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Senior Heart Failure Matron

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year PA pro rata
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Wirral Community Heart Failure Team. We are looking for a highly experienced and dynamic Senior Heart Failure Matron to lead the team into the next chapter of is transformational journey.

Following a successful transformation project and investment the Heart Failure Team has grown, working closely with the CVD Rehab team, Community Cardiology and Cardiac Diagnostics, delivering high quality, safe and responsive care to this complex cohort of patients.

The service is committed to working with system partners to improve the lives of people with Heart Failure on the Wirral.

Main duties of the job

The Senior Heart Failure Matron will continually influence the development of the whole service to ensure it is patient-centred, safe and efficient and in-line with the appropriate standards.

Provide leadership in the field of cardiology and draw on advanced knowledge and exercise professional skills to develop and deliver high quality service to people with heart failure.

The Senior Community Heart Failure Matron has strong values and is driven to consistently deliver within the role to ensure that nursing, quality patient safety and transformation are delivered to the highest possible standard within the Community Heart Failure Service.

The post holder will also have an advanced clinical role with responsibility for planning, managing and co-ordinating the care of people with highly complex heart failure needs and associated long-term conditions He /she will use case management techniques to reduce unplanned hospital admissions caused by poor chronic disease management and frailty. Facilitate early discharge to reduce lengths of stay in secondary care.

Provide expert professional advice and education to patients, carers and colleagues.

Support the Senior Management Team in achieving the Trust's objectives, including clinical governance, controls assurance, risk management, performance monitoring and capability planning.

The post-holder will have line management responsibility for the Band 6 & Band 7 practitioners in the community heart failure team.

About us

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by CQC (Dec 2023) with some outstanding areas.

As an aspiring outstanding Trust we have numerous policies and procedures in place which provide standard organisational ways of working, in line with organisational objectives, relevant legislation and requirements. Policies allow for continuity and consistency within the Trust. Employees must abide by and adhere to all Wirral Community NHS Trust's policies, at all times.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This is a senior post within the Community Cardiology Service.

Providing a high level of clinical leadership and expertise.

Please see Job Description for specific details expected of the post holder.

Person Specification

Quailfications and Professional Training


  • Registered Nurse
  • Master Level clinical examination and clinical diagnostics
  • Independent Nurse Prescriber (V300)
  • Minimum 5 years post registration experience at Band 6 and 7
  • Professional Development & Clinical expertise
  • Leadership qualification at Masters level or equivalent experience
  • Post graduate qualification in Long term condition management
  • Specialist heart failure course

Experince and Knowledge


  • Demonstrable post-registration experience at senior grade
  • Line management experience
  • Advanced skills and competencies in prescribing and medicines management, leadership and case management, critical thinking, history taking, clinical examination and diagnostic skills
  • Evidence of experience working collaboratively with other disciplines/agencies
  • Sound understanding of the expectations of the Community Heart Failure Nurse role, particularly in terms of service outcomes
  • Experience of a mentoring/teaching role
  • Have evidence of leadership of some aspects of a service development
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to plan proactively, manage and evaluate their own learning, to negotiable learning opportunities, establish learning contracts
  • Able to balance service and educational demands good time management
  • Understanding the principles of governance, particularly in relation to their service area
  • Good computer literacy, including skills for using internal based communications and literature
  • Must have constructive, enquiring, flexible approach to others and to their work
  • Must have the self-confidence to challenge traditional practice, and the persistence to address difficult enduring issues
  • Knowledge of National agendas and the effect on practice e.g. NSF's including Chronic Disease Management, and the Public Health Agenda
  • Risk management and root cause analysis
  • Knowledge of leadership strategies and group dynamics
  • Knowledge of local health needs strategies


  • Experience of managing a delegated budget
  • An understanding of systems in health and social care that are wider than their immediate role

Skills and Attributes


  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Evidence of clinical practice development
  • Able to actively participate at strategic level to highlight clinical needs/gaps and aid in the implementation of service development
  • Able to participate in the development of care standards and service development
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Able to sustain and develop relationships across professional boundaries
  • Demonstrates negotiation skills through working in partnership with others
  • Reflective practitioner teamwork
  • Advanced Clinician
  • Ability to Work Independently
  • Leadership skills and awareness
  • Problem-solving, prioritising and delegating appropriately
  • Time Management
  • Effective Written and Oral Communication
  • Negotiating Skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Ability to Inspire Confidence
  • Advanced person-centred assessment for the health and well-being of patients with complex needs
  • Planning, delivering, and evaluating care to address people's changing health needs
  • Discharge/transfer planning for patients between services
  • Reflective practitioner

Personal Qualities


  • Full driving licence holder and insurance for business use and able to travel independently throughout the Wirral
  • Dexterity for undertaking clinical skills and people moving
  • Passion and drive to deliver person centred care

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


St Catherine's Health Centre

Derby Road


CH42 0LQ

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