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Sister/Charge Nurse - Critical Care Outreach (Fixed Term/Secondment)

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year PA
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 6
Full Time
The Critical Care Outreach Team (CCOT) at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital are committed to patient safety. We are currently looking for a band 6 nurse to join our dynamic team. Part time hours would be considered for candidates with the necessary experience.

We are a nurse led service with Consultant intensivist support. We offer a first line response service to all adult patients. Providing hands on support and advice for all healthcare professionals to ensure prompt care to the acutely unwell patient. The team work with the organization in the detection of deteriorating patients.

Suitable candidates would demonstrate good fundamental critical care skills and recently been working within the acute setting.

Candidates applying should be energetic and eager to learn and be an excellent team player.

If you feel you would like to join us and have the same patient safety vision we look forward to your application.

This is a one year fixed term contract or a secondment opportunity. If you are applying for a secondment please speak to your Line Manager first and visit your Trust's Secondment Policy.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work autonomously to optimise care and improve outcomes for the acutely unwell/critically ill or deteriorating patient throughout the trust. This will be achieved through assessment, timely intervention, prompt escalation / transfer and care planning.

The post holder will be the first point of contact for a deteriorating patient or the follow up of a patient discharged from critical care. Through education, training and support they will promote the early identification and appropriate management of the deteriorating / critically ill patient, sharing skills and knowledge with members of the multi-professional team.

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 familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide an integrated hospital wide approach to critical care.

To provide specialised advice, support and interventions to patients within the ward environment, supported by appropriate assessment, observation and treatment, to a multi-disciplinary team caring for critically ill patients.

To respond to and optimise the patients physiological recovery, identifying those patients that would benefit from admission into the critical care environment.

Please see detailed Job Description attached.

Person Specification



  • Current NMC registration
  • Post registration course in critical care or adult emergency care or equivalent



  • Previous critical care or adult emergency care experience or previous critical care outreach experience
  • Recent teaching experience



  • Specialist knowledge in acute care underpinned by theory and experience
  • Knowledge of non-invasive ventilation, inotropic support, vascular access devices, care of artificial airways
  • Physical assessment skills
  • Ability to analyse a range of observations and formulate plans

Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Luton and Dunstable Hospital

Lewsey Road



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