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Heart Failure specialist nurse

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Smithdown Health Park
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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An Exciting opportunity to join our Integrated Heart Failure Service on a 12 month fix term contract or secondment at Liverpool University Hospital Foundation NHS Trust. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development of a cohesive management programme for patients with heart failure in line with local and national guidelines, working across acute, community and virtual ward settings. The service will operate 7 days per week and requires flexibility working within an evolving proactive, dynamic multidisciplinary Heart failure Team

The main aim of the role is to preventing unnecessary admissions to hospital and improving Heart failure management and control with optimisation of evidence based treatments.

Essential elements of the role also include assessing, planning and the implementation of holistic packages of care to patients and their carer's who have a diagnosis of Heart Failure. Working as an autonomous non-medical prescriber you will provide community and domiciliary care including the timely optimisation of evidence based treatment and therapies.

The successful candidate will need to be a NMC registered nurse who has physical health assessment skills and is a non-medical prescriber. You will need to demonstrate strong clinical reasoning and prioritisation skills and be able to work effectively, both independently and as a member of a team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide expertise and advice in the treatment of highly complex conditions, undertaking treatments as required. In addition the post holder will use their expertise to be a source of training and mentorship to those within the immediate team/area and as necessary, more widely.Ensure the delivery of the quality strategy within the designated area incorporating establishment of systems and processes. Key

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University 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 quality of 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 catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide care, advice and guidance in the treatment of others, when dealing with complex highly specialist conditions.Responsible for the delivery of identified specialist training.Work in partnership with the other services/stakeholder partnership agencies to enable patients/clients to be treated in the appropriate setting.Ensure that the team provides a high quality service to its patients/clients by providing caseload and clinical supervision.Ensure that teams work proactively in order to deliver anticipatory and maintenanceNov 2021care, providing a responsive service to patients with both planned and unplanned care needs.Develop partnerships and joint working with service users and stakeholders to improve patient/client care.Work in partnership with other organisations to support the effective and co- ordinated provision of health and social care services.Participate in the development of caseload management across the local health economy.Provide leadership and mentoring to those staff developing into a caseload management role.Challenge professional and organisational boundaries to ensure that the role is focused on meeting the needs of service users.Act as an advocate and champion for patients/clients in a variety of forums and professional groups and challenge attitudes and behaviour.Act as a role model to others ensuring that patients receive the most effective care possible.Contribute to the development of policy and services to reflect the needs of the target population.Practice autonomously and demonstrate evidence based clinical decision making.Provide clinical expertise and knowledge to others when managing complex and highly complex situations.Assess patient conditions and consider a range of options when delivering complex and highly complex care, drawing on specialist services as required.Undertake chronic disease management reviews of the housebound patient/client, where appropriate.Provide support in managing patients/clients with chronic diseases.Following holistic assessment of need, develop individualised care plans to fulfil those needs, with the involvement of patients and carers.Implement and evaluate care delivery for patients/clients with identified needs.

Person Specification



  • Master's degree or equivalent in relevant discipline.
  • Registration with relevant professional body.
  • Post registration qualification, or demonstrable equivalent experience.
  • Post registration qualification, or demonstrable equivalent experience.
  • Evidence of CPD/short courses.


  • Appropriate prescriber



  • Experience of management and clinical leadership.
  • Experience of successful multi-agency working.


  • First line management experience



  • Awareness of current national and local agenda in health and social care.
  • Understanding of multi-agency working.
  • Awareness of factors that contribute to good health and the importance of promoting these in line with organisational public health policy
  • IT literate
  • Ability to work to timelines and manage a diverse workload.



  • Evidence of influencing, motivating and negotiating with others to achieve change in relation to care.
  • Evidence of being able to communicate complex, sensitive information and advice on healthcare to patients / carers / colleagues
  • Ability to network with multidisciplinary colleagues.
  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Risk assessment skills.
  • Ability to understand and analyse complex data.
  • Self-management and motivation skills
  • Confidence to challenge poor practice and ability to address difficult issues.
  • Report writing skills.
  • Research skills.
  • Ability to travel to work across boundaries

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Community Heart Failure Team

York centre

Smithdown Health Park

L15 2HE

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