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Heart Failure Specialist Nurse

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting and rewarding opportunity has arisen within the Community Cardiology Team for one new Heart Failure Specialist Nurse to join our Community based Heart Failure Service.

We are seeking a driven, enthusiastic and innovative individual with an interest in the care and management of patients with Chronic Heart Failure to join our dynamic team.

The Community Heart Failure Team is engaged in system wide change, having strong supportive networks across the Integrated Care System and are committed to transforming the way that Heart Failure care is delivered which is patient focused and closer to home.

The team has a friendly and supportive work ethic. Huddles are arranged daily to discuss clinical cases/clinical supervision with a fortnightly virtual MDT meeting with Cardiologists from secondary care.

Main duties of the job

You will be supported to manage a caseload of patients with highly complex or unstable heart failure needs in their homes or other community settings in either face to face, telephone or video consultations.

You will work with patients to formulate individual self management plans, enabling people to remain in their own home and prevent avoidable hospital admissions. You will use advanced clinical assessment skills to diagnose and treat signs of instability, optimise heart failure therapy and sign post to other health care professionals where indicated.

The successful applicant must have access to a vehicle for work purposes. This is a countywide role so applicants should expect to travel. Geographical area and location of patient caseload will be located within South Lincolnshire covering areas including Boston, South Holland and Welland.

About us

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust is in the top 25 per cent of all community trusts for overall staff engagement in the 2021 NHS National Staff Survey.

At LCHS, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in LCHS' workforce.

LCHS recognises the increasing demand for more flexibility in working practices in order to accommodate the personal goals and commitments that employees experience at different stages during their working lives. Flexible working opportunities such as part-time working, compressed hours, job shares, and hybrid working models can help staff to balance their personal and work commitments. Arrangements can be put in place if it can be shown that the needs of the individual can be balanced with those of the service and the impact on other team members, enabling the Trust to recruit and retain skilled staff, raise staff morale, reduce absenteeism and respond to changing service needs more effectively.

We are an ambassador of a learning culture that will support the right individual to progress in their chosen career through an 'earn while you learn' apprenticeship programme. Visit our Learning and Development page to find out more

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful applicants will have experience of working in Cardiology or be able to demonstrate evidence of managing patients with Heart Failure.

They will have a willingness to undertake additional learning to enhance their skills in working with people with cardiac conditions both directed and self-directed.

Flexibility and prioritisation skills should be demonstrated to meet the changing needs of the caseload and service.

Please see the attached job description and person specification for a detailed description of these roles main activities and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse holding current registration


  • Clinical History taking qualification at level 6 or above
  • Non medical prescribing qualification

Previous Experience


  • Significant experience of working in Cardiology
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Evidence of ability to deliver training to others


  • Experience of working within a community setting

Evidence of particular knowledge/skills/aptitude


  • Demonstrates specialist knowledge and understanding of cardiovascular conditions, complications and management
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to undertake additional learning to enhance skills in working with people with cardiac conditions both directed and self directed

Specific requirements


  • Demonstrate flexibility and prioritisation skills in order to meet the changing needs of caseload management



  • Ability to travel to meet the needs of Heart Failure patients

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Community Health Service NHS Trust



Venture House, Enterprise Way


PE21 7TW

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