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Staff Nurse - Coronary Care Unit

Barts Health NHS Trust
£32,466 to £39,521 a year per annum inc
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen at St Bartholomew's Hospital for a Band 5 nurse. We are looking for an innovative, forward thinking individual to join our dynamic Coronary Care Unit nursing team.

Our Coronary Care Unit (CCU) provides the ideal opportunity for exceptional nurses who are looking to further develop their cardiac and leadership skills, and the perfect opportunity for those looking to start a career in cardiology. We are seeking nurses who are compassionate, bright, and motivated to deliver high quality care to our very acute and complex group of patients.

The CCU nursing team are hardworking and passionate about cardiology nursing. Our large team of band 5 nurses are supported by 16 band 6 junior sisters and junior charge nurses who provide direct mentorship, three band 7 Senior Sisters / Senior Charge Nurses, a cardiology matron, clinical nurse specialists and enthusiastic cardiology consultants. We are very fortunate to have our own education charge nurse who mentors and supports all staff in their development.

Main duties of the job

You will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, have an understanding of acute nursing and be a team player. Effective communication and interpersonal skills are essential. We are committed to professional development and provide in-house and post graduate training at our partner universities, in addition to our own cardiology specific competencies that enable our nurses to demonstrate professional progression.

Please note that applications from newly qualified nurses are welcome

Our CCU is split into two zones with a bed base of 40 beds. The East zone provides acute care to patients admitted through our arrythmia pathway, complex electrophysiology, grown up congenital heart disease and heart failure. Our West zone is home to one of the busiest Heart Attack Centres in the UK and provides care to patients admitted through our emergency heart attack pathway. Our nursing teams rotate through both zones, and the successful candidate will gain experience caring for patients requiring Level 2 critical care support including CPAP, inotropic and intra-aortic balloon pump therapy.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Skilled in communicating with a range of people on a daily basis, some of who may have communication barriers.

To be responsible for disseminating Trust policies and information as required.

Provides constructive feedback to colleagues on their communication at appropriate times.

To utilise a variety of strategies to communicate effectively with patients and those involved in their care.

Effectively communicates with the multidisciplinary team, external stakeholders, service users and the general public.

Maintains accurate and complete records of activities and communications consistent with legislation, policies and procedures.

Personal and People Development

Participates in team meetings so fair and equal opportunities are given to share knowledge and ideas.

Engages in the preceptorship programme either as a preceptor or a preceptee.

Develops an awareness of clinical supervision / action learning.

Improves clinical practice through reflection with self and / or other.

Participates in the Trusts appraisal process with senior colleagues to formulate a personal development plan, identifying their education and professional needs and aspirations.

Influences the development of knowledge, ideas and work practice.

Health, Safety and Security

Familiarises themselves with and complies to the Trusts relevant policies and procedures.

At all times respects patient confidentiality including the confidentiality of electronically stored personal data in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act (2018).

Demonstrates awareness of and individual responsibilities pertaining to the Health & Safety at Work Act and identify and report as necessary any untoward accident, incident, or potentially hazardous environment.

When moving people and goods, completes the relevant training as appropriate to the action, e.g. use of hoists.

Takes appropriate action to manage an emergency, summoning assistance immediately where necessary.

Service Improvement

Participates in the development of the departments nursing philosophy and the shared governance structure of the Trust.

Develops knowledge and understanding of their leadership skills and applies this to their practice.

Coordinates the activities of the clinical area when required.


Works in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associated (2018) at all times.

Participates in research, audit and quality initiatives.

Demonstrates knowledge and skills related to evidence-based practice.

Monitors the quality of work in the department and escalates issues appropriately.

Equality and Diversity

Carries out duties and responsibilities in line with the Trusts Equal Opportunity policy at all times.

Identifies and takes action when own or others behaviours undermines equality and diversity.

Takes into account their own behaviour and its effect on others.

Assessment and care planning to meet health and wellbeing needs

Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates patient care and actions changes as necessary.

Identifies deteriorating patients and takes appropriate action.

Ensures documentation is accurate and up to date.

Demonstrates an enquiring approach to patient care.

Provision of care to meet health and wellbeing

Safely administers prescribed medication and monitors effects.

Provides education to patients, relatives and staff as necessary.

Ensures patients views are taken into account during decisions and embodies a shared decision making ethos.

Participates in collaborative decision making within the nursing team.

Information collection and analysis

Demonstrates an understanding of research and development and how this influences nursing practice.

Input patient data in the correct form and manner onto the supporting electronic system.

Analyses and reports information provided through appropriate clinical equipment and acts upon this gathered information.

Reports the data / information clearly in the required format and at the time agreed.

Person Specification



  • RGN / RN NMC registration
  • Intravenous accreditation


  • Immediate Life Support (ILS)
  • Preparation for mentorship course or equivalent



  • Post registration experience


  • oPrevious coronary care or cardiology ward experience

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