Band 5 Nurse - CSSU / Cardiac Catheter Labs / Pre-assessment Clinic

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our highly motivated, dynamic and hardworking team within Cardiology.

If you are wanting to develop your nursing skills in this specialty and are a team player then this could be the job for you.

The patients within this specialty undergo elective and emergency procedures for heart related conditions. Our service is innovative and forward thinking using non -invasive techniques.

The hospital takes patients from across the East Midlands, including Nottinghamshire, Derby and Lincolnshire. Our cardiac catheter labs provide key support to the East Midlands primary PCI service and for any patient requiring access this emergency intervention 24 hours a day.

Main duties of the job

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Cardiac Catheter Lab

Trained to become highly skilled in scrub and circulating roles and act as a second operating role to the consultant or registrars on a daily basis. The unpredictable nature of the labs ensures no two days are the same.

Cardiac Pre-Assessment Clinic

Cardiology pre assessment clinics are held on a daily basis. Patients will be asked to attend these clinics if they are booked for routine or elective procedures. These include coronary angiography, percutaneous coronary intervention (angioplasty) and some pacemakers.

A pre assessment appointment helps to prepare people safely for their procedure and ensures that a patient has the necessary information to make informed choices. It also enables us to collect information that is necessary to undertake the procedure.

Within your role you will be expected to take patient history and be able to carry out essential pre-operative investigations such as venepuncture and ECG's.

Cardiac Short Stay Unit

Cardiac Short Stay Unit is a 8 bedded day unit with recovery area - open 5 days a week - with an attached day unit area - accommodating 6 recliner chairs. We specialise in caring for patients undergoing day case elective procedures such as pace maker implants, angiograms and angioplasty, echo's, implantable loop recorders and many more.

About us

This is an exciting within our busy, progressive and dynamic service based within the Medical Division of the Trent cardiac centre at Nottingham University Hospitals.

On Cardiac Short Stay and the Cardiac Catheter Labs we pride ourselves on high levels of excellent patient care and staff development and we are looking for new innovative ideas and enthusiastic people to join our team.

We welcome both newly qualified and experienced nurses to join our friendly team.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This role includes opportunity to rotate amongst all areas attached to the unit. Although only open mon-fri daycase there is a mixture of shift times worked within the unit so the candidate must be flexible in their availability. Working within the cardiac catheter labs there must also be the physical ability to wear a lead apron for long periods of time.

We offer great opportunities to develop your nursing skills and abilities. Upon successful application the candidate can expect to undergo training on our excellent induction for new starters as well as on going education for all with regular cardiology education days. The successful nurse can also expect a significant supernumerary period working alongside a named preceptor and spend time with the clinical educators.

Person Specification



  • Cardiology Experience
  • 1 years experience working in the UK


  • Pre-assessment experience
  • Cardiac Catheter Lab / Scrubbing / Circulating Experience
  • Worked within a daycase environment.



  • Experience in performing ECG
  • Proficient in admission and discharge


  • Venepuncture and Cannulation Skills
  • Nurse led discharge

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

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Nottingham City Hospital



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