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Community Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

Job Details

The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there's never been a better time to join us.

We believe in treating the whole person, not just the condition. We're looking for a Community Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse to join our Folkestone based team.

This established, award-winning Cardiac Rehabilitation Service is a multi-disciplinary team, comprising nurses, physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, counsellors, cardiac rehab assistants, practitioners' administrators and volunteers.

Services are provided in a variety of locations, including in a patient's home, outpatient clinics in Health Centres and GP practices and community venues such as Leisure Centres and village halls, within the Ashford, Canterbury, South Kent Coast and Thanet localities.

We offer physical, social and psychological rehabilitation through a wide range of options, tailored to meet individual patient needs and preferences.

For the right applicant we are happy to offer this as a Band 5 developmental post. We will work with you, offering structured support and development to give you the skills and training required to move you up to a Band6 post in an allocated time frame.

Main duties of the job

Your duties will be:

oTo undertake the assessment, delivery and evaluation of care required for patients with complex, long term, high risk cardiac conditions. Provide the necessary health education and advice in order to achieve a reduction in the risk of further cardiac events for people with heart disease, resulting in fewer hospital admissions and improved quality of life

oTo manage a defined caseload of patients with chronic cardiac conditions who have been identified as having ongoing needs and would benefit from focused case management

oTo optimise secondary prevention medication as per service competencies.

oUndertake continuous professional development to enable the provision of pioneering specialist cardiac rehabilitation services to meet the needs of the local population in line with multiple national and local targets

oTo assist in strategic work with tertiary, secondary and primary care services, the cardiac network and local authorities to link and plan cardiac rehabilitation services for the future

oTo act as a source of knowledge on Coronary Heart disease to primary, community and secondary care

For more information about the role and our team please get in touch for an informal chat.

Additional Working Pattern: flexible

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 23rd April.

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Person Specification



  • Relevant professional qualification


  • Relevant cardiac course /clinical assessment



  • 2 years cardiology experience


  • Community experience



  • Knowledge of Coronary Heart Disease and secondary prevention including medication optimisation



  • Knowledge of national and local targets related to cardiac services


  • Awareness of Quality standards



  • Ability to make clinical decisions and take appropriate action


  • Physical examination assessment skills

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


west cliff house


CT20 1SZ

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