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Critical Care Outreach Lead

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We welcome applicants with a wealth of knowledge in acute and or critical care nursing whom are seeking to develop their senior nurse leadership skills. The CCOT team here at HDFT are developing service, whom are well supported by the PSC directorate and Multidisciplinary team members.

The Critical Care Outreach Lead Nurse will be a clinical expert and professional resource to the Critical Care Outreach Team and provide extensive clinical advice and support to ward-based staff.

The post holder will contribute to the development of the specialist area of practice in conjunction with other members of the speciality team (lead clinician, lead nurses for critical care, business manager etc.) and will work collaboratively to develop services and quality of care delivered.

The post holder will manage and lead the team of specialist practitioners.

Main duties of the job

Critical Care Outreach Team (CCOT):

The aim of this team is to ensure quality care to all acutely ill adult patients at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, using highly skilled nursing, medical and support staff. This is achieved by working closely with the parent and/or on-call teams in conjunction with the wider MDT. Clinical Supervision and Leadership will be provided by the Matron and the Clinical Lead for the CCOT. The CCOT also provides education to nursing and medical staff within the organisation in a variety of areas and participates in local/regional audit to shape practices at HDFT.

Key working relationships:

To work with patients and family/carers to provide specialist nursing knowledge, care and support for the acutely ill adult patient in the ward environment across HDFT.

The post holder will be supported by the Critical Care and Theatres Matron and the ICU Consultant Clinical Lead for Outreach and by ICU Consultants on Outreach sessions.

To provide cross cover and support for the Critical Care Unit and staff in the absence of their Lead Nurse.

To work in conjunction with all staff within the MDT to ensure high standards of patient care.

To forge positive working relationships with other staff within the Trust and regionally via the Critical Care Network in particular the Critical Care Network Forum.

About us

At Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust we provide outstanding care to both our patients and our staff. We support staff through benefits, health and wellbeing initiatives and opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • An inclusive and supportive culture our Trust encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work and active Staff Networks identify areas for improvement.
  • Staff Recognition - as well as regular appraisals, we recognise staff with our Making a Difference, Team of the Month Awards & Colleague Recognition Awards
  • Employee Support and wellbeing - we have a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, counselling service and fast track physiotherapy service for employees.
  • Staff Benefits - We have a range of staff benefits and schemes to support staff health, engagement, wellbeing and inclusion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this position please see attached job description and person specification or contact
  • Matron Jane Waton

  • Deputy Matron Laura Bayliss

Person Specification

Essential and Desirable


  • NMC/HCPC Registration
  • Degree level education or equivalent experience and knowledge
  • Teaching and Assessing Qualification


  • MSc Pathway
  • Management/Leadership Qualification

Essential and Desirable


  • ALS Provider Status
  • Recognised acute care qualification (e.g. critical care course)


  • ALS Instructor
  • CC3N STEPs Competencies or willingness to work towards
  • Non-medical prescribing

Essential and Desirable


  • At least 5 years of continuous experience in Acute or Critical Care, 2 years of which at Band 6
  • Experience of managing a critically ill patient (CCU, ED, ICU, Enhanced care area)
  • Management and Leadership skills


  • Experience in leading change
  • Experience in project management
  • Significant post-registration experience working within Critical Care Outreach

Essential and Desirable


  • Experience of taking charge, managing staff and delegating duties
  • Experience in audit, research and evidence-based care
  • Experience of roster management


  • Budget and resource management

Essential and Desirable


  • Teaching/assessment skills
  • Advanced Acute Care Skills - Venepuncture, cannulation, IV Drug administration, ECG interpretation
  • Organisational and negotiation skills


  • Presentation Skills
  • Advanced diagnostic skills and further Acute Care Skills - e.g. arterial puncture, chest x-ray- requesting and interpretation d
  • Experience of incident investigating

Employer details

Employer name

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust

Lancaster Park Road



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