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Band 6 Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinical Nurse Specialist

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
9 Mar 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 9 month secondment for a Band 6 Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinical Nurse Specialist within the Cardiac Rehabilitation Team based at our Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEHB) site. This will be working 22.5 hours per week within the hospital and community setting.

We are looking for a passionate, dynamic and flexible individual who is able to adapt to changing demands and workload.

The successful candidate will join our multidisciplinary team, working in collaboration to motivate and inspire our patients and their carers to engage in improving their health and recovery following a cardiac event.

Based on the British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR) Standards, we provide high quality care focused on improving patient's health and quality of life through health education, advice on cardiovascular risk reduction, physical activity and stress management.

The successful candidate should have a considerable wealth of cardiology knowledge, clinical experience and leadership skills. Excellent communication skills and a commitment to motivate an effective team are essential.

You will be innovative, self-motivated, and possess good organisational skills. You will be able to work both autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure a safe and effective pathway for cardiac patients.

Informal visits are welcomed and encouraged.

Main duties of the job

As a Band 6 Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinical Nurse Specialist you will provide a high standard of evidence-based care to patients and their families/carers following their cardiac event.

You will be required to use analytical and investigative skills to undertake a comprehensive, specialist assessment of the patient, referring patients to other members of the MDT where appropriate such as dieticians and psychology.

Assess, plan, deliver and evaluate patient centred care. This will include symptom management, risk factor management, medication optimisation and education to support patients lead healthier lives and promote self-management skills.

You will contribute to monitoring and improving standards of care through supervision of practice, clinical audit, developing and leading practice, contributing to research and teaching.

You will be required to support patients within the hospital setting and at our community venues.

For further information please contact Denise Moffitt Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse Specialist Team Lead, Kate Gee or Catherine Payton Senior Physiotherapist on 0121 371 4711.

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 detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Registered Nurse with valid NMC registration
  • * Evidence of post registration CPD / post registration qualification in appropriate area of speciality or professional knowledge supplemented by specialist experience and short courses to FHEQ Level 6
  • * Basic Life Support and AED trained.


  • * Intermediate Life Support Certified or willing to work towards.



  • * Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC
  • * Significant post registration experience, with evidence of passion/ enthusiasm and knowledge for the associated area of specialist practice
  • * Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of on-going professional development/ competence
  • * Demonstrate specialist knowledge underpinned by theory and CPD relevant to speciality
  • * Experience and enthusiasm for teaching/assessing and supervising others in a clinical setting
  • * Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and cross agency work environment
  • * Demonstrate understanding / experience / willingness to be a practice-based supervisor / assessor as detailed in the NMC


  • Experience in service development

Additional Criteria


  • * Ability to explain the requirement to balance clinical caseload and developing skills, knowledge and competence
  • * Willingness to achieve competence in a range of clinical skills and expanded practices
  • * Knowledge of corporate and clinical governance
  • * Ability to adapt behaviour to changing circumstances
  • * Ability to work a varied shift pattern where required and ability to work across UHB sites or off site in NHS premises where required
  • * Car Driver

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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