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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/12/2021.

Critical Care Outreach Sister/Charge Nurse - Band 6

Job Reference: 427-S20211185

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Critical Care - Outreach
£32,306 to £39,027 per annum

The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, North East Somerset and West Wiltshire. We provide 759 beds and a comprehensive range of acute services including medicine and surgery, services for women and children, accident and emergency services, and diagnostic and clinical support services. The CQC recently rated the care we provide as outstanding .

New colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities at our Trust. You will work alongside high calibre staff, many of whom have a national and international reputation for specialist expertise and world-class care, focusing on providing the best services to our patients. Our values are simple; Everyone Matters, Working Together, Making a Difference, and represent our aspiration for the type of hospitals we want to be.

Bath is a wonderful place to live and work. Our main hospital site is 1.5 miles from the city centre and is served by great transport links including Park & Ride services and the national cycle route 24, 244. Bath offers excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene.

As part of our continued response to COVID19, we are closely following Department of Health and Social Care's (DHSC) guidance and the government’s legislation. It is a now a legal requirement that full COVID19 vaccination is a condition of employment in all healthcare roles which have face-to-face contact with service users from 1 April 2022. This also means that by 3 February 2022 all such staff will need to have had their first COVID19 vaccination. Should your role be identified as being within the scope of the legislation, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status or a legitimate exemption from these requirements as a condition of your employment.

Critical Care Outreach Sister/Charge Nurse - Band 6

An exciting opportunity for career development to join our critical care outreach service which provides cover over 24 hours, 7 days a week. We want to future plan this incredibly valuable and important service which will help maintain and facilitate development of what is being achieved currently - improving care for acutely unwell patients throughout the Trust, day and night and supporting the staff in management of those patients.

Applications are invited from nurses with experience in critical care and acute illness management, who have an interest in working closely with other members of the critical care multidisciplinary outreach team to develop and contribute to the improvement of services for the unwell, deteriorating patient within the hospital.

The roles will involve direct patient care, supporting staff on the wards with both patient management and education in identifying the deteriorating patient, collection of audit to support the Trust implementation of NICE recommendations for acute illness management and monitoring/implementation of the National Early Warning Score (2) within electronic observations (EOBS). As well as all of these functions, there will be a technical requirement to support data collection that allows Trust performance to be monitored and relate directly to outcomes.

Successful candidates will need to be enthusiastic about Outreach, assertive as a clinician with a pro-active approach and a high level of skill in assessment, identification and management of acute illness management and critical care outside of the walls of critical care, including COVID positive patients receiving NIV.

The individual will need to be appropriately confident, being able to work in a challenging environment with a high level of autonomy. To support and advise the whole multidisciplinary team in all areas of the hospital, you will need to have well developed clinical skills as will the desire to work within a small team to deliver high quality care. Shifts will be based on 12 hours, covering days and nights with some week-end working which requires a flexible approach to rostering.

If you would like to find out more about the role or to arrange an informal visit please contact: Rosie Corbett, Lead Nurse for Critical care and Outreach 01225 821485

Equal opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Applications from job seekers needing Skilled Worker sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside all applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

Skilled worker applicants, applying for entry to the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have lived continuously/ cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18) are also subject to this requirement.

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If offered a position, your information will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record database and a local file will be created and retained at the Trust. For further information about how we use your data, please refer to our privacy notice.

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If offered a position, we will request references by email covering the last 3 years of work or study. One referee must be your current/most recent line manager or tutor. Please supply an organisational email address for your referees on your application form.

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All posts are subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, as per guidelines set out by the DBS.

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The RUH is an entirely smokefree site – colleagues, patients and visitors are not permitted to smoke anywhere in our grounds.

Please note, unless specifically agreed with the Recruiting Manager, the Trust does not pay interview expenses.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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