Resuscitation Officer

East Cheshire NHS Trust


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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the resuscitation service for a Resuscitation Officer to join us at our Macclesfield District General Hospital site, working across the East Cheshire NHS Trust organisation.

This role requires the post holder to maintain Trust accreditation with the Resuscitation Council UK in the training and development of all patient facing staff. You will be willing to work flexibly to cover the needs of the service delivering face to face basic, Immediate and Advanced life support training, that includes simulation scenarios, whilst facilitating a range of advisory and supportive roles such as debriefing, equipment management, policy and trust wide audits

You will possess excellent communication and influencing skills to develop and maintain effective relationships and networks, and be able to initiate and support change with the tenacity and passion required to drive new ways of working.

We are looking for a dynamic, motivated, passionate individual who works well under pressure and is committed to provide clinical leadership, whilst having extensive experience in resuscitation training and accreditation in EPALS/ALS/ILS

This post is Permanent

Hours per week: 37.5

Main duties of the job

  • To provide clinical leadership and promote safe and effective practice in relation to cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures and establish learning and development programmes to support this.
  • To establish systems to record, monitor and audit practice across the Trust, provide specialist advice and make recommendations to improve the service.
  • To contribute to the development, interpretation and implementation of national and local policy and standards to support the work of the Resuscitation Group.
  • Lead on change management issues and development projects within the resuscitation service, seeking to continually develop and improve the service.

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care, delivering the right care first time, every time.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at . There is a current Government consultation underway which will determine whether some new starters may need to be vaccinated.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse, ODP, Paramedic or equivalent
  • Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) Advanced Life Support Instructor Certificate (Adult)
  • Recognised teaching qualification



  • Expert knowledge of current resuscitation guidelines and techniques.



  • Ability to lead, make decisions, use initiative and prioritise workload
  • Excellent communication skills written and verbal
  • Ability to teach competently using adult teaching and learning strategies
  • Evidence of clinical competency in resuscitation



  • Minimum of three years experience of working within an acute healthcare setting.
  • Experience of leadership and management in a clinical area
  • Evidence of working at a Band 6 level

Specific Job Requirement


  • Ability to deal with difficult or sensitive situations with discretion and professionalism



  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Dependable and flexible
  • Able to manage and instigate evidence based change
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Other Role Requirements


  • Please refer to the person specification for further details regarding the role requirements

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Heather Cooper


Date posted

17 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 7


£40,057 to £45,839 a year Per Annum



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

Supporting documents

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