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Nurse/Practitioner, Deteriorating Adult Response Team (DART)

Job Reference: 358-2841434-ITA

University Hospitals of Leicester
Critical Care Outreach
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced highly motivated Nurse to join our Deteriorating Adult Response Team (DART) on a permanent basis!

The team provides a 24 hour service across the 4 Sites compromised of LGH, GGH, LRI and ED; offering the opportunity to be involved in caring for patients from all medical and surgical specialties within the Trust.

The successful candidate will be instrumental in delivering Trust-wide support to assist in the early detection and management of the acutely ill deteriorating patient. They will also facilitate the smooth transition of patients stepping down from our Critical Care Unit (Level 2/3 care); and provide education around these subjects across the MDT. The post holder will work closely with the other DART nurses/ practitioners & critical care staff and will need to possess and display good leadership and organisational skills.

A recent Quality Improvement initiative has seen service expansion of DART into Adult ED. Within ED DART are involved in the recognition and implementation of treatment for patients presenting with Sepsis. DART provide a supportive role in escalating and recognizing deteriorating patients.

Applications are sought from nurses who have the appropriate expertise and knowledge to undertake the role; enabling them to support the quality improvement agenda around the acutely unwell & deteriorating patient and to assist with the delivery of the DART team objectives.

You must be able to influence and engage others through effective communication; in order to challenge current thinking and practice which encourages innovation and improvement. You must have the ability to be able to work independently and under your own initiative with limited direct supervision. You will also need to have excellent facilitation skills, and the ability to reconcile conflicting views and interests.

Closing Date: 19th-January-2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Carrie Hayhurst:

  • 07964801991

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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