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Associate Heart Failure Clinical Nurse Specialist

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a new challenge or direction to take your nursing career? Interested in improving care within long term conditions and working towards common goals within an integrated team?

The ACERS community heart failure service is tailored to the needs of the City and Hackney population by providing evidence based care for patients in 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.

We are looking for an 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 experience of caring for heart failure patients, along with 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.

Main duties of the job

You will work with the team to support heart failure patients within the community to optimise their heart failure treatment, help them manage their condition, and prevent unplanned admissions. The role will also involve responsibility for and leading 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.

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

Skills & experience


  • RGN/RN
  • Ability to think and practice at first degree level
  • Experience of caring for patients with heart failure either in community or hospital
  • Clinical assessment skills
  • Demonstrating an understanding of Trust Values


  • Post registration nursing course in cardiac or heart failure care
  • Physical assessment course
  • Independent non-medical prescriber
  • Recognised teaching certificate e.g. ENB 998
  • Venepuncture trained and proficient
  • Experience of working in primary or secondary care

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Leonards Hospoital

Nuttall Street


N1 5LZ

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