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Critical care science

Critical care science is about caring for patients who are critically ill. As a healthcare scientist specialising in critical care, you have an expert knowledge of physiology and technology and the role they play in critical care. As a healthcare scientist specialising in critical care, you’ll work as part of a multi-professional team delivering care to critically ill patients.You’ll provide scientific expertise across several areas and be responsible for a range of life support monitoring and therapeutic systems.

To do this, you’ll need specialist knowledge and understanding of relevant and up-to-date clinical, scientific and technical principles and practice and their application to broad areas of patient care (including complex and often non-routine intervention). Undertaking complex scientific and clinical roles, including those working directly with patients Providing advice to medical, nursing and other staff working in a critical care setting about the safe and effective use of critical care technologies (spanning monitoring and supporting critically ill patients, diagnostic and therapeutic techniques) Providing a first-line maintenance and troubleshooting service supporting the critical care team at the bedside with respect to all aspects of medical technology