Staff Nurse, Cardiology Angiocatheter Suite, Glenfield Hospital

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum/pro rata
Closing date
1 Jul 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Full / Part Time (considered) & On Call commitment.

Working pattern 08:00 - 18:00 4 days a week, mainly with some Saturdays on a reduced rota.

Would you like to work in a friendly environment, closely supported by our team of Nurses, Doctors, Radiographers & Technicians?

Learn about all the latest Cardiology Interventions in a center with an international profile which is right here in Leicester.

Gain invaluable clinical skills in this sought-after field of nursing.

Interventional Cardiology is part of the wider Renal, Respiratory, Cardiac and Vascular management group (RRCV) at Glenfield Hospital (GH).

The campus has its own emergency ambulance bay and helipad, modern specialty theatres and intensive care units are also based on this site. GH campus is a regional centre for clinical research with both Respiratory and Cardiac Biomedical Research Units based here with close links with both the University of Leicester and De Montfort University.

Angiocatheter Suite Nursing is an area where most of our procedures are under local anesthetic . This role is similar to theatre nursing with one to one patient contact with the opportunity to build a unique relationship with your patient and make a profound difference to their lives.

This is particularly relevant when you start to work on-call as you will be part of the team who regularly save lives with the emergency intervention service for Heart Attack and Out of Hospital Arrest patients

Main duties of the job

On Call commitment is essential to provide cover for emergency admissions, you will work as part of the on call team.
  • Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of evidence-based nursing care for a group of patients. Assist in and contribute to the management and organisation of a ward/clinical area
  • Actively contribute to setting and maintaining high standards of quality nursing care
  • Actively participate in the education, development and supervision of other staff members.
  • Work collaboratively and co-operatively with others to meet the needs of patients and their families
  • Act as a clinical and professional role model, mentoring, assessing and supporting students and learners on placement within the clinical area

We offer:-
  • A fully supported induction and training program which will last at least 8 weeks but will be tailored to the individual - (we do not ask for prior experience but acute care experience is an advantage).
  • When you work on-call you will be paid at Band 6 rate.
  • Regular in-house technical and clinical skills training sessions supported by industry.
  • The opportunity to train as an Interventional Cardiology scrub nurse
  • Experience of TAVI, Advanced EP studies and Coronary Intervention procedures

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About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:

o We focus on what matters mosto We treat others how we would like to be treatedo We are passionate and creative in our worko We do what we say we are going to doo We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

In addition to the main Registered Nurse Job description and person specification (which is a generic document) it is essential that all applicants to this position:-
  • Have the physical ability to perform the full range of nursing duties which in this post includes wearing Radiological (x ray) protection (Lead Apron / Tunic) as this is a radiology area.
  • Are able to work on-call according to roster after appropriate training and induction. KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
  • Ward/Unit Manager
  • Multi-disciplinary teams
  • Medical staff
  • Facilities
  • Nursing Directorate
  • Infection controlNurse
  • specialists
  • CMG Education and Practice team
  • Clinical support nurses Practice learning leads and Clinical Placement Facilitators

  • Delivery of effective health care within the organisation
  • Perform comprehensive assessments of patients nursing needs and plan, implement and evaluate care delivery according to changing healthcare needs.
  • Take responsibility for the care needs of individuals and groups of patients. Collect, collate and fully accurately report patient information, maintaining accurate,complete and contemporaneous nursing records.
  • Involve patients and carers/relatives in the planning and delivery of care.
  • Work collaboratively with other professionals and agencies to ensure needs are met in relation to care input, support for ongoing care needs and safe discharge.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with patients and carers/relatives.
  • Recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations.
  • Establishing effective leadership and communication
  • Co-ordinate, organise and prioritise the work of the nursing team on a day-to-day basis.
  • Supervise others and participate in their education and development. Where appropriate, act as a mentor/expert witness.
  • Contribute to the development of services, new ways of working and the implementation of change.
  • Act as a professional and clinical role model to all staff, patients, carers and the public at all times.
  • Maintain effective and efficient communication with the Ward/Unit Manager and members of the multi-disciplinary team on issues related to patient care and organisation of nursing teams.
  • Act in a professional manner and ensure self and ward staff adhere to the UHL Uniform policy at all times.
  • Deputise as appropriate for the Ward/Unit Manager or Deputy Ward/Unit Manager.
  • Continuing education, professional and personal development
  • Undertake the Trust Corporate and CMG specific induction and competency Programmes.
  • Ensure own compliance and compliance of others with regard to mandatory training and NMC Professional re-registration requirements. Raise any issues with regard to attending or accessing training.
  • Responsible for maintaining up-to-date skills, knowledge and competence and awareness of professional issues.
  • Undertake specialist education and training as required that will allow healthcare to be delivered to the user through new ways of working.
  • Actively promote and participate in Clinical Supervision/Mentorship or equivalent support mechanisms.
  • Act as a preceptor to newly registered staff and on a regular basis act as a mentor and assessor for students learners on clinical placements.
  • Take a lead responsibility for a specific function or area of knowledge/clinical skills within the team e.g. speciality focused link nurse, health promotion lead, student link nurse.
  • Accept designated responsibilities from other team members and actively contribute to performance review and the appraisal and personal development planning (PDP) process within the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF).Clinical governance, reduction of risk, audit and research.
  • Ensure that the delivery of care to own patients and for all patients when in charge meet the standards determined by the Ward/Unit Manager and the Standards
  • Adhere to Trust policies, procedures and clinical guidelines and ensure compliance of others.
  • Promote and practice the highest standards of prevention and control of infection at all times.
  • Continually monitor standards of nursing care and contribute to improvement of care through benchmarking, audit and research.
  • Participate in and contribute to patient and public involvement activities.
  • Promote patient dignity, equality, diversity and rights.
  • Ensure own and all nursing practice is, at all times, in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and raise any concerns with the Ward/Unit Manager.
  • Management and use of resources and information
  • Responsible for the effective and efficient use of clinical, physical and financial resources.
  • Use health-related information only for the purposes for which it is intended and in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
  • Ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times and information relating to patient/users and personnel is used only in connection with authorised duties. Maintaining a safe environment and quality
  • Take responsibility for maintaining own and others health, safety and security.
  • Ensure own actions assist with maintaining best practice and Standards for Better Health.
  • Carry out duties in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1971.
  • Move and handle patients and goods in ways that promote the health of the patient and care team and that are consistent with legislation.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of a clean and safe environment adhering to infection control policies procedures and best practice.
  • Assist and maintain safe and hazard-free area of work.

Person Specification



  • Demonstrates an understanding of the speciality applied for



  • Essential must have current registration with NMC or on an approved course of study leading to registration



  • Able to appropriately present factual information



  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge for a Staff Nurse position

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Glenfield Hospital

Groby Road


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