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Resuscitation Officer

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Resuscitation Officer

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join our small & friendly team. This role is predominantly educational and the successful candidate will be delivering a range of resuscitation training to Clinical staff across the Trust and to external clients. Recent experience in acute care is required and previous experience as a Resuscitation Officer would be an advantage. The successful candidate will be a Registered Nurse/ODP/Paramedic and possess a current Resuscitation Council (UK) Advanced Life Support Instructor Certificate.

This is a Band 6 post but we would welcome Band 5 applicants looking for a development opportunity.

As a developmental post you will be employed as a Band 5 and following an initial review we will agree your developmental needs. With support from the Team Leader you will be required to meet your competencies as you progress to a Band 6 over a timescale of 6 months.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide resuscitation training and education within the guidelines of the Trust, the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation.
  • To provide clinical and technical support and advice as an active member of the cardiac arrest team.

About us

At DCHFT, we pride ourselves on the care we provide for our patients, and on the culture, we are creating for our staff. We work hard to create a fair, inclusive environment for our staff.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them, and our vision is Dorset County Hospital, working with our health and social care partners, will be at the heart of improving the well-being of our communities.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity, and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

We regret that we cannot accept applications for this role from candidates under 18 years old. If you are 17 years and 9 months, you can apply but please be aware we will not be able to start your role until you are 18.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To assist in the planning, organisation and implementation of resuscitation training and education both within the Trust and to external organisations, in accordance with the guidelines of the Trust, the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation.

To work as a member of the cardiac arrest team providing specialist clinical advice, including specific advice on and interpretation of complex documentation and procedures on clinical and related professional issues. Inclusive of attance at cardiac arrests/emergency situations, involving adults and paediatrics.

To participate in research and audit in relation to Resuscitation.
  • To participate in trials and evaluations of resuscitation equipment across the Trust.
  • Ability to direct Resuscitation Council (UK) and Advanced Life Support Group Courses.

Assist with the ongoing development of the service.

Person Specification



  • 1st Level Registration (UK) Nurse/ODP/Paramedic
  • Resuscitation Council (UK)ALS Full Instructor/IC
  • Evidence of CPD.


  • Critical Care/equivalent Qualification.
  • Resuscitation Council(UK) EPALS Instructor/IC
  • Formal Teaching & Assessing Qualification. (not mentorship)



  • Evidence of recent post Registration experience in an acute care area


  • Evidence of experience of work within Resuscitation/ Simulation training.
  • Evidence of experience of clinical audit.
  • Evidence of teaching in current role.



  • Evidence of excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Evidence of ability to work without supervision and manage time effectively.
  • Evidence of ability to work flexibly.
  • Evidence of ability to work within a team effectively.
  • Evidence of a full driving license with ability & access to drive own car.


  • Evidence of ability to work as an expert practitioner.
  • Evidence of successful management of change.

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Dorset County Hospital

Williams Avenue



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