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Heart Failure Clinical Nurse Specialist

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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The ACERS community heart failure service is tailored to the needs of the local population by providing evidence based care for patients in practice based clinics and in their homes, and working closely with the hospital team if they are admitted. The GPs are enthusiastically committed to the model and to providing excellent care networks for patients in partnership with Homerton Hospital cardiologists, health care professionals and other agencies. You will be responsible for and lead on specific areas to ensure that patients have a seamless pathway through different aspects of the service to assist in the implementation of National Guidelines and Quality Standards for chronic heart failure care.

You will support heart failure patients within the community to optimise their heart failure treatment, support patients to manage their condition, and prevent unplanned admissions. The post-holder, will also support the Lead Heart Failure Nurse Specialist in the day to day operational management of the service within the ACERS team.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, pro-active, self-motivated nurse to join the team as one of the key links in the chain of gold standard care. Essential to this new role is a strong background in cardiology with relevant training and your excellent communication skills with which you will develop personal management plans and educate empower patients and carers for increased confidence in self-care. Experience of working in the community is desirable. This post will let your personal and clinical skills blossom as you set new ways of working in place to really make a difference.

You should have a genuine interest for working in the environment with a cardiology experience, work well in a team and can see the development opportunities that this post has to offer. In return for your experience, motivation and enthusiasm, we could offer flexible working, and support with CPD.

If you have the experience, or are interested and wish to be a pivotal link in a highly skilled and motivated team we would like to hear from you.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s on this page.

The person specification below is not the full person specification but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Education / Skills / Experience


  • RGN/RN
  • Post registration nursing course in cardiac or heart failure care
  • Recognised teaching certificate e.g. ENB 998
  • Clinical assessment skills
  • Experience of caring for patients with chronic or acute heart failure
  • Venepuncture trained and proficient
  • Significant post registration experience in cardiology
  • Understanding and demonstration of the Trust Values


  • Independent non medical prescriber
  • Advanced physical assessment course
  • Experience of working in primary care

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Leonards Hospital

Nuttall Street


N1 5LZ

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