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Cardiology Specialist Nurse - Arrhythmia

Employer
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Ashford
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Dependent on experience and Qualifications
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced nurse who is currently working within Arrhythmia or for a nurse already working within Cardiology to take on this new role.

The post holder will act as a specialist nurse to patients with Arrhythmias and will provide day-to-day clinical expertise to ensure delivery of a high standard of care. The post holder is an autonomous specialist practitioner responsible for providing professional management of patients as part of the Cardiology team.

This post will play a key role in implementing, developing and improving the cardiology virtual ward and the Cardioversion service.

The primary function is to work in conjunction with the medical, AHP and nursing teams to provide excellence in patient care within this specialty field whilst maintaining effective and efficient use of resources. The post holder is expected to promote excellent standards of care for patients by contributing to the future developments of the cardiology service. In the longer term it may involve evening and weekend working.

This post can start as a Band 6 whilst the successful person obtains the training courses required.

Main duties of the job

Your role will be key to the management of patients with cardiac arrhythmias and will allow you to gain expert knowledge of these conditions. To assess, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care, providing specialist advice and actively seeking evidence based practice that will improve the quality of care and meet the needs of a group of patients. A holistic approach to caring should be planned that will include the appropriate level of physiological pathological spiritual, socio-economical and cultural aspects which influence the care of clients within your specific specialty. Team work is essential in this role and you will participate fully as a team member sharing knowledge, supporting colleagues to promote a cohesive team to achieve the service objectives.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people. Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'. We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Please note that if you require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK you must declare this on your application form, even if you currently have a certificate of sponsorship or a work permit for another role and are already working in the country. Please note we are only able to sponsor candidates on a Skilled Worker Visa applying for roles Band 5 and above.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in Documents to download.

If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Level 6 or equivalent in cardiac care- 124 or equivalent


Desirable

  • Recognised prescribing qualification or willingness to undertake


Experience

Essential

  • Proven experience of managing patients with arrhythmia including patients with implanted devices. Working autonomously and within MDT. Management /supervision of other staff or students


Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

William Harvey Hospital

Ashford

TN24 0LZ

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