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Arrhythmia Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The Advanced Nurse Practitioner role within the Arrhythmia speciality has been developed to provide professional nursing leadership and manage a patient-centred nursing service within the Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) services within the Cardiology Directorate of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The post holder will lead and develop services including nurse-led arrhythmia clinics, telephone clinics and will provide advanced technical support during electrophysiology procedures such as catheter ablation.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit an enthusiastic and innovative Arrhythmia Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP)/ Arrhythmia Specialist Nurse (ASN) within the Cardiology Directorate of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUHFT). The purpose of this post is to be part of the team leading and developing services to facilitate and enhance the arrhythmia patient pathway. This post is based in clinical practice and involves working directly with patients, relatives and clinicians.

The successful applicant will be a registered nurse with extensive experience with the field of cardiology. They will provide evidence of Masters level study and demonstrate post-graduate level working via a continuous development portfolio. A Masters level qualification in history-taking and physical assessment, as well as non-medical prescribing, would be advantageous. Completion of an MSc is required for the job title of Arrhythmia Advanced Nurse Practitioner. British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS) accreditation in electrophysiology (EP) will be an expectation of the role.

The ability to initiate, sustain and evaluate change is essential.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Arrhythmia ANP/ASN will provide specialist nurse-led care for patients with arrhythmias within the Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust. The post holder will be an expert nurse within cardiology, part of a team leading and developing practice, running nurse-led nurse led outpatient and telephone clinics and promoting and improving the quality of care for arrhythmia patients. This role will also allow the post holder to cross traditional role boundaries and provide technical support during electrophysiology procedures; a nursing role unique to this Trust.

Person Specification



  • *Education - Registered nurse (part 1, 8, 12 or 15 of register depending on area of practice)
  • Postgraduate level study (HEI level 7) or demonstrable post graduate level working evidenced via a continuous professional development portfolio
  • First level degree (HEI level 5 or 6) in nursing, midwifery or equivalent
  • Relevant specialist post basic programme to Master's Level or equivalent
  • Teaching / Assessment / Mentoring qualification
  • *Knowledge - Demonstrates up to date knowledge and expertise in the speciality
  • Knowledge of the key professional issues and NMC guidelines relating to professional practice.
  • Evidence of being able to work across organisational boundaries
  • Experience of applying research evidence to clinical practice.
  • *Skills - Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Previous experience of formal/informal teaching of patients and staff.
  • Demonstrates a clear vision of the role and service
  • Ability to initiate, sustain and evaluate change.


  • *Education - Registered Non-medical prescriber
  • Masters (HEI level 7) degree

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