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Critical Care Rota and Service Lead

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Basingstoke and Winchester
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic person who wants to work in a busy clinical team with a passion for rota management and working with a mix of different professions. You will be supported by peers across the division to grow and develop, ensuring you are able to thrive in this operational role.

The Critical Care Rota and Service Lead is responsible for the construction of the Critical Care rota on the Basingstoke and Winchester sites including covering rota gaps, doctor leave management, and also providing a first point of contact for the doctors.

The role involves design, review and construction of the critical care rotas which are intricate and complex. The successful applicant will also be expected to support the Operational Service Manager for critical care in service development, workforce planning, customer care and administration of the critical care units. The post holder will be expected to use their own initiative in all areas and will be responsible for the management of the critical care equipment technician.

This role will require the applicant to work on both sites - Winchester and Basingstoke.

Main duties of the job

  • You will be responsible for the following duties as part of a busy clinical and non-clinical team. Your duties will be to:
  • To develop and manage the junior doctor and ACCP critical care rota, working with the OSM and Clinical Lead to ensure all lists are adequately staffed and locums are booked when required, in line with Trust Policies and Procedures
  • To liaise with medical staffing ahead of junior doctor rotations to understand who is joining each rotation.
  • To complete individual work schedules for each junior doctor in DRS and send to medical staffing in appropriate timeframes.
  • To be able to problem solve on the critical care rotas across both sites in the events of leave/sickness and assist with ensuring safe staffing levels are maintained.
  • To record and monitor annual leave, study leave and sickness absences for the consultants, staff grade and trainee doctors,.
  • To manage and prioritise own workload and be able to work independently.
  • To arrange and attend departmental meetings as requested, circulate agendas, taking action notes and providing on-site support for IT where possible.
  • To provide regular statistics and reporting for internal and external meetings and networks.
  • To support the critical care team with operational issues when the Critical Care Operational Service Manager is on leave
  • To provide support to improve customer experience, for example answering complaints and learning from them

About us

Our vision is to provide outstanding care for every patient. Patient care is at the heart of what we do at our three sites: Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester and Andover War Memorial Hospital. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides medical and surgical services to a population of approximately 600,000 people across Hampshire and parts of West Berkshire.

Our cultural ambition is to have a culture that places people at the heart of all we do, where we all belong, and where learning, improvement and excellence thrive.

We provide specialist services to people across the UK and internationally. We are one of only two centres in the UK treating pseudomyxoma peritonei (a rare form of abdominal cancer) and we are leaders in the field of tertiary liver cancer and colorectal cancer.

The trust employs more than 9,000 staff and has a turnover of over �500 million a year. As a Foundation Trust, we are directly accountable to our members through the governors. The Council of Governors represent the interests of their constituencies and influence the future plans of the Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Degree or equivalent
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills


  • Evidence of CPD

Experience and Knowledge


  • Experience of a critical care rota system
  • Experience of rota management
  • MS Office
  • Busy workload and conflicting priorities
  • Understanding of medical staffing
  • Working with MDTs
  • Line management
  • Organising meetings


  • NHS experience
  • Medical terminology
  • Locums Nest
  • Procurement
  • Junior doctor contract and rota compliance

Skills and Ability


  • Adaptable
  • Verbal and written communications
  • Problem-solving approach
  • Customer care and service
  • Data collection and analysis


  • Service improvement

Employer details

Employer name

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Basingstoke and Winchester

RG24 9NA

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