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Cardiac Nurse Practitioner

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum - Pro rata
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced nurse to join the Cardiovascular & Thoracic care group as a Cardiac nurse practitioner at University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). This is an ideal opportunity for those who want to further enhance their specialist nursing knowledge and skills within a supportive environment.

Nurse practitioners are highly skilled nurses who work as part of the multidisciplinary team to deliver high quality care to elective and emergency patients receiving cardiac procedures. Fully trained nurse practitioners work closely with the medical team undertaking some of the roles previously performed solely by junior doctors, in the care and management of patients from admission to discharge. These include skilled pre assessments of patients, planning of ongoing care and the ordering of appropriate tests.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

What youll doTo work as an independent Practitioner under the supervision of the Senior Nurse Practitioner / Advanced Clinical Practitioner or Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP).

This role involves undertaking competency-based patient assessment and examination in order to formulate a management plan for specific groups of patients admitted to UHS for diagnosis and / or treatments.

The Nurse Practitioner is expected to undertake all preparatory work prior to the patient undergoing treatment or diagnosis which may include consent, request of any further investigations and to highlight any potential complications to the Advanced Clinical Practitioner or relevant medical colleague.

What were looking forThe post holder will ideally have experience of supporting patients with Cardiovascular & Thoracic disease within primary or secondary care. They will need to be adaptable and flexible and work in varied environments across organisational boundaries. You will require a flexible approach to working patterns and will be required to work to a rota that includes weekends, bank holidays, and evenings.

As a Nurse Practitioner you will be expected to have excellent communication skills, promote the delivery of a high standard of patient-centered care and work between organisational boundaries. You will analyse, monitor and implement actions that ensure the service delivery is safe and effective in line with the Trust values with the support of your colleagues and line manager.

Person Specification

Trust values


  • Patient First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Qualifications / training required


  • Registered nurse on relevant part of the NMC register
  • Degree qualification, 120 credits at L6 or possess an equivalent knowledge to be assessed through evidence of relevant specialist training, experience, or portfolio
  • Post registration qualification within area of speciality


  • Registered on MSc Pathway - completion of HTPA Competencies
  • Non-medical prescribing
  • Counselling qualification

Previous or relevant experience necessary


  • Extensive post registration experience within specialist area
  • Knowledge of current issues within the acute health service
  • Knowledge of current issues within the acute health service


  • Knowledge of current issues within the acute health service
  • Multidisciplinary team working

Aptitudes and skills required


  • Extensive post registration experience within specialist area
  • Knowledge of current issues within the acute health service
  • Understanding of personal accountability


  • Change Management, clinical practice development
  • Multidisciplinary team working
  • Interest in nurse -led care

Aptitudes and skills required


  • Confident of own knowledge base, aware of learning needs and seeks guidance when appropriate
  • Able to critically review and communicate clinical information
  • Good communication with patients/clients and professionals
  • Able to organise own workload
  • IT skills


  • Negotiation skills
  • Awareness of own leadership skills/style

Special requirements of the post


  • Ability to work across multiple sites with reasonable adjustments
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexibility to attend evening meetings/clinics if required, by prior arrangement


  • Organisational/strategic awareness
  • Clear about professional accountability and autonomous practice components of role

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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