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Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Nurse Specialist

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Essex cardiothoracic centre is now recognised as one of Europe's leading out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) centres. In 2021 ECTC accepted and treated around 126 OHCA patients, and had a hospital discharge rate of 47%.

In this role you will work alongside the Catheter Lab, Intensive care, cardiology wards and consultant anaesthetic and physicians to ensure this group of patients receives seamless, appropriate and safe care throughout their journey.

You will also engage with survivors and family members to ensure that information, education and post hospital transition / follow up and rehabilitation is as smooth and organised as possible

Main duties of the job

The role of a dedicated OHCA specialist band 7 nurse will work autonomously to co-ordinate all patient care, investigations, treatment, prognostication, discussion with family members and MDT. The role will involve performing and leading a twice weekly MDT with ICU doctors, nurses, ICU HCP, nominated Cardiologist and Neurologist, enabling better and more timely neuro-prognostication and decision making.

The nurse specialist will maintain a database for OHCA data collection allowing data analysis and abstract and manuscript writing. The post holder will actively participate in research and development in the specialist field.

About us

With a workforce of approximately 15,000 staff, we can now do more and go further in delivering health services to our local communities.

Our ambition is to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients, and provide a vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

Patients will experience improved care as well as fewer delays and cancellations. We are able to provide more once-in-a-lifetime specialist care region-wide. With our new trust size will come more opportunities for development, research, networking and innovation.

We aim to make the most of our skills and experiences so we can become the best we can be. As one organisation we will recruit the finest and retain more specialist staff due to more employment opportunities across our Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details, please refer to the attached job description and personal specification.

We look forward to receiving your applicaiton.

Person Specification



  • Clinical Prescribing course
  • Evidence of completing Advanced Life Support
  • Worked as a Senior Nurse role


  • Knowledge of neuroprognostication



  • Registered with a professional body


  • Course in neurophysiology
  • Bereavement training

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust





SS16 5NL

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