Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
28 May 2023

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Band 6
Job summary

Band 5 developing to a band 6 on completion of competencies

15 Hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our dynamic community cardiac rehabilitation team as we expand our provision to include heart failure patients. We are looking for an enthusiastic nurse with cardiac rehabilitation experience and knowledge to help us develop and grow this new opportunity that will run within the existing service. As part of a 12 month pilot you will focus much of the time using the cardiac rehabilitation app with the patient group.

Main duties of the job

You will work closely alongside the skill mixed team in providing the education core component of cardiac rehabilitation

You will provide patients with a personalised assessment tailored to their condition and need and agree, from a menu based set of options, a cardiac rehabilitation programme

You will work with patients /family /carers to identify their risk factors and set goals within the app

You will have a passion for empowering patients in reaching their goals and use motivational interviewing to facilitate this.

You will support the implementation of this plan and the app, assessing the patients progress regularly along the pathway

You will encourage engagement with all aspects of rehabilitation

You will work with the patients to promote self assessment to identify symptoms and respond to or escalate these as appropriate

A key role is in educating about early symptom recognition and healthy lifestyle

You may cover exercise sessions, face to face and virtually, either in groups or one to one settings, within the community or patient homes.

You will support the ethos and vision of the service and core components of cardiac rehabilitation and liaise back with the cardiac rehabilitation specialist nurses

You will support the team in meeting the services KPIs

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a combined acute and community Trust serving a population of over 260,000 with over 4,500 staff. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham. We are working successfully with partners across South Yorkshire as part of the Integrated Care Board where we are leading and collaborating in several key work streams and service areas, including workforce development. We combine our patient first approach with innovation and care against a backdrop of system working, as encapsulated in our Trust values

AMBITIOUS - We set high standards for the services we deliver. We aim to be an outstanding Trust and we are enthusiastic about delivering excellent health care for our patients.

CARING - We embrace the importance of giving the highest possible quality of care for our patients. We also care for each other as colleagues and for the community, our resources, our environment and our future.

TOGETHER - We value the importance of working together with patients, carers and families to ensure that we provide high quality patient centred care. We are committed to working with partners and stakeholders across Rotherham, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to develop sustainable services for the population we serve. Getting the right leaders in the Trust is critical to achieving.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details about the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Extensive post registration experience with subsequent cardiac experience and understanding of cardiac conditions and heart failure
  • Evidence of on-going professional development
  • Evidence of proactive involvement in the teaching and mentorship and development of nurses and nursing practice


  • Experience delivering community based cardiac care
  • Evidence of involvement in the development of protocols and clinical audit



  • First degree in nursing or an equivalent portfolio of evidence
  • Teaching/assessing qualification


  • Non-medical prescriber or willingness to work towards
  • Advanced Physical assessment and consultation skills or willingness to undertake
  • Post basic qualification in cardiac related subject
  • BACPR course or Heart Manual Facilitation Course Training
  • Specialist training relevant to role (or willingness to undertake);Cannulation/venepuncture ECG and interpretation cardiac related subject



  • Current NMC Registration



  • Understanding of community working
  • Specialist up to date expertise acquired from theory acquired through CPD
  • Knowledge of local policies, practices and procedures within specialist area and a good understanding of national strategic context of the NHS and knowledge of NICE and BACPR guidelines

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

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


Rotherham Community Health Centre

Greasbrough Road


South Yorkshire

S60 1RY

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