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Community Heart Failure Nurse Specialist

Employer
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Brighton
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year £41,659 - £47,672 Pro Rata
Closing date
5 May 2024

Job Details

A wonderful opportunity has arisen for a Specialist B7 nurse to join the established Heart Failure team within Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust supporting the East Locality, supporting the management of complex heart failure patients with a collaborative aim in keeping patients well at home and to avoid hospital admissions where possible.

The successful applicant will work autonomously as part of this dynamic team with patients in the community and support the Improvement of the patient's quality of life as well as their medical and nursing management through a combination of nurse led heart failure clinics and home visits, incorporating clinics with primary care teams and early follow up in line with local service specification.

For more information regarding the role and our service please do contact the Recruiting Manager Beth Morris on 01273 696011 or 07919 045369

Main duties of the job

Community Heart Failure Nurse Specialist will work autonomously as part of this dynamic team with patients in the community and support the Improvement of the patient's quality of life as well as their medical and nursing management through a combination of nurse led heart failure clinics and home visits, incorporating clinics with primary care teams and early follow up in line with local service specification.

About us

We are the main provider of NHS community services across East and West Sussex. Our 6,000 staff serve a population of 1.3 million providing essential medical, nursing, and therapeutic care to adults and children.

Our Trust vision is to provide excellent care at the heart of the community, helping people plan, manage, adapt to changes in their health, supporting avoidable hospital admissions and reducing hospital stay times.

We have opportunities for everyone across our wide variety of services including medical, clinical, support and corporate services.

Why work for us?
  • Positive 2022 NHS Staff Survey results, scoring highly in compassionate culture & leadership, and staff wellbeing support
  • Variety of working environments across the community, in patients' homes, within our community hospitals and bases across the county
  • Supportive flexible working patterns such as: part time, flexi time, annualised hours, and flexi retirement options
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Research opportunities
  • Cost-effective workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Level 3 accredited Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
  • Veteran Aware Trust, achieving accreditation from Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA)
  • Located in stunning Sussex, with easy access to the South Downs and the coast
  • Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff


Job description

Job responsibilities

The Community Heart Failure Nurse Specialist will work autonomously with patients in the community but may have clinical support from the primary and secondary care heart failure teams and Cardiologists.

Improve the patients quality of life as well as their medical and nursing management, in order to reduce unnecessary hospital admission & readmission.

Provide expertise to increase the skills & confidence of other team members and community practitioners in the care and management of heart failure patients and support the use of the NICE Clinical Guidelines for heart failure, local CCG Commissioning Framework guidelines.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • RGN first level nurse First Level degree or equivalent
  • Post graduate level degree or equivalent
  • Mentoring/supervisors Course
  • Extensive clinical experience of five years or more with 2 years at band 6 in Heart Failure
  • Advanced Physical Assessment course
  • Non-Medical Prescriber or willing to work towards


Experience

Essential

  • Case management experience
  • Evidence of recent management of heart failure patients
  • Evidence of up-to-date based knowledge and skills, particularly in in Long term Condition issues
  • Evidence of ability to maintain and monitor high standards of care
  • Evidence of professional development and knowledge
  • Community Nursing


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to work in flexible way and respond positively to change.
  • Ability to work autonomously and make own decisions
  • Ability to travel between sites, car owner/driver
  • Demonstrate a high level of understanding of self and able to identify personal limitation and shows openness to address them
  • Evidence of knowledge and experience of team dynamics/ leadership role
  • Evidence of ability to work with a multidisciplinary team
  • Evidence of knowledge and experience of working between acute and Primary Care settings
  • Evidence of working in partnership and collaboration with other professional
  • Evidence of ability to maintain good working relationships at all times
  • Evidence of ability to identify training needs of self and team to provide relevant and appropriate experience to all learners
  • Evidence of teaching patients and carers
  • Evidence of advanced communication skills, able to understand blocks to communication and ways of developing strategies to overcome these


Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Brighton General Hospital

Elm Grove

Brighton

BN2 3EW

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