Charge Nurse - Cardiac Rehab

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 Per Annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
A wonderful opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, experienced nurse to join our Cardiac Rehabilitation team to be responsible for ensuring that patients referred for cardiac procedures/ surgery are contacted in a timely manner and options of care are discussed fully and then ensure the patient's pathway is followed and all tests/ investigations are organized appropriately.

Providing expert nursing advice, care and support to patients, their families and carers working as an integral member of the Cardiac Rehabilitation team.

Your role is integral to the smooth transition for patients who have received a cardiac diagnosis and are required to have further cardiac intervention. you will be the first port of call to discuss this diagnosis with the patients and/ or family and organise all investigations/ referrals etc to ensure that the patients do not breach the 18 week pathway.

Therefore you must have relevant cardiac knowledge and have worked in a cardiac setting as well as having excellent communication skills as communication with patients, families, staff and stakeholders is essential.

Main duties of the job

Your role is to assist in the co-ordination of an effective high quality Cardiac Rehabilitation service including the education, emotional and psychological support of patients, relatives and carers enabling them to live with their disease, treatment and the implications thereafter.

You will support the Clinical Nurse Specialist in monitoring and improving standards of care through supervision of practice, clinical audit, developing and leading practice, contributing to research, teaching and supporting professional colleague and liaise effectively to establish and maintain professional relationships with the multi-disciplinary team, agencies and organisations. To represent the Trust and work in partnership with colleagues locally and nationally.

You will assist with implementing the cardiac choice initiative enabling patients to make informed decisions about future procedures, organise appropriate tests and investigations for patients referred for cardiac procedures to ensure a seamless patient pathway and assist in maintaining a robust referral system for cardiac surgery and cardiology referrals.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Do you have good organisational skills, work well under pressure and are able to work well in a small team as well as being able to hold a caseload of patients independently, then we would welcome your application.

Person Specification



  • Relevant experience in a cardiac area
  • Understanding of cardiac rehabilitation
  • Able to interpret a range of cardiac tests and investigations


  • Experience of audit and research



  • Good organisational skills with ability to prioritise workload with minimal supervision
  • Ability to negotiate and liaise with different disciplines and grades of staff


  • Understanding and working knowledge of hospital referral system and IT systems



  • 1st level registered nurse
  • Degree or working towards


  • Cardiac care course

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust



court Road



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