Staff Nurse - Acute Cardiac Unit

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Starting salary from £28,407 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Acute Cardiac Unit for a Registered Nurse to join our dynamic friendly team as a Staff Nurse.

The Acute Cardiac Unit is a 29 bedded Acute Cardiac Ward. We are a busy unit which specializes in the care of patients with a wide range of cardiac conditions requiring acute care, treatment and intervention. Are you looking for a new challenge?

Our goal is to provide our patients with thehighest standards of care, if you think you have the commitment and skills to join our team andbe able to deliver high quality care, we are waiting for your application.

As a team we are committed to recruiting staff that uphold our values and can deliver excellent care putting patients at the heard of everything we do, with an emphasis on working in partnership with patients and their families to provide the best possible experience and outcomes.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide high quality, individualised nursing care to patients and their parents/carers through working as an effective member of the inter-disciplinary team.
  • To develop clinical and managerial skills by taking charge of the ward in the absence of the Ward Manager or her deputy.
  • To contribute to the supervision, assessment and education/development of ward staff and students.
  • To contribute to the continuing development of nursing practice through research and audit.

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of almost 12,000 amazing colleagues providing care to approximately a million people.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (if applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a range of services including mental health support. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • oNMC Register
  • oEvidence of continuing professional development through portfolio


  • oPreparation for mentorship or equivalent
  • oOther relevant enhanced nursing qualifications



  • oProven NHS experience
  • oExperience of delivering evidence based practice
  • oTeam / people management


  • Cardiology experience
  • Medical Ward experience

Knowledge and Skills


  • oAwareness and understanding of current Government/Trust initiatives/NMC Code of Conduct
  • oGood knowledge of infection control procedures/initiatives

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