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Critical Care Outreach Nurse INTERNAL ONLY

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 6
Full Time

Due to maternity leave our Critical Care Outreach service is offering an opportunity for an experienced nurse with critical care experience to join the team on on a 6 month secondment with the possibility of this being extended to a year.

You would be joining a highly skilled team, working closely with the intensive care unit and other acute teams across the hospital to support and manage the care of deteriorating and critically ill patients.

We are looking for an individual with critical care skills, which they are keen to develop and who is able to work under pressure while managing their own workload.

Band 6/7 - dependent on experience.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work alongside the CNS/ANP for Outreach to deliver a patient -focused programme of care, which addresses the complex and changing health needs of all deteriorating and critically ill patients across the Trust.

The post holder will display excellent communication and leadership skills, working with the CNS/ANP to provide the best care within given resources and the best use of the patient's environment. The post holder will support other practitioners delivering care.

About us

The City of Reading sits on the River Thames and is served by great road and rail links to London, Oxford, and Southampton. With excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene, Reading is a wonderful place to live, work, and play and provides excellent facilities for families, including some of the best state and private schools in the UK.

The CQC recently rated the care provided by The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as good.

Our values Compassionate, Aspirational, Resourceful, Excellent, reflect the type of Trust we aspire to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Ensure effective and appropriate caseload management at all times..

Demonstrate excellent personal communication. Establish and maintain effective two-way communication channels with individuals and groups. Demonstrate appropriate assertiveness and ability to challenge others when the rights of patients and others may be infringed.

Contribute towards the achievement of the best standard of nursing care across the Trust. Facilitate care, based on best research evidence that is holistic and patient centred. Facilitate patient involvement in both decisions affecting their care and wellbeing, and in service development. Practice in accordance with the professional, ethical and legal codes of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and Trusts protocols and guidelines. Be accountable for own practice and for the delegation of care given to more junior colleagues, support workers, students, and other health care staff

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse ( Pt 1/12)
  • ENB 998/ Slice, C& G 730 or equivalent
  • Health related degree or working towards, or able to demonstrate evidence of working at that level
  • Critical care qualification or equivalent.
  • Evidence of leadership, management and speciality development


  • NVQ Assessor



  • Post -qualification experience in a critical care area
  • Experience in mentoring/ facilitation/ teaching/ assessing/ coaching.

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road



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