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Active Programmes Nurse (Pulmonary & Cardiac Rehabilitation)

Employer
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sheffield
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Active Programmes team for a Band 6 Specialist Active Programmes Nurse delivering rehabilitation to both pulmonary & cardiac patients. The team is based in the community and the vacancy would be expected to work city wide. The team also has a Mental Health team who support patients manage their respiratory and cardiac health.

The variety of conditions seen makes this post ideal for developing your knowledge and skills in this key area of nursing which is increasingly in focus due to the current COVID 19 pandemic and rehabilitation needs for this group of patients.

Main duties of the job

To assess, diagnose, plan and develop specialised rehabilitation programmes for patients referred to the Active Programmes team.

To supervise/train inexperienced nurses/assistants/students working within the service.

There is a well developed multi disciplinary team of nurses, physiotherapists and specialist Therapy assistants all of whom cover both the Pulmonary and Cardiac rehabilitation. There is a Clinical Nurse Team Leader, to support you in developing your knowledge and skills in this clinical area and you will work closely with Specialist Physiotherapists within these areas and so should be used to working in a multidisciplinary environment.

The successful applicant will be a registered general nurse, have evidence of post graduate training in pulmonary and/or cardiac conditions, have excellent communication skills, time management skills and have the ability to work on their own initiative. Evidence of community working experience pre or post registration is desirable.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered General Nurse
  • Evidence of post basic education at Diploma/Degree level
  • Demonstrate commitment to continuous Professional Development
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate development in respiratory & /or cardiac care
  • Trained in Basic Life Support


Desirable

  • Degree in health related subject
  • ENB qualification or equivalent
  • Immediate Life Support trained


Experience

Essential

  • Post-registration experience and experience in managing respiratory, cardiology /cardiac conditions
  • Experience of supervising / managing / developing Pre- registration nurses
  • Experience of Audit


Desirable

  • Experience in delivering cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Experience of working in community setting (pre or post registration)
  • Involvement in research
  • Experience or involvement in service development


Further Training

Essential

  • Knowledge of the principles of Clinical Governance and its application


Special Skills/Aptitudes

Essential

  • Knowledge of National Guidelines for cardiac and pulmonary rehab
  • Specialist understanding of cardiac / respiratory conditions, pathways and interventional procedures
  • Commitment to professional Development
  • Analytical Clinical assessment, treatment and diagnostic skills relevant to this clinical area.
  • Ability to work flexibly and be responsive to the changing needs of the service.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to pass on skills/ knowledge to others within both formal and informal environments.
  • To have highly developed verbal and non-verbal communication skills of motivation, explanation and reassurance to agree and gain co-operation of patients and carers in their treatment programmes
  • Organisational skills to manage yourself and other supervised staff to contribute to service delivery.
  • Computer Literate with excellent written and oral presentation skills.
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • Ability to work as part of a team understanding team dynamics.
  • Ability to organise and respond effectively under pressure.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships within the team and key external teams on the patient pathway.
  • To have developed coping strategies to deal with the emotional nature of the work.
  • Excellent time management skills with ability to manage a demanding workload and priorities effectively
  • Ability to work on own initiative


Other Factors

Essential

  • Due to the requirement to undertake home visits, the post holder is required to be a car driver with a valid driving licence.
  • Motivation, enthusiasm, confidence in and commitment to nursing practice.
  • Willingness to work flexibly including working outside of traditional normal working hours in accordance with service need.


Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Manor Clinic

Sheffield

S12 2ST

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

190-7560-DIR

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