We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated practitioner, to join the Critical Care Technologist (CCT) team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS), providing specialist technical/clinical support to the expanding critical care service at University Hospital Southampton. The critical care department consists of a 25 bed general ICU, 14 bed cardiac ICU and 14 bed paediatric ICU. This post is open to applications from those holding qualifications in operating department practice or clinical critical care background, with relevant post registration experience. This is a 6 month fixed term position.
You will be joining an established diverse team, in a forward thinking proactive developing service within the regional major trauma centre. There are excellent opportunities for professional development and continuing education. Previous experience in a theatre, critical care or emergency department environment is essential. The team provide a 24/7 service and you will be required to work twelve and half hour shifts within a flexible rota including days, twilights, nights, weekends and participate in the on call service after an initial six months training period. The Critical Care Technologist service covers three intensive care units at UHS. Our general, paediatric and cardiac intensive care units are involved in the treatment of patients who are critically ill. As a team we value people who want to make a difference to patients and their workplace and we offer supportive and positive leadership.
The successful applicant will be involved in a broad range of technical/clinical activities throughout general, cardiac and paediatric intensive care units and work as part of the multi-disciplinary team at all levels. Understanding of physiological measurement and patient monitoring. An interest in teaching and renal replacement therapy, along with the desire to further your knowledge and skills. The PICU is linked to the Southampton Oxford Retrieval Team (SORT) which retrieves critically ill children from 27 district general hospitals in the South of England. This includes retrievals by helicopter and fixed winged aircraft from Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Wight. The PICU specialities include neuro, cardiac, renal, and trauma.
Forward thinking individuals who are eager to develop their own skills
Previous experience in a theatre, critical care or emergency department environment is essential, minimum of two years post qualified experience.
Car driver, with full driving licence, or ability to travel between hospital sites or for necessary patient visits
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.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 23rd June 2020.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO APPLY
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 with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.
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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Lead Critical Care Technologist