Clinical Nurse Advisor - Triage Nurse

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
A Monday-Friday 8am - 4pm working pattern is just one of the attractions this opportunity provides. We are looking to recruit a Band 6 Clinical Nurse Advisor (Triage Nurse) for the Community Heart Function Specialist Team, based at Coley Clinic in Reading. You will be an enthusiastic and experienced nurse, with a warm personality and great people skills.

Willing to undertake relevant training, you will have leadership experience and be able to demonstrate innovative practice. Showing effective management skills, you will take responsibility for case management of patients with heart failure in a community setting. The role encompasses problem solving, caseload management and urgent patient visits.

Working as part of a wider integrated Cardiac and Respiratory Specialist Services (CARSS) covering the Berkshire West locality you will work to improve the lives of patients with Cardiac and Respiratory conditions. You will be responsible for ensuring high quality evidence-based care for patients with heart failure, their families, and carers in the community.

Interviews to be held 16th June 2023

Main duties of the job

o The Clinical Nurse Advisor (Triage Nurse) will provide clinical support, advice, assistance, and professional expertise to all callers to the Heart Function Service, including both healthcare professionals and patients within Berkshire West. Make differential diagnosis within level of competence, plan and provide treatment in collaboration with others as appropriate

o Will offer clinical triage and support where appropriate. This may range from signposting the referral co-ordinator/caller to the appropriate service, making a direct referral

o To manage the Telehealth system (Virtual monitoring), making suggested clinical management plans in medication titration as required

o Supporting colleagues in the delivery of compassionate, structured care, safety netting patients and forward planning future appointments

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

The trust employs almost 5,000 people over more than 100 sites and community settings across Windsor & Maidenhead, Slough, Bracknell Forest, Wokingham, Reading and West Berkshire.

As an inclusive employer, we value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall 100 Top Employer. Whatever your background or individual needs, at Berkshire Healthcare you'll be supported by friendly and professional managers to succeed.

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

o Caring for and about you is our top priority

o Committed to providing good quality, safe services

o Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Benefits of working for us include: Flexible working options to support work-life balance. 27 days annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell leave Generous NHS pension scheme 20.68% employer contribution Excellent learning and career development opportunities Advanced IT enablement Cycle to Work and car leasing scheme Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants via the Blue Light Card Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and more to support equality Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave and access to our three staff nurseriesThe must haves for you to be considered for this role:1. To be able to work autonomously and offer sound clinical advice, for complex medical cases, that oversees entry into the service/caseload management2. Demonstrate effective Chronic Disease management 3. Ability to effectively manage challenging behaviour and/or conflict 4. Car driver with ability and readiness to travel to multiple sites visiting the patient in their own home, if required, for clinical assessment and treatment.

If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications/ Training


  • RGN
  • Completed/completing first level degree
  • Relevant experience in long term conditions and dealing with complex, multifactorial medical conditions
  • Basic Life support skills


  • Heart Failure qualification e.g. Optimising Health & Wellbeing for the Patient with Chronic Heart Failure (Caledonian University) or similar / or willingness to undertake
  • Nurse Prescriber / Nurse Independent Prescriber qualification
  • Teaching qualification/or willingness to undertake
  • Management qualification
  • Counselling course

Continuous Professional Development


  • Evidence of on-going professional development

Previous Experience


  • Recent Clinical Experience within the speciality
  • Primary care experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Clinical examination skills, detailed medical history skills, ministering and evaluation skills, or willingness to develop
  • Team player but able to use own initiative
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills- written and verbal
  • Advanced IT skills with sound knowledge of computer software (e.g. Word and Excel)
  • Good organisational skills and prioritising skills and ability to work well under pressure
  • Willingness to undertake further qualifications/expertise
  • Ability to produce reports and statistical information. Audit knowledge
  • Demonstrate effective Chronic Disease management


  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Knowledge of current government legislation and recommendations e.g. National Service Frameworks

Additional Requirements


  • Ability to travel to multiple sites


  • Demonstrates innovative practice
  • Ability to effectively manage challenging behaviour and or conflict
  • Presentational skills

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

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Heart Care Support Team - Adult Services, Coley Clinic

Carsdale Close, Coley Park



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