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Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist Nurse

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
19 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a committed individual to join our dynamic multidisciplinary team delivering high quality comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation.

This exciting and very rewarding role offers a range of opportunities to engage with and motivate patients to make positive change to their CHD risk factor profiles.

The opportunity to support the patient from the acute period following a cardiac event, through nurse led outpatient clinics and supervised exercise classes, to the final discharge several months down the line.

Main duties of the job

This post offers a great opportunity for a specialist nurse to utilise their skills in both the inpatient and outpatient settings including triage and recruitment, developing individual care plans, supporting patients in lifestyle behaviour change and working autonomously in nurse-led secondary prevention clinics.

Prior experience in Cardiology and strong communication skills are essential for this post which involves a diverse delivery of education modalities, including individual clinic

About us

Come Nurse with us...

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It's a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

A welcome subsidy of �1000 is available to all Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses, Midwives, ODPs and Radiographers taking up substantive employment with the Trust.

Closing date is midnight on 18 June 2023

Interviews are due to be held on 29 June 2023

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?
  • Our values and reputation for outstanding care
  • Opportunities to experience a range of specialities
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team
  • Research experience and opportunities
  • Lovely location and quality of life
  • Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • -Registered nurse. -Evidence of continuous professional development -Current ILS accreditation


  • -Degree -Achieved or working towards diploma



  • -Accept personal accountability for own practice -Experience of formal/informal teaching -Experience of working within cardiac rehabilitation -Experience in cardiac nursing at Band 6


  • -Experience monitoring patients during supervised exercise programmes. -Sound IT skills -Experience delivering Nurse led cardiology clinics. -Experience writing formal patient discharge letters.



  • -Evidence of sound, in-depth knowledge of CHD, treatment options and secondary prevention behaviours -Knowledge of current policies within the NHS relevant to CHD -Knowledge national standards and accreditation requirements for cardiac rehabilitation


  • -Basic knowledge of research



  • -Good verbal and written communication skills -Capable of working as an integral member of a small team -Adaptable to changing situations due to both workload and colleagues needs -Ability to undertake teaching of staff and patients -Ability to work autonomously with effective time management skills. -Effective interpersonal skills


  • -Assertiveness/perceptive counselling skills -Documentation, audit and presentation skills -Leadership Skills

Additional Requirements


  • -To act in a professional manner at all times in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct -Capable of developing liaisons with other practice areas/academic institutions. -The ability to practice at all times to the Trust core values.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division D

Hills Road



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