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Registered Nurse - Coronary Care Unit

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023
We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, dedicated, forward thinking nurse who will be committed to the role with a determination to ensure patients on the ward receive the highest standards of care.

Working within a team responsible to the team leader / shift coordinator, caring for patients and their carer's and providing high standards of care for patients as part of a multidisciplinary professional team.

You will be responsible and accountable for the assessment and planning care for designated patients, implementing the appropriate care plan, promoting a safe clinical environment for all patients, their carer's, visitors and staff whilst complying with the Trust's values and expected behaviours.

Our philosophy is 'together we can make things better', if this aligns with your ambition, passion and beliefs, we will welcome an application from you.

Main duties of the job

  • Document and evaluate care given and discuss progress, condition and treatment with colleagues, alerting the primary team leader / nurse in charge of the shift of the patients' changing health care needs.
  • Act as an advocate for staff, patients and relatives at all times.
  • Using the information obtained from the assessment of the patient and from subsequent observations, identifies the patient's individual nursing care needs, and plan and implement care.
  • Be aware of the side effects of any treatment in progress, and adopt a problem-solving approach to minimise the potentially adverse reactions.
  • To undertake intravenous drug administration, following successful completion of the Trust training and assessment, within six months of being in post.
  • Be aware of all hospital policies and procedures and collaborate with other health care professionals to ensure that these are observed.
  • Recognise patients changing condition and seek the appropriate support and advice from senior staff.
  • Be involved in the direct delivery of skilled specialised nursing care with supervision until competent. E.g. wound dressings, removal of drains, and insertion of urinary catheters.
  • Collaborate with the team leader in the planning of a patient's discharge from hospital

About us

The Coronary Care Unit at Torbay Hospital is looking for highly motivated, innovative and experienced senior nurse to join our dynamic team. The CCU consists of 8 monitored beds and a 6 bedded Chest pain Unit. The unit directly admits patients suffering from a Myocardial Infarction and cares for other acute cardiac conditions.

We have close working relationships with Dunlop, Cardiac Catheter Suite, Cardiac Research team and Cardiac specialist nurses

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To ensure high standards of care in accordance with agreed policies and procedures.
  • To assess, plan, implement and evaluate Patient care and produce written care plans
  • To ensure a cohesive working environment and effective team work in all assignments.
  • To liaise with the multi-disciplinary team, co-ordinating patient care, communicating with relatives ensuring they have adequate information at all times.
  • To liaise with other departments ensuring information regarding the patient is given appropriately.
  • To be responsible for own personal and professional development, attending study days/courses as appropriate.
  • To be aware of all Trust policies.
  • On occasions take charge of an area in the absence of more senior staff.
  • Verbal and written communications with the following personnel is on-going:
  • Patients and Relatives
  • Modern Matron / Senior Nurse Manager
  • Ward Manager
  • Medical Staff
  • Relatives / Patients / Visitors
  • Ward Clerk
  • Practice Manager
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Hotel Services

External agencies Peripheral Hospitals, General Practitioners, Social Workers, Joint equipment store
  • Develop time-management skills and the ability to prioritise nursing care for a group of patients.
  • Be rostered as part of the ward / departmental nursing establishment to care for patients over a 24-hour period. This will include working night and day shifts
  • This post involves being part of a multi-disciplinary team, working with other RGNs, Assistant Practitioners, Healthcare assistants, students, housekeeper and ward clerk and all other learners.
  • Develop the ability to work as a member of the inter-professional team delivering care to individuals.

Develop an awareness of self, the knowledge of the limits of own competence, the ability to seek advice and support to look after self effectively.
  • Administer medicines as defined in the NMC Standards for Medicines Administration (NMC 2010) and the Trusts Medicines Management Policy.

Document the process of care effectively according to the Record Guidance for Nurses and Midwives (NMC 2010) and the Trust policy
  • Budgetary Implications: No direct budgetary responsibility but to be aware of recourses available and cost implications.
  • Assist with teaching patients and carers, this will include explanation and expansion about diagnosis preparation for investigations, treatment and discharge in accordance with the treatment plan recorded in the patients records.
  • Allocate
  • Vital Pac
  • Cyber lab
  • Nerve Centre
  • Blood Matters
  • IHCS

Person Specification



  • NMC


  • Diploma/degree in Nursing or on a pathway

Knowledge and experience


  • Knowledge of clinical governance
  • Knowledge of individual responsibility to health and safety and clinical risk
  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care
  • Evidence of meeting PREP requirements


  • Cardiology experience
  • IV drug administration

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Torbay Hospital

Lowes Bridge



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