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Registered Nurse - IRCA Cardiac Catheter Lab

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Nurse to join our Cardiac IRCA team based at Colchester Hospital in the new purpose built IRCA unit.

The post involves delivering excellent and individualised clinical care to our patients and their families.

We recently moved to our new IRCA unit in Colchester Hospital. You will be working with the Cardiac IRCA team and contributing to the care, treatment and recovery of patients requiring specific cardiac procedures.

If possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work confidently and collaboratively across professional boundaries? Are you keen and motivated to learn and have experience and/or a very keen interest in cardiology then this could be the role for you.

We are an out-patient unit and work Monday to Friday performing these elective procedures, during this time we also are able to undertake in-patients that require emergency pacemaker implantation or other cardiac procedures.

Main duties of the job

The procedures performed in the Cardiac Cath Lab are diagnostic Angiograms, Implantation of permanent pacemakers and trans-oesophageal ECHO's. We also perform DC-cardioversions under conscious sedation and we have recently started a nurse-led implantable loop recorder service.

We are looking for a highly motivated nurse who is passionate about the care of cardiac patients to join our cardiac catheter lab team, in delivering an excellent service.

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of almost 12,000 amazing colleagues providing care to approximately a million people.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (if applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a range of services including mental health support. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

Find out about living and working with us -

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • oAcute experience
  • oInterest in cardiac / cardiothoracic nursing


  • oEnhanced role e.g. venepuncture, cannulation and ordering of investigations
  • oSurgical scrub competent / experience
  • oExperience or working within cardiac catheterisation / angiography department



  • NMC Registered
  • Evidence of continuing professional development through portfolio


  • Other relevant enhanced nursing qualifications
  • Preparation for mentorship or equivalent

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester Hospital

Turner Road



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