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Heart Valve Nurse

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
28 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
How would you like to support the lead nurse to develop the Heart Valve Specialist Nurse role and support senior team members to develop patient pathways to streamline service delivery and shape the vision of the TAVI pathway? If so, now is your opportunity.

Working within a specialist multi-disciplinary team, the post holder will care for patients with heart valve disease, in particular those patients with high risk aortic valve disease undergoing Trans-catheter valve implantation (TAVI) and Percutaneous Mitral Valve leaflet Repair within non-coronary intervention clinical speciality group.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an experienced cardiac nurse to act as a specialist resource for advice, support, and education for nursing and allied healthcare professionals within the trust as well as primary and secondary care after training in the speciality.

We would like candidates to have specialist knowledge across a range of cardiac procedures underpinned by theory, be able to develop and maintain clinical skills and knowledge of cardiac care that are evidence based, aiming to achieve best practice principle.

Within the role it will be essential to collaborate with nursing teams and other members of the multi-disciplinary team to enhance the level of care for patients and their families, as inpatients and outpatients.

In the role you will take part in TAVI pre-admission clinics and nurse led follow up clinics to assess patients, which may include history taking, clinical examination and review of investigations.

About us

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK's leading heart and lung hospital, delivering care to more than 50,000 patients a year in its new state-of-the-art hospital in Cambridge.

We perform the most heart and/or lung transplants in the UK and carried out the UK's first successful heart transplant in 1979. It also offers emergency heart attack treatment, sleep centre care and is one of just five centres nationally for those in severe respiratory failure. Based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus the largest centre of medical research and health science in Europe the Trust is at the heart of treatments of the future.

Royal Papworth became the first hospital trust in the country to be rated outstanding in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission - a rating it still holds today.

The Trust holds its values of compassion, excellence and collaboration at its core, and all colleagues joining the team are expected to uphold these in their day-to-day roles and interactions.

Royal Papworth is proud of its diverse workforce and encourages people to embrace their individuality. The Trust values difference and welcomes all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Providing they meet the minimum post criteria, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

On this page you will find a Role Profile which provides information about the hospital and full details about the role. We recommend that you review this and refer to it as you complete your application. Please ensure you evidence in the Essential Criteria how you uphold the Trust Values Compassion Excellence Collaboration. If you would like more information about the role or working at Royal Papworth Hospital, please get in touch with the contact for this role.

Person Specification



  • Demonstrable extensive experience in Cardiac nursing (minimum 2 years)


  • Management and leadership experience
  • Demonstrable experience in clinical assessment skills



  • Ability to act independently with own caseload referring to Senior Team as appropriate.
  • Ability to manage own workload
  • Ability to undertake manual handling tasks
  • Ability to deal with complex situations
  • Ability to deal with sensitive and contentious issues in a professional manner
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work in an environment with a high degree of uncertainty
  • IT Skills able to enter and retrieve data
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Effectively co-ordinates own and others workload
  • Demonstrates team working
  • Demonstrates ability to synthesize information and respond autonomously


  • Ability to supervise and develop junior staff
  • Demonstrates good teaching skills



  • Degree qualification or equivalent level of knowledge and expertise which can be acquired through in-depth experience
  • Diploma in NursingAbility to work towards post graduate qualification in Non Medical prescribing
  • Ability to work towards post graduate qualification in Advanced clinical assessment skills
  • Evidence of continued professional development experience
  • Willingness to study to a higher academic level
  • Intermediate Life Support


  • Teaching and assessing qualification
  • Post graduate qualification in Advanced clinical assessment skills
  • Post graduate qualification in Non Medical Prescribing
  • Post graduate acute care module

Professional Registration


  • Current First Level Nursing and Midwifery Council Registration



  • Cardiac anatomy, physiology and pathology
  • Knowledge of valvular conditions


  • Evidence of advanced clinical and professional development
  • Knowledge of the pathophysiology of valve disease

Values and Behaviours


  • Evidence ability to uphold the Trusts values Compassion Excellence Collaboration and associated behaviour standard at all times

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Biomedical Campus




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