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Deteriorating Patients
Band 7
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (24/7 service cover)
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Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
£41,659 Per Annum Pro Rata for Part Time
Salary period
06/10/2022 23:59

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Trigger Response Resuscitation Officer

Band 7

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest trusts in the country, serving a population of 1.2 million people. Our newly formed Trust, comprising acute hospital sites at Broomfield in Chelmsford, Basildon and Southend,  is determined to provide the best health services for its local population. We are a well-led, high-performing and innovative organisation working in the best interests of the people we serve.


With a workforce of approximately 15,000 staff, we can now do more and go further in delivering health services to our local communities.  


Our ambition is to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients, and provide a vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.


Patients will experience improved care as well as fewer delays and cancellations.  We are able to provide more once-in-a-lifetime specialist care region-wide. With our new trust size will come more opportunities for development, research, networking and innovation.


We aim to make the most of our skills and experiences so we can become the best we can be. As one organisation we will recruit the finest and retain more specialist staff due to more employment opportunities across our Trust.



Job overview

The Trigger Response team work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to ensure the best possible care is provided to deteriorating patients in the hospital. 

Our pro-active approach to patient care ensures that acutely unwell patients are reviewed and treated appropriately in the quickest time frame possible. We ensure patient's have up to date and appropriate plans of care in place. We will perform initial investigations and intervene early.

Your role will include consultation with the clinicians in charge of a patient will take place to ensure the patient is getting the most appropriate treatment for their clinical condition, end of life and palliative care discussions to provide a comfortable and dignified end of life experience to patients where necessary and the  stabilisation and transfer to Intensive care will be facilitated where necessary and appropriate.

The Resuscitation Training service ensures that the highest quality life support training is offered to all staff in the trust that need to stay up to date and current. 

Main duties of the job

You will support the safe delivery of clinical practice and guidance to ward and department staff during all working hours and under supervision, support and implement practise to ensure a high standard and safe level of patient care is achieved throughout the 24-hour period.

You will carry continuing responsibility for the provision of a highly specialist service which includes the development of trust wide clinical practice, planning, organisation and co-ordination of internal and external training programmes and education, consultation and information resource, undertake research and to lead clinical audit relating to resuscitation and care of the deteriorating patient.

You will ensure that Basic, Intermediate and Advanced life support are offered for adults, children and new born's to ensure all staff are trained appropriately to the demographic of their patients and that recognition and deterioration of the acutely unwell patient is also taught to ensure that staff feel empowered to recognise and escalate to the Trigger Response team and other appropriate clinicians.

Working for our organisation

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people. 

 We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.  

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook – if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us. 

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress. 


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Do you have experience in an acute care setting and cardiac arrest management then we would love to hear from you.

For further details please see the attached JD.


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Significant experience at band 6 or higher
  • Hold a current ALS provider certificate
Desirable criteria
  • NLS provider or instructor
  • EPALS provider or instructor
  • Higher teaching qualification


Essential criteria
  • Experience in an acute caresetting
  • Cardiac arrest management experience
Desirable criteria
  • Previous Outreach experience

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Ian Edwards
Job title
Matron of Deteriorating Patients
Email address
Telephone number
01245 513758
Additional information

Alternative Contact. (01245) 513758