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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse Cardiac Catheterisation Lab

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and forward thinking team. Cardiac Catheter Suite at Worcester includes 2 laboratories providing 24/7 PPCI for the populations of Worcestershire and Herefordshire. In addition, we also undertake electrophysiology studies and implantation of complex devices.

We are looking for an experienced nurse who has worked and gained the relevant experience as a band 5/6 within catheter lab or cardiology.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills and leadership qualities, you will have drive, vision and initiative to motivate others and develop this service. Excellent decision making skills and evidence of continuous professional development are essential and you must also have experience of working in both cardiology and a multi-professional environment.

The successful applicant will gain skills in this speciality and undertaking in-house training to support them in this role.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible, with the support of the manager, for the day to day, smooth running of the PPCI 24/7 within the Cardiac Catheter Suite.
  • This service will run on a shift rota basis, on-call 24/7.
  • To provide effective leadership and to act as a good role model, working with all members of the multi-disciplinary team and co-ordinate all aspects of care in the best interests of the patient and family.
  • To ensure the maintenance of a high quality patient focussed care at all times through the effective leadership, management of staff and resources.
  • This will include leading a team of nurses to deliver a high standard of care in the areas of pre assessment, pre peri and post procedure care and follow up of angiography, elective/primary/rescue angioplasty and pacemakers and cardioversion patients.
  • To act as team leader for clinical staff.
  • To be responsible for clinical and non-clinical management of a ward area in the absence of the Senior Sister / Charge Nurse.

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is over 7,000 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain effective communication and foster good working relationships with all multidisciplinary teams, both internal and external.
  • dealing with performance issues, holding staff meetings. Able to support and talk to distressed patients, visitors, and staff members.
  • Bring to the attention of the Senior Sister/Charge any factors which may adversely affect patient care or service provision.
  • Report all serious incidents to the appropriate Manager / Director within 24 hours these include Never Events, serious falls, and grade 3 or 4 pressure ulcers.
  • Ensure accurate, comprehensive contemporaneous and clear documentation of patients care.
  • Ensure that own and others written reports are in accordance with Trust policy and NMC guidelines
  • Be familiar with the policy for safe administration of prescribed therapies, including Medicines Management, Intravenous Therapy, Patient Group Directives, clinical guidelines for example Diabetes, Warfarin

Person Specification



  • First Level Registration.
  • Evidence of professional Development.
  • Evidence of management experience/training.
  • Immediate Life Support


  • Appropriate Teaching Certificate.
  • Degree or working towards.
  • Post registration cardiology / CCU or critical care course / intervention course.



  • Catheter Lab experience.
  • Cardiology clinical experience.
  • Ability to manage own workload and delegate appropriately.

Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust


Charles Hastings Way




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