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Critical Care Outreach Nurse

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton in Ashfield
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 6
Full Time
The post holder will be an experienced, highly competent and confident Critical Care Outreach Nurse who is proficient in both critical care and Outreach nursing and able to utilize their clinical expertise and specialist knowledge to deliver high quality evidence/research based care and interventions to the critically ill deteriorating ward-based patient. They will be expected to be an effective leader and role model providing support, education and training to the multi-professional team caring for the deteriorating and/or complex ward patient and less experienced Critical Care Outreach Team members.

The post holder will have a significant degree of autonomy, demonstrating effective decision making skills in which they will be responsible for the co-ordination of the caseload throughout the hospital. They will review known patients, assess new patients who are considered at risk by members of the ward and Critical care multi-professional team and suggest management plans and deliver ward based interventions.

Main duties of the job

  • The CCOT service operates 24 hours a day seven days a week. With the overriding purpose is to support the provision of the highest quality patient care through personal actions and continuous improvement.'
  • To provide an integrated hospital wide approach to critical care
  • To facilitate the timely discharges from the critical care unit, providing ongoing support for patient care and management
  • To respond to and optimise the patients' physiological recovery, identifying those patients that would benefit from admission into the critical care environment
  • To provide specialised support and interventions to patients within the ward environment, supported by appropriate assessment, observation and treatment
  • To liaise and work collaboratively with CCOT team, CCOT lead Nurse, ACCU Matron, Nurse Educator, and ACCU leader.
  • To take responsibility for establishing and maintaining professional networking relationships between the ACCU and the ward environments
  • To provide education and training to nursing and the multi-professional team across the trust regarding critically ill ward based patients
  • To promote and maintain the utilisation of effective patient at risk scoring systems throughout the Trust
  • Co-ordinate and facilitate the appropriate transfer of patients into ACCU

About us

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,000 colleagues who work here, and we are the Health Service Journal's Trust of the year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rate King's Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall, we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.

Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients we also care for you.

Our culture of learning, compassion and taking a person-centred approach are at the roots of our organisation. We would love you to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To see the full detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job please refer the job description attached.

Person Specification

Knowledge Requirements


  • Substantial experience in Critical Care Otreach


  • Experience of working in Critical Care
  • Insight into working within the Critical Care environment



  • Registered General Nurse
  • Post basic qualification in critical care (Degree level or above)
  • Aims/ILS/ equivalent
  • ENB 998 / FLIPS


  • ALS qualification or to complete if succesful
  • (APACS) Advanced physical assessment course MSc willingness to complete
  • (NMP) Non-medical prescribing MSc willingness to complete



  • Advanced level of critical care
  • Experience of implementing change commitment to continuing professional development
  • Teaching Skills
  • Excellent record keeping/computer literacy skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Positive and enthusiastic
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • IV drug administration


  • Experience of delivering multi professional educational programmes
  • Commitment to furthering critical care education and practice
  • ABG sampling
  • Cannulation/venepuncture
  • ECG analysis

Contractual requirments


  • Ability to present information logically and concisely
  • Highly motivated and self-directed individual
  • Team player

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Kings Mill Hospital

Mansfield Road

Sutton in Ashfield

NG17 4JL

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