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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse, Cardiology, WRH

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £37,350 a year
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time


�35,392 �37,350 (pro Rata)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part time Band 6 sister/charge nurse on Aconbury 1 Cardiology/ Aconbury 2 Coronary care Unit.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated member of nursing staff with experience in cardiology to work with a well-established and knowledgeable team.

You will be a highly motivated forward-thinking professional who can demonstrate the ability to lead and support staff in a proactive and effective way. You will be expected to lead by example, providing evidence based care to the patients within the ward. As the regional MI centre for Worcestershire and Herefordshire, the Cardiology unit at Worcestershire Royal Hospital provides angiography and angioplasty as well as a 24/7 PPCI service. In addition to this temporary and permanent pacing and a complex device service is also based on site.

CCU / Aconbury 1 is an acute cardiology unit comprising 10 CCU beds providing level 2 care, to complex cardiac patients including those requiring CPAP, inotropic support and IABP therapy. We also have 20 cardiology beds providing step down care and monitoring aswell as a Cardiology day case.

Main duties of the job

Candidates should have recognised and proven leadership abilities and recent acute cardiology experience (or equivalent). A post registration qualification in Cardiac Care, High dependency or Critical care nursing alongside a mentorship qualification would be ideal. These could be developmental posts. Registered Nurses already established on cardiac and mentorship programmes will be considered. We are committed to the development of our staff and this is the chance for a suitably qualified nurse to continue their personal & professional development.Excellent opportunities are available for both clinical & professional learning.

The Cardiology Unit at Worcester Royal is a friendly and modern environment in which to continue your personal and professional development. If you are committed to Cardiac Nursing, are enthusiastic, motivated and have a team approach to your practice we would like to hear from you.

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

To be responsible, with the support of the Ward Manager, for the day to day, smooth running of the Coronary Care Unit and/or Step Down ward. This will include leading a team of nurses to deliver a high standard of care.

To ensure the maintenance of a high standard of nursing care at all times though the effective management of staff and resources and to be available for advice and support within the ward areas.

Provide effective leadership and to act as a good role model, as well as to liaise 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 supervise junior staff and to teach qualified and unqualified staff as appropriate.

Achieve and maintain competence in identified mandatory and statutory training develop and maintain clinical competencies, skills and knowledge which relate to the area of clinical practice (i.e. Venepuncture, Cannulation).

Person Specification



  • First Level Registration. Evidence of professional Development. Evidence of management experience and training. Team Leadership. Cardiac Practice/ Critical Care pathway or equivalent. Mentorship for assessment or equivalent.


  • Previous experience within a band 6. Counselling course. Advanced Life Support



  • Recent acute cardiac experience. IV administration. Venepuncture/cannulation Experience of appraisals. Support and develop Junior Staff. ECG analysis. Cardiac Rehabilitation. Cardiac Triage Knowledge of angiography. Pacing experience. Evidence of being up-to-date with current issues in medical and professional care. An in depth knowledge of the speciality. Proven management skills. Fully aware of principles of infection control.


  • ITU/HDU experience. Acute General Medicine. Experience within cardiac catheterisation. Cardiac rehabilitation. Keyboard and Computer skills. Clinical Audit.

Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust


Charles Hastings Way




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