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Heart Failure Specialist Nurse

Employer
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
20 Apr 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are offering an exciting opportunity for experienced nurse to join the Heart Failure Team. The post will involve cross site working at UHCW, Hospital of Saint Cross, Coventry Community, Home visits and working from home. Applicants will need to be able to drive and have access to a car.

We are looking for a Trained Nurse with the following requirements:
  • Experience registered nurse.
  • Experience of managing staff and clinical case load.
  • Knowledge of the management of Heart failure (HF) patients is essential.
  • The role will include reviewing and assessing HF.
  • Recommending evidence based therapies which include medications and cardiac devices.
  • Venepuncture and clinical assessment skills are desirable.
  • Patients will be reviewed in Face to face and virtual Clinics, virtual ward (UH@H), in hospital, at home and via telephone.
  • IT skills essential

If you meet the essential criteria above and feel that you have the skills, clinical experience and passion for this role apply now!

*Please be advised that provisionally interviews are scheduled for 8th May 2024*

Main duties of the job

To support patients and carers with stable and unstable heart failure. To promote quality of life, contributing to the prevention of avoidable hospital admissions and readmissions. Review patient in hospital due to heart failure, ensuring evidence base therapy is implanted. To contribute to developing robust guidelines and protocols and providing clinical advice and education ensuring seamless pathways of care for patients with heart failure. To support advanced care planning strategies for end stage heart failure patients.

About us

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (uhcw.nhs.uk)

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide and evaluate nursing care for a designated caseload of individuals with heart failure.
  • Provide clinical assessment of patients using clinical knowledge and skills as per heart failure management guidelines
  • Provide ongoing clinical support and monitoring to optimise heart failure medications in conjunction with consultant cardiologist or GP
  • Monitor clinical variations including blood biochemistry or assist the patient in monitoring clinical variations and take appropriate action to optimise treatment of the condition and prevent an avoidable admission to hospital
  • Arrange referrals for further investigations in consultation with consultant cardiologist or GP if necessary
  • To support patients in the most appropriate location i.e. ward, home, outpatient clinic, nurse led clinic and hospital at home.
  • To ensure a consistent approach to patient care, including access to and provision of appropriate patient and carer information and education programmes.

For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification

Qualifications

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Experience

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Knowledge

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Skills

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Address

UHCW NHS Trust

Clifford Bridge Road

Coventry

CV2 2DX

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