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Clinical Sister/Charge Nurse

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and dedicated nurse, with an interest and experience in coronary care, to join our friendly and supportive team at Coronary Care Unit (CCU).

As a member of the Coronary Care Unit team you will work closely with cardiology medical team and Cardiac Catheter Suite.

UHCW is a well-recognised world renowned cardiology centre of excellence The Coronary Care Unit is a 10 bedded monitored area that provides level 2 care for acutely ill patients requiring intra-aortic balloon pumps, temporary pacing, continuous cardiac monitoring using bedside monitors and telemetries Admissions to the Coronary Care Unit at UHCW include direct admission STEMIs, out of hospital Cardiac Arrests, Complete Heart Block, ITU Cardiology step down patients as well as post TAVI procedure patients requiring close post procedural monitoring.

*Please be advised that interviews for this vacancy will take place on the 11th December 2023*

Main duties of the job

The CCU is a fast-paced unit caring for acutely ill level 2 patients. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals who will uphold the UHCW values. On a day-to-day basis, you will be providing a high standard of nursing care to the cardiac patients. You will be working closely with Cardiac Catheter Suite, the Cardiology Wards and CNPs to support a smooth PPCI pathway for the patient. You will be working collaboratively with the management, clinical nurse specialists and the wider multidisciplinary team to enhance the patient care through various quality improvement initiatives.

As a nurse in charge and team leader you will take direct managerial responsibility for the clinical area in the absence of the Ward Manager. You will also assist in the leadership and development of an identified group of nurses within the ward complement and also act as a positive role model to junior staff members to support them in advancing their practice.

Applicants for this role will have substantial post registration experience, with experience and leadership demonstrated in Cardiology.

Closing Date: Please be advised that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Accountable for own actions in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct. Will contribute to corporate objectives, acting within local, Trust and statutory guidelines and policies always.
  • Maintain effective and supportive communications with evidence of well-developed communication skills, able to effectively communicate information regarding clinical decisions, policies and care pathways to patients, carers, nursing staff and the multi-professional team
  • Act as a skilled practitioner and clinical leader providing support to the senior nursing team. Able to coordinate a shift effectively, supporting and acting as a role model to nursing staff to develop leadership skills.
  • Ability to work flexible shift pattern, where required to include rotation of day /night duty and unsocial hours according to service need.
  • Responsible for organisation, delivery, and evaluation of nursing care for Level 2 patients.
  • Ability to read and interpret ECGs.
  • Liaise with nursing staff in other departments relating to co-ordination of patient care within Cardiology.
  • Ensure that careful, accurate and concise nursing records are maintained
  • Ensure that sufficient specified equipment levels are maintained within the department. Responsible for ensuring that regular maintenance and cleaning of equipment is carried out, faults reported, and defective equipment removed from use
  • Support patients, carers and others during difficult situations arising in the clinical area, e.g. imparting bad news or following an unexpected event.

  • For further details of the role please see the attached job

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    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


    University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

    Clifford Bridge Road


    CV2 2DX

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