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Community Heart Failure Specialist Nurse

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

Job Details

Band 7 Community Heart Failure Specialist Nurse

Potential development opportunity at Band 6 moving up to Band 7 on completion of required qualifications.

18.75 hours per week - Permanent

Are you a Cardiac/HF specialist nurse who strives to make a positive difference to the lives of patients who live with heart failure?

Do you have the passion, drive, skills and ability to deliver high quality person-centred compassionate care for patients with long term conditions in accordance with the Trust's organisational vision and values?

If the answer is yes, then this exciting opportunity to join our Community Heart Failure Service at Midlands Partnership Foundation NHS Trust could be the perfect career move for you.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work in our Community Heart Failure Service. The successful candidate must be committed to supporting patients with a diagnosis of Heart Failure delivering focused specialist nurse led interventions as part of MPFT Long-Term Conditions Service.

As previously stated we will consider recruitment of a suitably skilled nursing candidate, who has qualified in physical health assessment skills and can demonstrate appropriate experience of working in cardiac or heart failure care clinical settings to commence at Band 6 and would be supported to undertake the prescribing module to then step up to Band 7 Specialist Nurse remit.

Main duties of the job

Essential elements of the role include assessing, planning and the implementation of holistic packages of care to patients and their carer's who have a diagnosis of Heart Failure.

As an autonomous non-medical prescriber you will provide community and domiciliary specialist care providing timely and appropriate optimisation of evidence based therapies. The main aim of the role is to provide an intense level of care and treatment intervention optimising the use of latest cardiac therapies, to support the individual to manage their condition, preventing unnecessary admissions to hospital and to improve the patients overall quality of live up to and including provision of specialist palliative care directive.

The successful candidate will need to be a NMC registered nurse who is a non-medical prescriber and has the relevant specialist post- graduate (Masters) qualification, and/or professionally recognised clinical courses in Heart Failure Management Or significant equivalent experience with considerable evidence of professional development. You will demonstrate strong clinical reasoning and prioritisation skills, and be able to work effectively, both independently and as a member of a team and a commitment to professional development, contributing to a culture of continuous improvement

About us

You must have a desire to work collaboratively with patients and key partners to facilitate the best possible patient experience and outcomes? If you are interested in making a difference to patients and families living with heart failure and possess excellent communication, organisational skills and a flexible approach then we would like to hear from you.

As well as all the excellent NHS Benefits including a generous pension scheme and annual leave entitlement we also offer:
  • Full support for new employees including a full induction.
  • Career progression opportunities with full support and guidance.
  • Competitive mileage. 0.59p per mile (up to 10,000 miles)
  • Lease car options are available following successful probationary period. (terms and conditions apply)
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave

And much more!

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details please see attached the Job Description and the Person Spec.
  • You must be a qualified nursing practitioner with an active and currentNMC registration.
  • Hold a demonstrable background of cardiac focused clinical experience,
  • Ideally hold qualifications in heart failure patient clinical care
  • Hours are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. There is also some flexibility around start and finish times.
  • You are required to hold a driving licence and have access to a car.
  • Small team with administrative support.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Nursing or equivalent
  • Registration with NMC
  • V300 nurse prescribing or completed within first 12 months of obtaining the position
  • Mentorship qualification (998-997)
  • Relevant specialist post graduate (Masters) qualification and/or professionally recognised clinical course(s) in specialist area or significant equivalent experience with considerable evidence of professional development
  • Ability to interpret specialised cardiac reports
  • Venepuncture


  • Advanced or intermediate life support qualification
  • Further clinical study relevant to clinical practice such as management of long term conditions



  • Significant period of post registration experience in clinical specialism
  • Supporting service users, families and carers in dealing with heart failure and its associated complications
  • Experience of negotiation and conflict management in clinical situations
  • Experience of leading clinical audit in specialism
  • Supervision of more junior members of a team
  • Presentation skills


  • Involvement in service improvement

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Evidence of expert/advanced clinical knowledge relevant to post
  • Understanding of Information Governance Data Protection, NMC standards and Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
  • Knowledge of relevant NICE guidance
  • Understanding of wider NHS agenda and its application to the local context
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate information of a sensitive or distressing nature
  • IT skills


  • Experience managing a caseload with clients with a diagnosis of heart failure
  • Knowledge of health and social care legislation, policies, objectives and how they apply to day to day practice

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Weeping Cross Health Centre

Bodmin Ave


ST17 0EG

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