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*MPFT INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY* Community Staff Nurse - Heart Failure

Are you a community nurse within MPFT who strives to make a positive difference to the lives of our community patients?

Do you have the passion, drive and ability to deliver high quality person-centred compassionate care in accordance with the Trust's organisational vision and values?

If the answer is yes, then this exciting, fixed term secondment opportunity to work within the Community Heart Failure Service could be the perfect career move for you.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills who has robust community nursing experience, who wishes to develop their clinical skills and knowledge further within this specialist LTC service. You must be committed to supporting patients with a diagnosis of Heart Failure utilising newly learnt knowledge, to provide holistic support of this patient group.

Essential elements of the role include assessing, planning and the implementation of holistic packages of care to support patients and their carer's who have a diagnosis of Heart Failure. The main aim of the specialist role is to provide an intense level of care to optimise therapies, support and educate the individual to manage their cardiac condition, preventing unnecessary admissions to hospital and to improve the provision of palliative care.

It is important to speak to your line manager for approval to apply prior to submitting your application.

Main duties of the job

You will need to be an NMC registered adult nurse with a background of community nursing experience, and advantageously experience of working with patient who have long term conditions. You will need to demonstrate excellent time management and be able to adapt effectively in role, utilising newly learnt skills and knowledge to work both independently, and as a member of the Heart Failure team. A commitment to professional development, within a culture of continuous improvement is essential.

The Heart Failure service works collaboratively with patients and key partners to facilitate the best possible patient experience and outcome. If you are interested in making a difference to patients and families living with heart failure and possess good communication, organisational skills and a flexible approach then this development opportunity is for you!

Throughout the secondment period we will also offer:
  • Regular, meaningful and focused clinical supervision.
  • Regular, meaningful appraisal.
  • Mentoring and support to ensure your continuous learning and development in heart failure care delivery.
  • Portfolio evidence to support newly learnt skills and education in specialist heart failure care delivery.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see full JD & PS attached.

Provide an optimal level of care for patients with heart failure, by demonstrating an understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of heart failure, mechanisms of therapeutic intervention to the condition, and the significance of physical and psychological changes within the patient.

Responsible for reviewing, implementing and evaluating programmes of care, which will support the patient by providing an equitable, efficient, effective high quality and safe heart failure service.

Build upon existing partnerships with specialist palliative care services to facilitate the delivery of a palliative care approach to patients with advanced congestive cardiac failure.

Assist in the delivery of seamless care through the use of integrated care pathways in collaboration with GP's, Consultants, Palliative Care providers.

Undertake an appraisal with line manager annually

Take steps to safe guard the welfare, health and safety of all staff, patients and their families according to local policies

Act as role model in the delivery of all aspects of heart failure patient care

Responsible for clinical governance and management of risk within case load.

Committed to own Professional Development

Provision of care tasks that require a level of skill and dexterity e.g. venepuncture

Facilitate the assessments of students, and postgraduate students, undertaking both teaching supervisory roles

Participate in research programs as appropriate

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • Registered nurse with a current NMC
  • Diploma or Degree In Nursing Studies


  • Evidence of post graduate study or willingness to undertake V150
  • Physical Assessment qualification



  • Venepuncture
  • Post registration experience


  • Ability to cannulate or willingness to undertake training
  • Heart Failure Course or willingness to undertake
  • Heart Failure Course or willingness to undertake Experience in Cardiology/Acute medicine
  • Community experience
  • Experience in management of heart failure patients- use of skills to support cardiac patients ie ECG monitoring

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Stonydelph Health Centre

Ellerbeck, Wilnecote


B77 4JA

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