PCCOT Sister/ Charge Nurse Job at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – Nottingham

Band 7

Main area

Paediatric Critical Care Outreach Team


Band 7


Secondment: 12 months (The vacancy is due to a member of the PCCOT team covering the lead post due to maternity cover. The vacancy will be adverstised as 1.0 FTE as we still have 0.1FTE unfilled .)


37.5 hours per week (Full Time/Part Time)

Job ref



Queens Medical Centre




£40,057 – £45,839 Per annum

Salary period



21/08/2022 23:59

Job overview

Work as part of the Paediatric Critical Care Outreach Team working alongside and supporting medical and nursing teams with sick and/or deteriorating patients

Be an expert clinical practitioner, prioritising and planning workload to working in clinical practice to support ward teams.

Act as an expert resource for the MDT , specialty, directorate and Trust in regard to the recognition and rescue of the deteriorating child.

Respond to escalations and paediatric emergency 2222 calls.

Facilitate effective communication between clinical teams and the MDT.

Main duties of the job

Paediatric Critical Care Outreach Clinical Sister/Charge Nurse

A one year Secondment as a clinical PCCOT Band 7 nurse

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Paediatric Critical Care Outreach Clinical Team at Nottingham’s’ Children’s Hospital (PCCOT)

You will be a clinically credible nurse experienced in paediatric acute or critical care nursing, who is able to utilise clinical expertise and specialist knowledge to deliver high quality evidenced based care to the acutely unwell deteriorating ward-based patient.

A recognised children’s critical care qualification is desirable and/or significant acute emergency pathway experience, and you will need to be an APLS/EPALS provider.

You will have proven leadership and negotiation skills, and will be able to demonstrate effective communication with all members of the multidisciplinary team – a vital component of this role.

Please see the job description and person specification for more information

For further information please contact

Nicky Taylor or Kayleigh Baker

[email protected] 07812275429

[email protected] 07812275430

Working for our organisation

The paediatric CCOT team offers a 24/7 service, during that time there will be one clinical Band 7 PCCOT nurse working per shift. We work in collaboration with the Paediatricians and nurse specialists with the use of evidence-based specialist skills and practice in the care of the sick and deteriorating child. The clinical PCCOT team is skilled in advanced nursing care and aims to support the nursing and medical and clinical teams within the Children’s Hospital and NUH.

We are a dynamic and motivated team that aims to improve patient outcomes and provide support and education to all within the children’s hospital. This is an excited opportunity to work with the senior and divisional nursing teams

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


To provide specialist advice and clinical support to the Children’s Hospital and the wider Trust in relation to the acutely ill/deteriorating child in the non-critical care environment.

Assist staff with planning and delivery of care to the higher dependency patient. This includes supporting patients on the spinal pathway on the neurosciences ward

Work as part of the Paediatric Critical Care Outreach Team working alongside and supporting medical and nursing teams with sick and/or deteriorating patients

Review patients with high PEWS scores and support ward team with their care

Support staff with more complex procedures.

Act as an expert resource for the MDT, specialty, directorate and Trust in regard to the recognition and rescue of the deteriorating child.

Respond to escalations and paediatric emergency 2222 calls

Review patients that are or at risk of clinical deterioration that may not trigger PEWS. Such as fragile children or “watchers”

Provide short periods of high dependency care on the ward until a patient improves or a critical care bed is created. Support a child in ED needing critical care support and transfer safely to PCCU once stable and bed available.

Facilitate escalation of treatment to the Paediatric Critical Care Unit based within the Children’s Hospital.

Assist in the care of Level LTV patients on the ward

Support the delivery of High Flow Oxygen using the AIRVO device to ward patients that require this level of support, and to support nursing and medical teams

Review all patients following discharge from Critical Care and Neonatal services

Person specification

Training and Qualifications

Essential criteria

RN Child

APLS providers

Critical Care course / vast acute experience




Essential criteria

Acute clinical experience

Ability to lead change


Essential criteria

experience of teaching in a clinical setting

Desirable criteria

APLS/PILS instructor


Essential criteria

good negotiation skills

Desirable criteria

Advanced communication skills


Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

Covid-19 vaccination: remains the best way to protect yourself, family, colleagues and our patients/service users from the Covid-19 virus. We continue to encourage our current and potential colleagues to get vaccinated. For helpful advice and information about the Covid-19 vaccination and how to access visit: https://nottsccg.nhs.uk/covid-19/covid-19-vaccinations/

Closing Dates: Please submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Communication: All communication related to your application will be via the email address you have provided. Please ensure you check your email account including your junk email regularly.

Easy read application: if you have a disability and find it difficult to complete our online application form, you can apply via our easy read application which you can find on the intranet https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/easy-read-job-application

Salary: The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

Disability Confidence: All applicants who have declared a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted.

At Risk of redundancy: NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Skilled Workers Visa: We welcome applications from individuals who require a skilled worker visa in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-UK/NON SETTLED candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled UK/SETTLED candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements

ID and Right to work checks: NUH authenticate all ID and right to work documentation such as passports, visa’s and driving license through a system called Trust ID. NUH will scan your ID and right to work documentation in to the Trust ID system at your face to face ID appointment. The system will run a check against the key security features within your documentation. The system will provide us with an outcome of your check which will be stored securely on your personal file along with all other pre-employment check documentation.

Transfer of information: If I have previous NHS service – I consent to the transfer of my Electronic Staff Record (ESR) data between this and other NHS Trusts. I also consent to the Occupational Health Department confidentially accessing my occupational health records from my current or previous employer in order to check the status of my vaccinations, immunisations s and screening tests as relevant to the post. I understand this is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to me taking up the position at NUH.

Disclosure and Barring Service: Your post maybe subject to a DBS check which incur a cost dependent on the level of check required (£41.90 for enhanced and £21.90 for standard). I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay). Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.

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Company Location:  Nottingham

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