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Band 6 Critical Care Outreach Practitioner

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, experienced nurse to join our Critical Care Outreach Team. This Band 6 Critical Care Outreach Practitioner post is an excellent opportunity to advance your clinical knowledge and develop clinical examination and diagnostic skills.

Our Critical Care Outreach Team is a proactive 24 hour service that provides early recognition, assessment and management of the deteriorating patient Trust-wide. We support all aspects of the acutely and critically ill patient pathway including timely admissions to an intensive care bed when required, delivery of effective follow up for patients post-discharge from intensive care and educational support to enhance skills and knowledge of multidisciplinary ward teams caring for the at-risk and deteriorating patient. The Hospital@Night coordinator role is a fundamental part of the out of hour's team, providing expert advice, triaging and effective and timely allocation of tasks.

We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals with excellent assessment, communication and management skills who will provide outstanding high quality patient care outside of the critical care area. Improving patient safety is integral to the role whilst developing advanced clinical skills in line with a national standards and competency framework.

The post holder may be required to work elsewhere within the Critical Care Units on all sites.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will become a skilled member of the Critical Care Outreach Team for the span of duty under the supervision of a Senior Outreach Practitioner forming an integral part of the internal urgent and emergency response team (resuscitation).

The post holder will develop advanced clinical assessment and diagnostic skills to detect and provide early intervention to the acutely/critically ill and deteriorating patient. Under supervision the post holder will develop specialist clinical skills within limits of clinical competency.

The post holder will be responsible for the management of a case load of patients referred to the Critical Care Outreach Team and the appropriate deployment of the multi-disciplinary team via the iBleep (or equivalent) system when in use.

The post holder will be expected to participate in a training and development programme to acquire advanced clinical assessment and diagnostic skills to formulate and implement plans of clinical care for the acutely/ critically ill and deteriorating patient. Assist in the promotion of learning opportunities and the development of clinical skills for all grades of staff within the Trust.

The post holder will manage Level 2 and 3 patients outside of the Critical Care Units as required, in conjunction with the Critical Care multidisciplinary team. Transferring patients to appropriate areas when beds are identified -- internally or externally to the Trust.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a specific detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered 1st level Nurse
  • Post Graduate Qualification in Critical Care/Acute care speciality or equivalent experience.
  • Teaching and Assessing qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Evidence of CPD associated with revalidation requirements of the NMC.



  • Relevant / recent clinical experience within an acute / critical care setting
  • Significant post registration experience working within Critical Care or a related Acute Care area.
  • Experience of being a mentor, assessor and supervisor of students and junior staff
  • Knowledge of a range of clinical / technical diagnostic and therapeutic interventions associated with the care of acutely / critically ill and deteriorating patients.
  • Can demonstrate understanding of clinical governance/ patient safety and risk management in relation to the practice setting.
  • Can demonstrate knowledge in relation to clinical, financial and workforce governance associated with the role.
  • Demonstrates current NHS Policy / Political awareness in relation to the role.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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