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Cardiac Catheter Suite Clinical Sister/Charge Nurse

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

We are looking to appoint an experienced Catheter lab practitioner to Sister/Charge Nurses in the Cardiac Catheter Suite. We offer a variety of services from coronary intervention/ TAVI/ EP/ Devices and Neuro intervention.

We currently have four Cath Labs on site and a contract with the BMI hospital to utilise their lab and we undertake a variety of Cardiac and Neuro intervention procedures. We have a Cardiology Assessment Hub as part of our department which houses 12 patients.

The post holder is expected to act as a role model and provide supervision, teaching and clinical leadership to nursing staff under guidance of the Clinical Services Manager. The post holder should have considerable experience of working in a Cardiac Cath Lab and be responsible for the assessment and provision of care needs. The post holder will work alongside the department management team to develop and implement new programmes of care.

Please be advised there is a proposed interview date of 7th June 2023.

Main duties of the job

The post holder should have excellent communication, enthusiasm, organisational skills and be able to work flexibly. It is expected that the post holder will participate in activities to fully develop staff and contribute to the service planning and use of resources.

The post holder will lead the team out of hours if required and be responsible for their professional conduct whilst ensuring that high quality patient care is given to all.

Your main duties within the Catheter Lab would be to care for patients during their cardiac or neurology procedure in the form of IV medication administration, documentation and will also have the opportunity to scrub for both cardiac and neurology procedures. In addition to these tasks you need to exhibit excellent clinical leadership and communication skills.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Accountable for own actions in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct. Will contribute to corporate objectives, acting within local, Trust and statutory guidelines and policies at all times
  • Maintain effective and supportive communications with evidence of well-developed communication skills, able to effectively communicate information regarding clinical decisions, policies and care pathways to patients, carers, nursing staff and the multi-professional team.
  • Act as a skilled practitioner and clinical leader providing support to the senior nursing team. Able to coordinate a shift effectively, supporting and acting as a role model to nursing staff to develop leadership skills.
  • Ability to scrub as second operator during specific diagnostic and interventional procedures.
  • Responsible for organisation, delivery, and evaluation of nursing care for patients undergoing interventional procedure in the Cath lab.
  • Participate in the Cath Lab on-call rota for Primary PCI and stroke thrombectomy.
  • Liaise with nursing staff in other departments relating to co-ordination of patient care within the Catheter Suite.
  • Ensure that careful, accurate and concise nursing records are maintained.
  • Responsibility to ensure IRMER compliance, adhering to radiation protection for patients and staff.
  • Ensure that sufficient specified equipment levels are maintained within the department. Responsible for ensuring that regular maintenance and cleaning of equipment is carried out, faults reported, and defective equipment removed from use.
  • Support patients, carers and others during difficult situations arising in the clinical area, e.g. imparting bad news or following an unexpected event
  • Assist in conjunction with the matron and Clinical Service Manager, to continue to develop and set standards of care, considering relevant publication and local research
  • Ensure that the skill mix of staff is appropriate for the working environment and report any deficiencies to the Clinical Service Manager/Matron. Where required participate in recruitment of the Catheter Suite staff.
  • Responsible for leading a team of Band 5 staff and below to support their development

  • For further details please see the attached job description.

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