Critical Care Outreach Practitioner - Band 7

Main area
Critical Care
34.5 hours per week
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University Hospital, Coventry
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum
31/07/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

Post Grad ITU Course is Essential Band 6 Nurses Only

A high profile role as a Critical Care Outreach Practitioner - In one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country with over 23 specialities including Level 1 major trauma centre. UHCW is a provider of innovative and leading edge clinical services to Coventry and Warwickshire.

The Outreach service currently covers over 1200 adult inpatient beds 7 days a week 07:30-20:00 going to a 24/7 service in the future. The Outreach role is involved in the early detection and management of the acutely ill deteriorating patient, facilitation of the smooth transition of patients stepping down from critical care and the provision of education and training for the multidisciplinary team.

The Outreach team lead the management of weaning and decannulation of all acute Tracheostomised patients discharged from Critical Care to the general wards including Neurosurgical Patients.

The Outreach team deliver a monthly rolling programme of Tracheostomy and suction training Trust wide. The Outreach team are facilitators on the AIM and ALERT courses and are part of the foundation doctors teaching programmes.
The Outreach team is proactive in responding to patients triggering a NEWS alert when monitoring the VitalPAC electronic observation system.

Recruiting to Values
To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positive

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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