Band 7 Lipid Nurse CNS

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Full Time
  • The main objective of the Project is to improve the quality of care for patients and support the early identification, review, and medical optimization of cardiology and vascular patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in response to the needs of the CW Partner.

Main duties of the job

  • Identification of sub-optimally treated ASCVD patients who are not achieving lipid levels as specified in local guidelines
  • Identification of ASCVD patients who have previously not tolerated or refused alternative lipid modification therapies
  • Review of treatment options and decision on next steps in collaboration with ASCVD patients
  • Counsel and assist the HCP to optimize ASCVD patients where appropriate
  • Early identification of at-risk patients who have not had intervention in their health and wellbeing
  • Identification of ASCVD patients, following risk assessment review, of ASCVD patients who are sub-optimally treated
  • On-going ASCVD patients support and annual review to ensure CVD outcomes improve equitably
  • Support for managing patients -CV04 in identification of patients with elevated TC/LDL suggestive of FH
  • Education of clinical team in primary care on managing lipids including newer therapies to improve appropriate referral and shared care management

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification

Education & professional Qualifications


  • oNMC registration
  • oDegree
  • oTeaching qualification / Mentorship course


  • oWorking towards a Master's



  • oSignificant Nursing experience in cardiology or Vascular
  • oProven experience as a Band 6 nurse in an acute setting
  • oExperience of audit, research and evidence based practice.

Skills and aptitudes


  • oCommitment to delivering excellence for patients
  • oAbility to work autonomously and across professional boundaries
  • oExcellent interpersonal and written communication skills with attention to detail
  • oWorking knowledge and experience of digitalised healthcare systems and electronic prescribing and medicines administration
  • oKnowledge and experience of clinical supervision
  • oThe ability to assess competencies
  • oThe ability to organise and plan workload
  • oThe ability to problem solve, prioritise and work to a deadline
  • oAbility to establish a role and develop collaborative working relationships with different teams
  • oKnowledge of pathways locally and nationally
  • oAn understanding of quality, clinical risk, clinical governance, patient experience, national benchmarks, and other professional issues.

Personal Qualities & attributes


  • oExcellent Communication and demonstrates the ability to wok in a Multi Professional team
  • oEvidence of continued advancement od specialist knowledge and understanding
  • oRecognition of clinical limitation and willingness on self improvement
  • oHighly professional role model
  • oOrganisation skills -able to deliver objectives within an agreed time frame
  • oEvidence of proven, on-going professional development
  • oAbility to work under pressure
  • oFlexible approach to work to meet the needs of the service

Royal Free World Class Values


  • oDemonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Free Hospital

Pond Street



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