Our team of Band 6 Transfer Practitioners assume responsibility for the specialised care required to transfer critically ill adults.

Following completion of the appropriate additional training, the role involves working collaboratively with the multi-professional team. Most of our Transfer Practitioners work part time for Retrieve and part time in a regional Intensive Care Unit.

There is an expectation that you continue to develop your clinical and management skills by demonstrating an ability to work remotely in the referring centres, in partnership with the local teams.

About the role

On occasion, the role involves working independently, providing Practitioner-delivered transfers of Level 2 (high dependency) and Level 1 (ward level) patients.  This is supported remotely by the Retrieve Duty Consultant and will typically involve collaborative working with a doctor from the referring hospital.  

You will be expected to support and mentor new members of the multi-professional team, demonstrating an active role in the ongoing education programmes.

In partnership with the SWCCN, the post holder will support the relationship between the Service and referring centres through taking on the role of link practitioner for a number of designated hospitals, assuming responsibility, with the Senior Transfer Practitioner, for the delivery of outreach education and annual updates.

There will be a requirement to work shifts including evenings and weekends, with the possibility of service evolvement to include nights. There will be a requirement to work with highly infectious patients and therefore a necessity to comply with infection prevention and control guidance.