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Sister/Charge Nurse - Critical Care Outreach

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Burton upon Trent
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rota pa
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently seeking a clinically capable and enthusiastic nurse to complement our existing Critical Care Outreach/Acute Pain Team at the QHB (Queen's Burton Hospital) site. The Critical Care Outreach Team works closely with Critical Care, as well as other medical and nursing teams across the organisation. We currently provide a 7 day daytime service and are looking to expand into a 24hour, 7 days a week service.

You will be part of a team which provides expert knowledge and clinical support to members of the multi-disciplinary team. You will advise on interventions for acutely ill patients and patients in acute pain, analysing clinical findings on a wide range of complex conditions. Applicants must have the ability to work confidently and collaboratively demonstrating excellent interpersonal, leadership and role modelling skills. The applicant must have the ability to prioritise whilst under pressure.

You will be a versatile team member and have teaching experience in both formal and informal settings,. You will have post registration experience in an acute care setting. You must have the ability to perform patient assessment, highlighting areas of concern as appropriate and offer advice accordingly. You will also have an assertive, confident approach towards clinical problem solving.

Main duties of the job

Work in collaboration with the multi disciplinary team, providing clinical support with the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for acutely ill patients and patients in acute pain.

Provide clinical support within the ward area to avert admissions to Critical Care, where appropriate.

Facilitates appropriate admission to and discharge from Critical Care working in collaboration with the Critical Care team. Co-ordinates the activities of other professionals involved in the patient journey.

Works as an autonomous practitioner, offering specialist advice and guidance on the management of acute pain problems to the multidisciplinary team.

Closing date of applications: 17th July 2024

Interview date: 30th July 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients and our own people in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4 th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.
  • UHDB is a research active University Hospital with a large and varied portfolio of clinical trials and research opportunities for all staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



  • NMC membership
  • Bsc Adult Nursing
  • Teaching/mentorship qualification


  • Immediate Life support course



  • Acute hospital
  • Multidisciplinary communication


  • Patient assessment course
  • Teaching in a formal and informal setting
  • Previous experience of critical care outreach/acute pain
  • Able to utilise the Meditech/V6 IT system



  • Time management
  • Prioritisation
  • Accurate record keeping

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Queens Hospital Burton

Belvedere Road

Burton upon Trent

DE13 0RB

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