Current Vacancies

Go to a more accessible version of this jobs board
Please wait, loading

Critical Care Anaesthetic Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 5
Fixed term: 12 months (Secondment Opportunity)
  • Full time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Norfolk and Norwich University Hopsital
£27,055 - £32,934 per annum
Salary period
26/03/2023 23:59
Interview date

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

Wish you were here? So do we.

We want all our staff to achieve a balance between work and personal life and understand how important flexible working can be.  We welcome applications on a full or part time basis, various shift patterns and hybrid working, where roles allow.


Job overview

** Fixed term/Secondment opportunity for 12 months from appointment**

The Recognise and Respond Team is fast paced and diverse; The team comprises of four arms; Rapid Response, Education and Quality Improvement, Resuscitation and Critical Care Anaesthetic Practitioners. The successful candidate will work as part of the Critical Care Anesthetic Practitioner Team, responding to and supporting acute airway management of patients in Critical Care and the wards. 

They will also be fully involved in the team’s education and quality improvement projects, working alongside the senior team to improve standards of care across the trust through education, audit and quality improvement. They will also work alongside the resuscitation team to support the delivery of both direct patient care through cardiac arrest response and education. This is a hugely exciting role within a dynamic team and we would encourage anyone who has the skills, passion and dedication to make contact.

If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported.

Main duties of the job

This post offers a wonderful opportunity for the successful candidate to join the Recognise and Respond team; supporting the philosophy of multi-skilling and integration into the Critical Care Complex. Providing a high quality 24/7 service.

We are looking for highly motivated and dedicated professionals with skills and knowledge in emergency, acute or critical care.

You will work as a junior Critical Care Anaesthetic Practitioner on the Critical Care Complex.

You will demonstrate their experience in delivering high standards of patient care within the Critical Care Complex or acute patient areas, learning from the current CCAP’s to develop their own skills and knowledge to gain the core competencies of the CCAP role.

You will also support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH’s ‘PRIDE’ values of People focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence and demonstrate behaviours that support and encourage an inclusive culture.

Working for our organisation

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N&N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • You will work as an competent practitioner, contributing to the development of the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring the most effective utilisation of resources.
  • Attend all airway and emergency calls within the Critical Care Complex and wider Trust. Prioritising your own time to manage the needs of the unit, as well as patients in need of Critical Care elsewhere in the Trust.
  • Your Clinical responsibilities include: bleep response attending all airway and emergency calls within the Critical Care Complex and wider Trust and support of nursing and medical teams, across the trust in the review of patients with compromised airway.
  • To support all trauma and cardiac arrest calls for both adult and paediatric patients across the Critical Care Complex, Emergency Department, Admission areas and In-patient wards.
  • To work alongside the wider Recognise and Respond Team to support clinical activity, using advanced clinical skills to undertake and support procedures essential to patient care.
  • You will be personally accountable for undertaking a range of enhanced skills specific to the clinical area in accordance with trust Policy.
  • You will also Maintain and ensure that patient safety, comfort, dignity and confidentiality remains paramount

Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Operating Department Practitioner / Registered Nurse with Anaesthetic Qualification, on the appropriate part of the NMC/ Health Professional Register
Desirable criteria
  • Post registration qualification relevant to the clinical area


Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge/experience of relevant speciality
  • Recent experience of practice in an acute care environment


Essential criteria
  • Relevant specialist knowledge, specifically of airway management
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills

Attitude, aptitude

Essential criteria
  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH’s PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyInvestors in People: GoldStonewall Health ChampionsMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Improving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employerArmed Forces CovenantStep into healthNHS Pastoral CareWe offer Wagestream - A financial wellbeing benefit which lets you access your pay as you earn it.

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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Charlotte Dawson
Job title
Lead Critical Care Anaesthetic Practitioner
Email address
Telephone number
01603 287632