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Registered Nurse - Cardiology, Band 5

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Pa pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are delighted that you have shown an interest in this position. The Cardiac Ward from Cheltenham General have just joined us here at Gloucester site along with the Cath Labs and Hartpury Suite so we are now all together on one site. With this in mind we are looking for some highly motivated individuals to join the existing team of nurses. We are able to accommodate full time and part time nurses, and reasonable requests for flexible working.

We now have two cardiology ward areas, level one and level two. these encompasses a 10 bedded coronary care unit and 29 step down beds which will increase in the near future.

Do you have a passion for delivering excellent care? Are you career minded with motivation, drive and enthusiasm? Do you enjoy playing a key role within the multidisciplinary team in acute care? Can you make everyone feel welcomed, respected, cared for and reassured that they are always in safe hands because you are communicating clearly and offering excellent person centred care? If your answer is yes then you are just what we are looking for on our Cardiology team.

Main duties of the job

A Registered Nurse who will deliver compassionate, professional, skilled and effective person centred, evidence based nursing care. The candidate will work within a multidisciplinary team, developing collaborative, needs based care plans through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation . We have our own dedicated Clinical Nurse Educators.We offer a friendly working environment with a compassionate team who will support your individual learning needs to develop you as an effective staff nurse, which includes:-

*We offer an in house induction package specific to cardiology.

* ECG work shops for starters and advanced

* Coronary Care Course

* Acute Care Course

* Opportunity to participate/Observe cardiac procedures/interventions and a chance to rotate through different areas to learn new skills including the Cath Lab.

*There will be an opportunity to rotate through all areas including the Cath Labs to extend your cardiac knowledge. This will allow nurses to become more innovative and exposed to many new skills.

About us

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

Job description

Job responsibilities

KEY RESULT AREAS Demonstrate ability to assess patient condition and implement appropriate care, within the multidisciplinary team.

Ability to disseminate contentious and delicate information appropriately.

To deliver safe care within a challenging and changing clinical environment, using equipment and resources safely and as appropriate.

To administer medication and treatment within Procedure for the Ordering, Prescribing and Administration of Medication Guidelines.

To deliver and receive information which may cause emotional distress to all parties.

Participate in mentorship and educational programmes for students and other members of the team.

To adhere to all Trust policies and procedures and professional code of conduct.

Regularly responsible for the supervision and mentorship for unqualified, qualified staff and students.

To input and retrieve patient and staff information from computer based systems.

Maintain accurate and contemporaneous electronic patient records.



General Public.

Community Support Services.

Education Organisations.

Other wards, Diagnostic services and departments within Trust

Site management team/IDT/Therapists

Cardiac nurses

Hartpury suite/Angiography suite

Tertiary Centres JRI, Bristol BHI

Ambulance control


Ability to work under pressure and effective time management.

Dealing with difficult situations/people.

PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORKING CONDITIONS Will be required to work within recognised Manual Handling guidelines.

May be expected to frequently manoeuvre patients/objects over 15kg using appropriate aids for short periods of time.

Will have frequent exposure to unpleasant working conditions and will be required to follow Policies and Procedures pertaining to bodily fluids, infection control and COSHH/Sypol regulations.

May be required to work in confined spaces.

Ability to work where the work pattern may be unpredictable, but there is also a requirement for concentration e.g. drug rounds.

Exposure to radiation when assisting with specific cardiac procedures pacing room

Additional Contact:

Julie Bodkin

Senior Sister


Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with the Nursing and midwifery Council.


  • Minimum 6 months experience post registration



  • Experience (through placement or employment of working in an acute environment)
  • Experience of working with patients with a cardiac condition

Knowledge / Skills


  • Knowledge of cardiac interventions/procedures
  • Venepuncture/cannulation skills

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Gloucestershire Royal Hospital



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