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Staff Nurse Band 5 - Cardiac Day Case Unit / Cardiac Catheter Lab

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum , pro rata
Closing date
1 Mar 2024
An exciting opportunity for a Band 5 Registered Nurse to join our highly skilled and motivated workforce in the Cardiac Day Care Unit & Cardiac Catheter Lab based at Aintree Site . We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated Band 5 nurses to complement our friendly multidisciplinary team.

We perform a range of specialist cardiac interventions, including Angiograms as well as Permanent pacemakers. We have one lab with arecovery area a Ambulatory Heart Failure Service.

The successful candidate would rotate between the Cardiac Catheter labs, recovery area and the Ambulatory Heart Failure service as well asassisting in a number of different procedures. You would receive full training plan and be given a mentor during the training process

Please call 0151 529 8231 to discuss further or to arrange a walk around visit.

Main duties of the job

To participate in the effective running of the department

To provide nursing care in all areas - Cath lab, Day ward, Ambulatory Heart Failure.

To act as a scrub or circulating nurse during procedures

To act as and assistant during procedures carried out in the Cath lab

To participate in the daily running and management of the Cardiac Day Case Unit

To insert peripheral cannulae and take blood samples where required

To assist consultant operator in cath lab during insertion of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) as required

o To ensure that all emergency and routine equipment is maintained in good working order. o To provide assistance to the surgical and anaestheticteams as required. o To carry out safety checks of swabs, instruments and needles in conjunction with a second person in accordance withTrust/Local policy. o To undertake the following procedures as required, when training has been given. o Administration of intravenous drugs. o TRband deployment & removal . o Femstop deployment. o Removal of arterial and venous sheaths. o To maintain the highest standard of asepsis both in the preparation for, and the duration of the procedures. o To maintain accurate records of each procedure by maintaining the Cath lab databaseprocedure log. o Thoroughly check the details of a patient on arrival and again prior to any procedure starting in accordance with the WHOchecklist ( LocSSIPs/NatSSIP)

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, AintreeUniversity Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the qualityof care and health outcomes that patients experience.The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchmentarea of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.To hear more about our achievements click here

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Key responsibilities will include the Planning, development, implementation and evaluation of care.

The Post holder will always work within the NMCs Code of Professional Conduct. Cardiology experience including BLS /ILS trained is required. To provide a full and comprehensive hand over to the ward staff after a procedure. To check, label and despatch laboratory specimens asrequired in line with Trust policy To be aware and to use all resources effectively To be aware of the legal requirements regarding Consent Complaints To have a good understanding of Fire precautions and emergency procedures Cardiac arrest procedure Infection control policy Storage and administration of drugs and blood Radiation protection Policy Safe sharps disposal. To provide a full support, explanation and education to a patient during their stay in the department.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.This post is subject to enhanced DBS disclosure.For further information go to

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse, current NMC registration
  • Diploma in Nursing


  • Mentorship/teaching qualification
  • Post registration qualification in relevant specialty



  • Post registration experience and successful completion of band 5 foundation gateway competencies Recent acute hospital experience
  • Experience within relevant clinical setting
  • Evidence of maintaining a clinical learning environment
  • Evidence of working with students



  • Knowledge of current nursing issues and clinical governance
  • Demonstrates awareness of own limitations



  • Ability to organise workload and delegate tasks appropriately
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to support less experienced staff
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Good written and verbal communication skills


  • Basic IT skills, including e-mail and word processing



  • Supportive of colleagues
  • Ability to work in changing environments
  • Committed to high standards of patient care
  • Exemplary personal standards of conduct and behaviour
  • Maintain both personal and professional development
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Liverpool University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Aintree Site


L9 7AL

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