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Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist Heart Failure/Cardiac Rehabilitation

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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In partnership with the Birmingham Community Health Care Trust and the advanced heart failure programme at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital have created a new exciting Band 7 CNS HF/CR Nurse Specialist role. The purpose of this role is to support the implementation and evaluation of a seamless specialist cardiac rehabilitation service, focused on clients with heart failure and/or respiratory disease. Central to the success of this innovative role will be providing on-going support of heart failure patients recruited to the programme that promotes their engagement in the exercise and education classes. In addition, the role will be promoting re-engagement where indicated, medication compliance and escalation to appropriate health care professionals where symptom review or deterioration is suspected so that acute presentation to hospital can be avoided.

Working with members of both organisations, the post holder will, be hosted and managed by UHB/QEB. Through direct involvement, support and contribute to the content and delivery of the going education, exercise, in this innovative community cardiac rehabilitation programme, organised and managed by Birmingham Community Health Care Trust (BCHC). Supervision will also be provided by BCHC when working in their facilities.

Essential to the role is excellent written and communication skills and the ability to work both autonomously and within the broader heart failure/co morbidity MDTs.

Main duties of the job

* To act as an expert practitioner working autonomously, managing a caseload of patients within a speciality whilst working as part of a multidisciplinary team (defined or virtual), delivering individualised and personalised direct patient care.

* Provide a specialist nursing service and advice in a variety of clinical settings and disciplines for staff, patients, their families and carers, effectively liaising with multidisciplinary colleagues. Triage case load according to agreed protocols and working practices.

* Participate in nurse led and multidisciplinary clinics, ward rounds, patient reviews and multidisciplinary team meetings, where the post holder will co-ordinate treatment independently or in conjunction with a wider multidisciplinary team. Undertake and provide treatment / advice as per speciality and scope of practice. These may be face to face, virtual or telephone, and incorporate the use of agreed protocols clinical and professional guidelines. This service may be provided within an acute secondary health care facility or in primary care or home care settings in accordance with local service level agreements.

For a full list of main duties please refer to the job description.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a specific detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Registered Adult / Child Nurse on the NMC Register (Field dependent upon role )
  • * Evidence of post registration CPD / Post registration qualification in ( appropriate area of speciality or professional knowledge supplemented by specialist experience and short courses to degree / masters level equivalent FHEQ Level 6 /7
  • * Recognised mentorship course



  • * Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC
  • * Significant years post registration experience as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at B6 or above in defined or associated speciality
  • * Extensive experience of working autonomously at a specialist level
  • * Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of ongoing professional development/ competence
  • * Demonstrate expert knowledge underpinned by theory and CPD relevant to speciality
  • * Experience and enthusiasm for developing educational programmes and teaching / assessing and supervising others in a clinical setting
  • * Working in a multi-disciplinary and cross agency work environment
  • * Experience of patient service user advocacy role
  • * Can demonstrate expert nursing knowledge with an ability to assess, plan , implement and evaluate specialist care delivered to patients and give advice and information to patients / relatives/ care staff
  • * Awareness of current relevant NHS policy context relating to the speciality
  • * Has understanding / experience of the principles of Safeguarding
  • * Knowledge of corporate and clinical governance

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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