
  • 3 years critical care experience


  • Previous H@NT experience
  • CCOT experience

Employer details

Employer name

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


Salisbury District Hospital

Odstock Road



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