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Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Cardiac Surgery (inpatients services)

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year p.a inc HCA
Closing date
1 May 2024
The role is to ensure seamless and effective care of the patient by working between the medical and ward nursing teams, troubleshooting problems and escalating to the senior surgical team when required.

You will be expected to act within an highly specialized role model and leader for all members of staff, and play a major role in the continuous development of the services within the Trust and as a potential member of a range of Trust quality/process improvement project groups.

The role will include ward cover and management of urgent referrals for cardiac surgery (pre and post-operatively).

Closing: 1st May 2024 at Midnight

Interview: 7th May 2024

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting career opportunity for a highly motivated, pro-active and suitably experienced nurse to join the team of Cardiac Surgery Nurse Practitioners' at St Thomas's Hospital.

The post holder will be working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team. You will be instrumental in the daily management of patients and defining the scope and practice of the role, while acting as an expert clinical resource, facilitating the pathway of the pre and post cardiac surgery patients. You will be an integral part of the team, assessing patients and formulating a plan of care on the ward round, from admission to discharge including clerking urgent inpatients, prescribing medication, referring to allied health professionals and writing electronic discharge letters. Additionally you will be required to maintain and develop further your theoretical knowledge and physical examination skills.

Applicants are invited to apply with the relevant clinical experience in looking after patients undergoing cardiac surgery and their aftercare. Management and leadership skills, the ability to be self-directed, work autonomously and within a team is essential for this role.

Applicants with relevant experience, without advanced assessment skills and non-medical prescribing, who demonstrate an interest in completing these courses will be considered for a training post on a Training contract.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' is among the UK's busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. We provide a full range of hospital and community services for people in south London and as well as specialist care for patients from further afield including cancer, renal, orthopaedic, respiratory and cardiovascular services.

In February 2021 the Royal Brompton and Harefield joined Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, bringing together world-leading expertise in the care and research of heart and lung disease. Our merger provides a once in a generation opportunity to build a lasting, world-renowned heart and lung centre, providing the highest quality care for patients and conducting world-leading research.

We have a reputation for clinical excellence and high quality teaching and research. We are part of King's Health Partners, one of eight accredited UK academic health sciences centres. In partnership with King's College London we have dedicated clinical research facilities and a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre.

Patients are at the heart of everything we do and we pride ourselves on ensuring the best possible patient experience as well as safe, high quality care. We are proud to have one of the lowest mortality rates in the NHS. Following a comprehensive Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection in 2019 we maintained our overall rating of 'good'. Our adult community services achieved a rating of 'outstanding'.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) rolewithin any department, but more specifically cardiac surgery, utilizes a highly skilled workforce providing a constant and consistent presence on the ward, enhancing both patient and staff (professional) satisfaction and reducing length of stay for our inpatients.

This group of professionals are able to deliver evidence based expert nursing care, with a high degree of professional autonomy, demonstrating the ability to make sound decisions based on theoretical knowledge and experience, while assessing individuals holistically using a wide range of different assessment methods culminating in valid, reliable and comprehensive patient centred plans.

ACPs are also a resource of education, professional and clinical leadership. Teaching ward based junior staff, in a formal and informal manner, supporting and assessing colleagues to develop themselves within their scope of practice, therefore provide better care to our patients and guarantee their

Also, ACPs are strongly engaged in Audit and evaluate service outcomes, identifying any gaps in the service and how these can be filled.

Person Specification

Values and behaviours


  • Values and behaviours



  • Extensive experience of working autonomously at an advanced level within the specialist area.
  • Proven evidence of management / leadership skills and autonomous practice


  • Leadership experience



  • Aptitude to undertake further advanced clinical practise training
  • Time management and organisation skills
  • Advanced clinical, managerial and leadership skills in specialty

education / qualifications


  • RN1 Registered Nurse, registered on the NMC register
  • Non-medical prescribing
  • Post registration qualification within surgical speciality Cardiac Surgery.

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


St Thomas' Hospital

Westminster Bridge Road



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