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Lead resuscitation officer

Job Reference: 188-NM2015

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Critical care
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£37,570 - £43,772 pa

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the Resuscitation service at University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. This is an extremely challenging and yet rewarding role.

We are looking for a healthcare professional with a background in acute care who has a proven track record in resuscitation skills; with strong leadership and quality improvement portfolios.


The team comprises of nine Resuscitation Officers who work across the Trust in developing skills and practice in Resuscitation to a wide variety of clinical and non clinical staff and relatives.

The role is predominantly Monday to Friday between the hours of 08.00-16.00. On occasions hours are extended to support national courses and clinical care.

The Resuscitation service at UHS covers five sites – Southampton General, Princess Ann, Royal South Hants, Countess Mountbatten and the New Forest Birth centre. The hospital provides a comprehensive range of general medical and surgical services; together with being a regional cardiac, oncology, neurological, paediatric and trauma centre to which the Resuscitation service supports.

Clinical resuscitation cover is provided to the Southampton General, Princess Ann and Royal South Hants hospital sites.

The Resuscitation service runs a range of in house training to all of our multidisciplinary clinical staff and non clinical staff. We also provide training to parents on resuscitation techniques. The team have a national profile in delivering the advanced Resuscitation (UK) Council courses inclusive of ALS, PILS, ILS, EPLS, NLS and GIC.

We contribute in the National cardiac arrest audit (ncaa) and hold one of the best outcomes for resuscitation to discharge in the country.


As the service lead you will actively develop and promote resuscitation training, engage with clinical teams in supporting their skills and knowledge of the patient requiring resuscitation, support areas to maintain standards of safety of equipment and follow up on post resuscitation care.

Your role will lead the Resuscitation service in the design and delivery of a programme of Resuscitation training, in order to ensure that all Trust staff are trained to the appropriate level that meets their mandatory training requirements.

You will be the primary focus within the Resuscitation service

You will hold professional leadership within the Resuscitation service to enhance practice and strategy; working in partnership with the Acuity Matron to ensure accountability for the delivery of quality performance standards.

You will have managerial responsibility for the day to day activities of the Resuscitation service and be responsible for ensuring clinical and educational cover is provided against the service requirements.

Working within the team you will be a role model for all and contribute effectively to inter-professional team working.

You will take responsibility for evaluating the relevance of changes in Resuscitation practice and then support and facilitate implementation in clinical areas.

You will also lead on the development of Trust wide standards for Resuscitation equipment, ensuring standardisation, systematic and regular equipment checks are carried out.


We are looking for a highly motivated healthcare professional with current advanced life support certification who has experience of working in acute care and a background in teaching.

You need to have the qualities required to motivate and lead a team of practitioners; having the appropriate skills in innovation and change management.

So if you enjoy working in a challenging environment, flourish in working with dynamic teams, enjoy working across boundaries of care and are keen to contribute to the progression of this area of clinical practice we would encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert

Interviews for this post will take place on Monday 23 September 2019


For further details / informal visits contact

Karen Hill

Acuity Matron

023 8120 5138



Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies under any circumstances.


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