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Structural Heart Valve Disease Trainee Enhanced Practitioner

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
13 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced cardiology nurse to join the Structural Heart Valve Disease team (SHVD).

The job holder will be expected to support the SHVD team to care for patients via the percutaneous programme, that includes Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implant (TAVI), MitraClip, Tendyne and TriClip, as part of national, Trust, and division structure. They will work with divisions to develop and deliver excellent patient care that align to workforce priorities and bring added value to our staff.

While the role will have a focus on specific TAVI and Mitraclip led patient care and staff training priorities, there may be an expectation to deliver cross trust or other clinical sites training initiatives. There are also opportunities to form strong networks of clinical development that shows the benefit of investment and a sustainable future focused model of percutaneous technology. It is expected that the post holder will actively maintain patient pathway care from referral and inclusive of inpatient and outpatient care.

The job holder will be expected to work 4 days a week, ranging between 8am to 6pm.

Main duties of the job

  • Act as clinical expert providing specialist knowledge and advice to nurses and clinical teams/staff working within Division and Trust.
  • Support a SHVD wide approach on improvement, in conjunction with divisional education facilitators, to support triage of peri/post TAVI/MitraClip care to CCU/CICU and cardiac wards.
  • To develop and implement a personalised patient education content strategy for the TAVI service. This educational approach will include patients and carers knowledge and understanding of assessment, investigations and personalised information provision, all clearly documented to facilitate a a synchronised care pathway.
  • Support with multi-disciplinary team meetings for both Mitraclip and TAVI
  • Providing a high quality service through information, support, advice and specialise knowledge to patients, their family and staff.
  • Reviewing valve patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Current/ recent acute cardiology knowledge
  • Recent experience of practice development and teaching
  • Clinical, organisational and management experience


  • Recent experience of service development and implementation of change
  • Recent evidence of working on trust or divisional wide projects/initiatives
  • Project management experience
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and willingness to develop technological computer skills further

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Nurse level 1 (Adult) with current NMC registration
  • 1st Degree in Nursing
  • Qualification in Teaching, Assessing and Mentoring
  • Evidence of Masters level academic study or willingness to work towards Masters (in relevant health related subject)
  • Non-medical Prescribing or willingness to work towards


  • Relevant Post graduate qualification at level 3
  • Management qualification

Skills and Abilities


  • Highly effective communication skills-verbally and written to staff, patients and relatives including in situations of conflict or distress
  • Able to gain credibility with an influence colleague including influencing clinical changes when appropriate
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to lead and influence change
  • Able to accept responsibility for ward/area of working under own initiative within the boundaries of the role
  • Demonstrates ability to take responsibility and accountability
  • Flexibility, adaptability to meet needs of a changing service
  • Demonstrates ability to implement improvements to the quality and efficiency of care for patients in ward/area
  • Ability to act as facilitator, mentor, and supervisor to colleagues
  • Evidence of good teamwork skills
  • Ability to prioritise ensuring effective and efficient workload completion
  • Familiar with current local and national nursing issues

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Heart Institute

Marlborough Street



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