An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Cardiac Nurse to join NGH Cardiology Services as an Arrhythmia Nurse Specialist.
The Arrhythmia Nurse Specialist role has been developed to provide professional nursing leadership and manage a patient-centred nursing service within Cardiology department at NGH NHS Trust.Main duties of the job
The Arrhythmia Nurse Specialist will: work closely with the Electrophysiology Consultant and the team of multi-disciplinary staff within the Cardiology Directorate to provide clinical support, education and clinical leadership to the development of the patient pathway.
Be an expert nurse within cardiology leading and developing practice in order to promote and provide high quality service throughout the patient pathway for patients and their families.
Provide and facilitate the delivery of highly specialised care for patients with arrhythmias.
Be responsible for providing expert practice through leadership, consultation, clinical advice, teaching and support for staff. The post holder will work with clinical colleagues to provide information, advice and support to patients with complex arrhythmias.
The Post holder will identify and initiate change in response to service needs, taking a professional lead in the development of an evidence-based approach to practice, fostering a culture that contributes to the clinical governance agenda.About us
Northampton General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire. Our Excellence Values Compassion Accountability Respect Integrity Courage
We want to recruit the best people to deliver our services across the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire and help to unleash everyone's full potential. As an organisation, we value how we communicate and promote our vacancies to all communities.
The Hospital Group encourages applications from people who identify from all protected groups, especially those from BAME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ backgrounds as these are underrepresented in our hospitals.
We understand that we need to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and make sure the environment they work in is inclusive and collaborative.
We have active Networks that promote and support colleagues from all backgrounds.This ensures everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging working for Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
The Post holder will:
See direct referrals relating to Cardiac Arrhythmias to assess and treat in collaboration with Consultant Electrophysiologist.
Undertake arrhythmia clinics in collaboration with Consultant Electrophysiologist.
Develop and establish Nurse-led Palpitations Clinics.
Be a lead specialist and point of access via the patient telephone helpline for arrhythmia patients, in order to identify problems and provide on-going care. This includes advice regarding medications, making referrals to other members of the multidisciplinary team, requesting investigations, managing emergency situations and arranging HOT arrhythmia clinic visits.
Be responsible for the elective Direct Current Cardioversion service.
Provide education, counselling and reassurance to patients with a variety of arrhythmias.
Liaise across organisational boundaries with the health care teams in primary care and secondary care to establish systems of care that support the referral and management of patients with arrhythmias in respect to service development, referral and access to services throughout the patient pathway.
Lead specialist responsible for the development and review of current, comprehensive health information to arrhythmia patients and their families. The Post holder will facilitate understanding of complex cardiac conditions, and ensure all information is relevant to age, level of understanding, culture and language.
Be responsible for promoting the multi-disciplinary team within the field of arrhythmias by presenting at courses/conferences and increasing public awareness of arrhythmias and their management.
Provide expert clinical advice and support/supervision to nurses and members of the multi-disciplinary team and act as a role mode.
Demonstrate skill at interpreting complex clinical information/data (and develop this skill in others), anticipating potential problems, taking action to prevent/minimise these, responding to any changes promptly and effectively and developing specialised plans of care/follow relevant protocols.Person SpecificationEducation Training and QualificationsEssential
- NMC Registered Nurse
- HEI level 6/First degree in Nursing, Midwifery or equivalent
- Postgraduate level or equivalent evidenced via a CPD portfolio
- Teaching/Mentoring/Assessment qualification Advanced Patient Assessment
- Registered Non-medical Prescriber ALS
Knowledge and ExperienceEssential
- Master's degree or Registered Specialist Cardiac Nurse Practitioner
- Evidence of Min. 2yrs performing at Band 6 level in a Cardiology Setting
- Up to date knowledge and expertise in the specialty
- Knowledge of Key Professional issues and NMC guidelines relating to professional practice
- Experience of applying research evidence to clinical practice
- Evidence of being able to work across organisational boundaries
- Evidence of CPD Previous experience of formal/informal teaching of patients and staff demonstrates clear vision of the role and service Ability to initiate, sustain and evaluate change Decision-making skills Written and verbal communication
Desirable Employer detailsEmployer name
- Ability to work under pressure Flexible Motivated Assertive Concentration Able to work across departments
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