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Community Heart Failure Nurse Specialist

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 Per annum, inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
22 May 2024

Job Details

The Barnet Heart Function Improvement Service has a Heart Failure nurse vacancy within the well-established team of Heart Failure nurse specialists. The Barnet Service currently provides a bespoke combination of domiciliary care and community outpatient clinics to heart failure patients within the London Borough of Barnet. The team is well supported by a lead cardiology consultant alongside other cardiology team members, an operational service lead, specialist nurses and physiotherapist, clinical psychologist, and service administrator. The Barnet Heart Function service coexists alongside a well-established Community Respiratory COPD service. The post will be delivered predominantly in the Barnet community with scope to evolve at pace with Community Heart Failure provision initiatives within North Central London. Given this role will be delivered within the community setting and requires travel between different locations a car owner driver is required.

Main duties of the job

To as a Senior Heart Failure Specialist Nurse whilst individually managing and undertaking own caseload, work alongside the other members of the heart failure team within both Primary and Secondary care to deliver evidence-based care to patients with Heart Failure.

To assess and treat patients within the specialty who have highly complex physical, psychological, and social needs and work as an autonomous practitioner in delivering heart failure care.

The Heart Failure Specialist nurse will also co-ordinate an education programme for appropriate community health professionals and act as a resource for advice.

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here:

Job description

Job responsibilities

To use specialist Heart Failure knowledge and skills to safely identify, maintain and manage a caseload of heart failure patients, providing them with appropriate treatment, support, and advice.

Monitor Heart Failure patients immediately following discharge in order to prevent readmission.

To contribute to the development of care pathways for people with Heart Failure as part of the Barnet Heart Failure working group, ensuring appropriate NICE guidelines are implemented.

To undertake comprehensive assessments of complex Heart Failure patients with co- morbidities, including physical examination, and to develop treatment plans for patients using investigative and analytical skills, and to formulate individualised management and treatment plans using clinical reasoning.

Please refer to Job description and personal Specification for outline of skills, knowledge and experience required.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Current registration with NMC.
  • Possess a degree or equivalent experience
  • Post basic qualification in cardiology care or equivalent clinical nursing experience.


  • oQualification in Independent nurse prescribing or willing to undertake training.
  • oHold or working towards relevant qualification in physical assessment
  • oRelated Post graduate qualification



  • Experience of working with heart failure patients
  • Demonstrates ability to managing change
  • Experience of working within a community setting
  • Demonstrates ability to develop new initiatives.


  • Relevant specialist community, palliative care or acute cardiology skill sets

Skills & Knowledge


  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to motivate self and others.
  • Ability to make decisions and prioritise actions.
  • Ability to be proactive and resourceful.
  • A working knowledge of clinical governance and evidence based practice.
  • Ability to develop and maintain team working.
  • Ability to demonstrate specialist clinical expertise.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Sound working knowledge of guidelines in the field of heart failure care.
  • Excellent documentation skills Computer skills competency i.e., Word, email, excel, internet. Active participation and contribution to service patient experience evaluation and service quality assurance measures.
  • Knowledge awareness of recent NHS policies/ DOH agenda
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the holistic needs of the client group.


  • Ability to understand relevant blood results, ECHO, ECG, 24 hour blood pressure monitoring and 24hours tape

Key Attributes


  • Friendly and inclusive Team player
  • Good presentation of self, enthusiastic, flexible
  • Receptive to feedback and the willingness to learn and develop.
  • Committed to heart failure care.
  • Current license to drive a car and in possession of a car.
  • Satisfactory health record & physically able to perform all aspects of the job.
  • Punctual and reliable


  • Commitment to continuous learning

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Oak lane Clinic


N2 8LT

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