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Nurse Specialist (XR06)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has become available within the Adult Congenital Cardiac Specialist Nurse team.

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic, and dynamic individual who will be responsible for a managed caseload working closely within the adult congenital team and who can ensure the consistent delivery of high-quality patient centred care.

A good understanding of current issues in healthcare both locally and nationally, involvement in improving patient safety, risk and waste reduction and the development of others and general support for peers, junior and senior colleagues is expected.

Candidates should have current NMC registration and experience within cardiology. Potential candidates are advised to read the job specification prior to submitting an application.

Main duties of the job

The job holder will be responsible for supporting patients with congenital cardiac conditions and their family within various settings including Outpatients (Surgical & Cardiology), cardiology wards, and regional outreach clinics across the Yorkshire and the Humber region. The successful candidate will be expected to work with the multi-disciplinary team and will contribute to data collection and audit.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, able to work autonomously and have excellent communication and organisational skills. They must work with The Leeds Way and Trust values at the centre of their care, for both patients and colleagues. They must be able to demonstrate current and on-going personal development and evidence of their contribution to change management/service development within their current post.

About us

Come and join our team in Leeds and become part of The Leeds Way sharing our vision and values. Our Trust is recognised for our staff engagement, great care and rated GOOD by the Care Quality Commission.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute health providers in the UK and based in one of the fastest growing and vibrant cities in the north.

At Cardio-Respiratory CSU, we aim to be a fair and supportive CSU with positive, caring teams who are champions of the Leeds Way values. Our values are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as a strength, as well as a responsibility. They have been developed by our staff and set out what they see as important to how we work. Our five values are:






Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Jobholder is responsible for a managed caseload working closely within the paediatric congenital nurse team. The jobholder carries responsibility for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation, and evaluation of programmes of care. The jobholder will provide specialist nursing care and advice to this specific patient group and will contribute to the development of the speciality service. The jobholder will ensure cost effective use of resources.

The post holder would be preferably from the background of cardiology and will support the Congenital Cardiology team in the Outpatients clinics, Wards & via a telephone advice line providing direct patient care & advice for those children with congenital heart disease and their families. They will support the education of the MDT team specifically about congenital heart disease. They will contribute to data collection and audit.

The post holder will work within a team of adult congenital cardiac specialist nurses who support the Congenital Cardiac Services.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Willing to undergo training as necessary


  • Post registration qualification in specialty



  • Significant experience within Cardiology
  • Audit & Standard Setting


  • Service development and/or change management

Skills & behaviours


  • Capable of lateral thinking
  • Current issues in healthcare

Other criteria


  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own and others workload
  • IT skills
  • Able to fulfil Occupational Health requirement for the post

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


Leeds General Infirmary

Great George Street



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