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Critical Care Outreach Practitioner

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The practitioner will assist in the utilisation of an early warning scoring system and responding to requests to provide a specialised assessment of patients who are deemed to be at risk of developing critical illness.

The post holder will be an autonomous practitioner, continually developing a highly specialised knowledge base and clinical assessment skills, working within agreed protocols, as part of a multi professional team, supporting staff in the management of patients identified as, at risk of clinical deterioration.

Where appropriate the post holder will liaise with medical colleagues to assess, implement, and modify treatment, or to facilitate timely admission to the critical care area.

Patients in critical care will be assessed prior to discharge to the general wards, and appropriate guidance and support provided to the multi-disciplinary team.

The post holder will also play a key role in the delivery and development of formal and informal education to the members of the multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

To undertake specialised clinical assessments of patients who are at risk of clinical deterioration and are referred to the outreach service by the multi-disciplinary team.

The post holder will be an autonomous practitioner, continually developing a highly specialised knowledge base and clinical assessment skills, working as part of the multi-disciplinary team, supporting staff in the management of patients at risk of clinical deterioration.

Utilising critical care knowledge and skills and knowledge of evidence-based practice to provide specialist advice and support for individuals or multi-disciplinary team in the care of patient's level 1-3.

The post holder will liaise with medical colleagues to assess, implement, and modify treatment, or facilitate timely admission to critical care .

Assess patients in critical care prior to discharge to wards and give appropriate guidance to the multi-disciplinary team.

To maintain high standards of care for acutely ill patients.

To respond to spontaneous requests for specialist advice, support and guidance from individuals or teams

To facilitate the timely admission of patients to the critical care areas, coordinating the different members of the multi-disciplinary team required to ensure a safe transfer.

Take responsibility for holding critical care bleep, responding to emergency calls from wards regarding critically ill patients.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care , appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers

This vacancy is open to those who have a current NMC PIN to practice as an Registered Nurse or Midwife in the UK, or those who are currently enrolled on a course which means they expect to receive their full NMC PIN within the next 3 months. Please note an NMC PRN PIN is not a full NMC PIN and would not fulfil the essential criteria for this role.

The NCA can no longer accept applications from International Nurses and Midwives who are yet to complete all competencies needed to receivea full NMC PIN to practice in the UK as we have paused our OSCE programme indefinitely. To learn more about how you can gain a full NMC PIN to be eligible to apply for our vacancies in the future, please see the NMC website:

We reserve the right to close the online vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and return your application form as soon as possible.

Person Specification



  • Registration with NMC
  • Post-basic qualification to minimum degree level or equivalent experience
  • Post basic qualification in Critical Care/Acute Respiratory care
  • Recognised Teaching qualification
  • ILS/ALS (Resuscitation Council UK) provider
  • Substantial Band 6 Level or substantial senior Band 5 level post registration experience in a high care speciality at, with knowledge and clinical expertise


  • Non-Medical prescribing course
  • Clinical Skills and assessment course
  • Current ALS provider/or willingness to undertake the course



  • Demonstrate an understanding of the NMC Code of Conduct
  • Highly motivated and able to work in a challenging environment, experience of and effective change agent.
  • Demonstrates an attitude of professionalism.
  • Willingness to undertake further relevant study as required for the post.
  • IT literate
  • Able to work collaboratively with other disciplines and departments.
  • Evidence of ongoing personal and professional development
  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the political and professional issues affecting intensive care service delivery.
  • Possess good organisation skills.
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of audit and research experience.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of HR policies and procedures, including experience of recruitment and selection of staff.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the broader local and national health care context.

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Oldham Critical Care Unit

Rochdale Road



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