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Critical Care Outreach Team Practitioner

Band 7

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Critical Care Outreach Team
Band 7
Part time: 23 hours per week (Days and nights and weekends)
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Kingston Hospital
Kingston Upon Thames
£43,712 - £49,325 pa pro rata inclusive of HCAS (15%)
Salary period
04/03/2021 23:59

Kingston Hospital - First Acute Trust in London to be rated Outstanding by CQC for Overall Quality and Leadership

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a district general hospital situated in a beautiful and remarkable part of the country – close to London yet surrounded by royal parks, historic buildings and the River Thames. We are located on a single site in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey and run several outpatient clinics in neighbouring areas including Raynes Park Health Centre and Teddington Memorial Hospital.

We employ 3,300+ staff who proudly and efficiently support over 350,000 people locally through a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and we have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare, particularly in 'patient-focused' care, day surgery and maternity services.

The South West London Collaborative Bank

Kingston Hospital is a part of the local South West London Collaborative and offer competitive bank rates to work across the three NHS trusts: St Georges, Kingston Hospital and Epsom & St Helier. Our Smart App booking system makes life easier for flexible working!

Health and Wellbeing & Staff Benefits

The Trust understands that benefits go beyond just financial rewards and offers a wide range of benefits that recognise staff contribution, provide opportunities for career development and offer initiatives to promote a healthy work-life balance
-Our Health Heroes Awards 2018 – Staff Retention and Wellbeing Employer of the Year.
-HPMA Vivup Award for Well Being 2019.

Trust Values

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has five key values and we want to employ and work with people who share these values and demonstrate behaviours that support them. They are: 

- Caring – Design and deliver care around each individual patient’s needs and wants.
- Safe – Make the safety of patients and staff our prime concern as safety comes first
- Responsible – All staff take responsibility for the hospital, its services and reputation
- Value Each Other – Value each other's contribution
- Inspiring - We always strive to empower each other to develop and deliver improvements to benefit our patients


                      Critical Care Outreach Team Band 7 – Part-time contract (23 hours/ week)

Do you possess excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to deliver a high standard of care to our patients in this demanding role?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of the Critical Care Outreach Team at Kingston NHS Foundation Trust. The first acute Trust in London to be rated Outstanding by CQC for Overall Quality and Leadership.

This role requires an enthusiastic, experienced and skilled nurse to join our dynamic team, and become an integral part of the Trust, providing a comprehensive service across the Hospital.

The Critical Care Outreach Team is closely aligned with the Critical Care Unit and works Trust-wide to deliver first class care to deteriorating patients in a variety of environments.

The successful candidate must have a minimum of 3 year’s relevant experience as a band 6 with the ability to work towards becoming a confident practitioner, and as part of a team to promote good clinical practice.

It will be an essential requirement of the role to provide clinical assessment, management and monitoring of acutely unwell patients, facilitating individual care, essential interventions and treatment throughout the Trust. The post holder will be required to provide advice and support, formal and informal teaching to ward staff and members of the multidisciplinary team regarding management of critically ill patients.

You will work as part of a team, to innovate change in clinical practice across the Trust, and will work closely with other senior leaders to develop and improve services. You will need excellent interpersonal, communication, decision-making and organisational skills and ability to work as part of the multidisciplinary team and participate in professional networks. Stamina, flexible working and a commitment to participate in audit and research are required.

This is an excellent and innovative opportunity for the successful candidate from a nursing background to develop their knowledge, skills and education in the deteriorating patient.

The post is a part-time position, covering 365 days per year (day shifts, weekends and night duty).


At Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience – we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviors which underpin our core values.

Broadly, these values attribute to being responsible, caring and safe whilst valuing everyone’s contribution. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

If you believe that you are able to meet these essential requirements, we would be very happy to consider your application.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we do advise you to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

         Previous applicants need not apply                                                                      

For more information please contact:  Linzi Balshaw or Becky Shields, CCOT by contacting the switchboard on 020 8546 7711 and asking to bleep Outreach on 867


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship hereWork in the UK. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found hereCriminal records checks for overseas applicants. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Rebecca Shields
Job title
Joint Lead Critical Care Outreach Team
Email address
Telephone number
07895 915664