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Critical Care
Band 6
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
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Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
King’s Mill Hospital.
£32,306 - £39,027 pro rata per annum.
Salary period
29/09/2021 23:59

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Team co-ordinator

Band 6

In May 2020, King’s Mill Hospital, where 90% of our services are based, was rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission and is the only Outstanding hospital in the East Midlands. Newark Hospital and Mansfield Community Hospital are both rated Good and all 15 of our services are rated Good for Safety with five Outstanding services.

Safe, patient centred care is delivered by well supported people and in 2018 and 2019 colleagues at Sherwood rated us the best Acute Trust in the Midlands. In 2019, in the Freedom to Speak Up Index, we were the top rated Acute Trust in the East Midlands.

We provide outstanding healthcare from modern buildings and increasingly across the community to 500,000 people in Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark, Sherwood and parts of Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. We work with 5,000 colleagues in our three hospitals – King’s Mill, Newark and Mansfield Community and we have well established relationships with partners in health and social care through the Mid Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership.

We are growing an open, inclusive and diverse culture. We have an exciting future ahead of us and we would like you to be part of it.

Richard Mitchell, Chief Executive Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS FT - 2020


Job overview

The Critical Care Unit in Sherwood Forest Hospitals is looking for an experienced Critical Care registered nurse, who is enthusiastic; highly motivated and can demonstrate strong leadership skills. We are a 13 bedded unit who play an active role both in the Trust and the East-Midlands Critical Care Network.

Critical Care is a dynamic work environment and is constantly changing hence the successful candidate must be able to adapt to the environment and the challenges it presents. You will have the opportunity to develop your leadership skills and are expected to partake in service improvement.

Clinical experience and a post basic course in critical care / or working towards one is essential.  The candidate must be able to communicate well, be a good team player and show a natural desire to want to mentor and develop others.

Main duties of the job

'The overriding purpose is to support the provision of the highest quality patient care through personal actions and continuous improvement.'

All applications from overseas welcome but professional registration is required.

Working for our organisation

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here and we are the Health Service Journal’s Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated King’s Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.

Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients, we also care for you.

We would love you to join us.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post holder will be required to:

  • Take charge of the Department, ensuring that the values and quality of care given to patients, inclusive of the environment in which care is delivered, are maintained at a high standard.
  • Be an effective leader and role model and will be expected to provide regular direct clinical care and use experience to support the implementation of both clinical and non-clinical governance.
  • Work flexibly as a member of the departmental team and support the Department Leader to ensure standards are being maintained, evaluated and where necessary improved.
  • Utilise and integrate evidence into best practice. 

To see the full detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job please refer the job description attached

Person specification

Knowledge Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Must be able to demonstrate attitudes and behaviours consistent with the Trust expectations
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Caring
  • Enthusiastic and well motivated
  • Confidence
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrable basic IT skills
  • Demonstrate an ability to assess, plan, deliver, prioritise and evaluate patient care
  • Able to respond to problem situations and to ensure that effective interventions are put in place
  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritise own workload and recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations
  • Able to contribute to the development of implementation and monitoring of local objectives and action plans
  • Dexterity and accuracy in undertaking clinical skills, use of equipment and documentation
  • Competent and capable of using medical equipment
  • Able to undertake patient / non patient handling manoeuvres
Desirable criteria
  • Audit or research within the clinical area
  • Providing staff with feedback on their individual performance and use of the knowledge and skills framework
  • Demonstrate an ability to supervise and support others
  • Demonstrate effective resource management
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current issues related to NHS policies
  • Evidence of negotiation and influencing skills
  • Demonstrate evidence of providing formal teaching sessions
  • Demonstration of team working and ability to work within a team

Qualifications-Academic/ Craft/ Professional

Essential criteria
  • First Level Registered Nurse, with NMC registration
  • Suitable teaching qualification / Mentoring Course
  • Completion of all local competencies relevant to role and specialty
Desirable criteria
  • Diploma or degree in health / nursing related studies
  • Continuing professional development / reflective profile
  • Formal leadership and management training

Further Training

Essential criteria
  • First Level Registered Nurse, with NMC registration
  • Suitable teaching qualification / Mentoring Course
  • Completion of all local competencies relevant to role and specialty
Desirable criteria
  • Diploma or degree in health / nursing related studies
  • Continuing professional development / reflective profile
  • Formal leadership and management training


Essential criteria
  • Significant post registration experience, including some experience within specialty
  • Significant experience at band 5
  • Supervision of non-registered staff, pre-registration and post basic students
  • Evidence of ability to mentor
  • Ability to manage the clinical area or ward efficiently and effectively
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Team co-ordinator role
Desirable criteria
  • Research training / experience
  • Recent or current experience within the specialty
  • Demonstrate an involvement in link nurse, or project work
  • Evidence of formal teaching experience
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and ability to effectively lead a team, prioritise workload of self and others, and effective time management skills
  • Successful implementation and management of a nursing change process
  • Understanding of the role of advocacy

Contractual Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Enhanced DBS clearance
  • NMC registration and revalidation
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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 here. 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 here. 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 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Tina Wright
Job title
Band 6 Team Co-ordinator
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01623 672268
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