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Resuscitation Officer

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for registered health professionals to join our resuscitation services team.

The role of a resuscitation officer is to educate and support trust staff to provide safe and effective care to deteriorating patients or those who have suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest within our hospitals, working within current Resuscitation Council UK, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines and other evidence based practice.

Main duties of the job

Development and delivery of high quality, evidence based education around the deteriorating patient and the management of cardiorespiratory arrest for adults and children.

Development and delivery of ad hoc training on specific subjects related to those above (i.e. anaphylaxis, human factors).

Supporting procurement and management of resuscitation related equipment and development of systems of support.

Organisational governance around all trust cardiac arrest events to support identification of learning and improvement opportunities.

Clinical support at clinical emergency events and pastoral care and support for staff involved in and effected by these events.

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 5,500 colleagues who work here and we are the Health Service Journal's Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated 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.

We would love you to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail, please refer to the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Knowledge Requirements


  • High level communication skills
  • Ability to work with independently or as part of a team.
  • Evidence of an in-depth knowledge of contemporary resuscitation issues includes the Resuscitation Council (UK and ERC) guidelines and recommendations
  • Knowledge of governance issues and NHS standards relevant to the sphere of resuscitation training and practice
  • Awareness of the legal aspects of resuscitation


  • Ability to set up, demonstrate and use training equipment.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills: ? Word processing ? Email ? Spreadsheets
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations



  • Qualified health professional holding registration with a professional healthcare body
  • Relevant higher education qualification, DipHE (or equivalent) or higher
  • Qualification in the management of deteriorating patients
  • ILS/PILS/NLS provider


  • ILS/PILS instructor
  • ALS/EPALS/APLS provider
  • ALS/EPALS/APLS/NLS instructor
  • Teaching qualification

Further Training


  • Willingness to undertake any relevant training
  • Evidence to demonstrate a structured approach to CPD.
  • Evidence of high-level communication skills at all levels including verbal, non-verbal and written


  • Presentation skills



  • Post registration experience within an acute or critical healthcare setting
  • Dealing with seriously ill patients and/or cardiac arrest situations


  • Experience working in paediatric, midwifery or neonatal settings
  • Teaching on a formal and informal basis - delivering training to multi-professional teams
  • Use of IT databases and audit experience

Contractual Requirements


  • Regular attendance
  • Willing to work flexible hours when required including occasional weekends

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


King's Mill Hospital

Mansfield Road

Sutton in Ashfield

NG17 4JL

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