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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/08/2020.

AIR Team Practitioner

Job Reference: 264-2510103-SUR

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Resusitation Training
Kettering General Hospital, Kettering
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum

Kettering General Hospital Acute Illness Response (AIR) team is expanding to provide a 24/7 service, it’s an integral part of the Critical Care team, providing a comprehensive service across the hospital site. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly skilled nurse or allied health professional to join our existing established team in providing high quality and professional services for the ‘at risk’ patient across all specialities.

You will be a clinically credible nurse or allied health professional with the expertise and specialist knowledge to deliver high quality evidence based care to the deteriorating ward based patient. In addition you will also be responsible for the delivery, organisation and implementation of all Resuscitation Training at all levels to appropriate staff groups within the Trust to include BLS/ILS/ALS/PILS/EPLS and Aim

The successful applicant will contribute to the smooth running of the Acute Illness Response Team, offering site wide support with the aim of assisting in the early recognition and management of acutely ill deteriorating patients. This role requires a self-motivated and innovative individual who is flexible and has a passion for both education and clinical practice.

You will be required to supervise the assessment and interventions for the acutely ill patient in hospital supporting ward managers in the recognition and response to acute illness in adults. Through audit you will ensure that high standards of patient centred care are maintained whilst acknowledging the cost effective use of resources. You will practice at an advanced level demonstrating a high level of autonomy and clinical decision-making. Assisting with level 2/3 transfers within the organisation when required. The post holder will attend 2222 calls in all areas across the trust.

You will need exceptional interpersonal, communication, decision making and organisational skills, along with stamina and flexibility in order to meet the demands of the role. The post holder will be educated to degree level, a proficient Practitioner within critical care outreach or resuscitation, with advanced assessment skills and prescribing (or be willing to undertake prescriber training)

As the AIR Team practitioners provide a 24-hour service, the successful applicant must be able to work both night and day shifts.

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you are interested and would like to discuss this further or arrange an informal visit, please contact: Joanna Snow Matron for Critical Care Services

Direct Dial: 01536 491525 Mobile: 07966549168


or AIR Team on 01536 491724/491760

Important Information

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Please submit your application as soon as possible; we reserve the right to close any adverts before the closing date once we have received sufficient applications.

We are an equal opportunities employer; we aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. This includes members of our black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, especially in relation to senior posts within at KGH.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Kettering General Hospital (KGH) NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process. Including factual reference, occupational health clearance and statutory and mandatory training record.

If your role requires you to have a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check, you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining this (£50).This amount will be reclaimed from your first salary. It is also recommended that following your DBS check you subscribe to the DBS update service.

Please note that news starters with KGH are subject to a six month probationary period.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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