AIR Team Practitioner

Kettering General Hospital Acute Illness Response (AIR) team is expanding to provide a 24/7 service, it’s an integral part of the Critical Care team, providing a comprehensive service across the hospital site. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly skilled nurse or allied health professional to join our existing established team in providing high quality and professional services for the ‘at risk’ patient across all specialities.

You will be a clinically credible nurse or allied health professional with the expertise and specialist knowledge to deliver high quality evidence based care to the deteriorating ward based patient. In addition you will also be responsible for the delivery, organisation and implementation of all Resuscitation Training at all levels to appropriate staff groups within the Trust to include BLS/ILS/ALS/PILS/EPLS and Aim

The successful applicant will contribute to the smooth running of the Acute Illness Response Team, offering site wide support with the aim of assisting in the early recognition and management of acutely ill deteriorating patients. This role requires a self-motivated and innovative individual who is flexible and has a passion for both education and clinical practice.

You will be required to supervise the assessment and interventions for the acutely ill patient in hospital supporting ward managers in the recognition and response to acute illness in adults. Through audit you will ensure that high standards of patient centred care are maintained whilst acknowledging the cost effective use of resources. You will practice at an advanced level demonstrating a high level of autonomy and clinical decision-making. Assisting with level 2/3 transfers within the organisation when required. The post holder will attend 2222 calls in all areas across the trust.

You will need exceptional interpersonal, communication, decision making and organisational skills, along with stamina and flexibility in order to meet the demands of the role. The post holder will be educated to degree level, a proficient Practitioner within critical care outreach or resuscitation, with advanced assessment skills and prescribing (or be willing to undertake prescriber training)

As the AIR Team practitioners provide a 24-hour service, the successful applicant must be able to work both night and day shifts.

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you are interested and would like to discuss this further or arrange an informal visit, please contact: Joanna Snow Matron for Critical Care Services

Direct Dial: 01536 491525 Mobile: 07966549168

Email: joanna.snow@kgh.nhs.uk

or AIR Team on 01536 491724/491760


Job Reference: 264-2510103-SUR

Employer: Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Department: Surgery
Location: Kettering General Hospital, Kettering
Salary: £38,890 – £44,503 per annum

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