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Nurse Specialist

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Pa pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

The Cardiac Catheter Laboratories are an integral part of an ever-expanding cardiology service in Cornwall.

We have an opportunity for a well-motivated and experienced individual to be at the forefront of this expansion by taking the responsibility of working closely with the Cardiac Catheter Laboratories team in our modern laboratories. We are looking for someone with excellent communication and negotiating skills and the ability to work independently as well as within a small team.

You will have extensive experience and clinical knowledge in this environment, as well as some managerial and leadership experience.

You will be able to show evidence of continued professional development and of a commitment to innovation and change within a dynamic service.

If you are not afraid of hard work and challenges and are absolutely committed to providing the highest level of care and feel you have what we are looking for then we will be able to offer you an exciting and new challenge in the South West.

Main duties of the job


  • To participate in invasive and non-invasive cardiac clinical procedures, providing comprehensive clinical nursing expertise, ensuring the highest possible standard of nursing care

    To assume responsibility for designated areas of work, as directed by the Head of Department, to optimise service efficiency, cost effectiveness and facilitate patient care

    To supervise, guide, train and support junior staff in the performance of their duties

    To support senior staff and promote multidisciplinary teamwork

    To participate in an out of hours on call rota for the provision of Percutaneus Coronary Intervention (PCI) and 24/7 Primary PCI service

    To provide specialist advice to support and facilitate high quality individualised patient care.

    About us

    The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) is the main provider of acute and specialist care services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We serve a population of around 500,000 people - a figure that can increase significantly with

    visitors during the busiest times of the year. We employ approximately 6,700 staff and have a budget of approximately �580 million.

    We are a teaching hospital in partnership with the University of Exeter Medical School, University of Plymouth School of Nursing and Midwifery, and Peninsula Dental School.

    The Knowledge Spa on the Royal Cornwall Hospital site is the base for medical and nursing as well as ongoing education for health professions in clinical and non-clinical roles.

    Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we are continually developing our clinical services as well as our facilities and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care that can be offered locally. Allied to this is a growing reputation for research and innovation.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side.

    To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:

    Identity Checks

    Professional registration and qualification checks

    Employment history and reference checks

    Work health assessments

    Criminal record check standards

    Right to work checks

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    Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

    We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

    Person Specification



    • Experience of working within a Cardiac Catheter Lab Environment
    • Teaching, supervision of students and staff
    • Experience of coordinating and managing patient care.
    • Decision making on matters directly affecting patient welfare.


    • Previous experience of research and audit.
    • Previous experience of change management and problem solving.
    • Previous managerial experience.
    • Experience of handling clinical incidents and complaints



    • NMC Registration
    • Evidence of ongoing dynamic continuing professional development within the speciality
    • In date Immediate Life Support Certificate
    • Locally assessed clinical skills and knowledge competencies


    • Relevant Post Registration Cardiology Qualification
    • Teaching, assessing and mentoring qualification.
    • Advanced Life Support certification
    • 12 lead ECG and rhythm recognition

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


    RCH Treliske


    TR1 3LJ

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.



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