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Nurse Specialist (Inherited Cardiovascular Disease's Team)

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inclusive
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases team (ICVD) at Great Ormond Street Hospital is looking for a motivated, enthusiastic nurse to join our team. We are looking for someone with cardiac nursing experience who can bring their valuable experience with them to join a dedicated team of clinical nurse specialists.

The ICVD Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital manages an increasing caseload of children and young people who are affected by inherited cardiomyopathies, inherited arrhythmias and inherited aortopathies. As well as managing a caseload of diagnosed patients, we also run a screening program for patients who are at high risk due to their family history. The majority of our workload is outpatient-based with clinics running daily we also support our patients at home, in the community and during inpatient admissions. You will help to co-ordinate and oversee clinics, and will collate detailed family health histories through consultation with families and liaison with external health services. We support the whole family through the process of screening, diagnosis and on-going care.

You will work within a specialist multidisciplinary team consisting of specialist nurses, cardiologists, clinician's assistants, clinical psychologists, geneticists and administrative staff. You will also work closely with the electrophysiology, ECG, echo and MRI departments.

We will support your clinical development and will provide a tailored educational pathway.

Main duties of the job

The role of Nurse Specialist for Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases (ICVD) at Great Ormond Street Hospital is a position requiring excellent specialist clinical skills, as well as effective communication skills to work alongside a dedicated team of nurse specialists and support staff. You will work in collaboration with the team's other Clinical Nurse Specialists to ensure that the team delivers an excellent standard of evidence-based care, providing expert support to patients and families affected by inherited cardiac conditions.

The Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease at Great Ormond Street Hospital is a multidisciplinary service specialising in the diagnosis, evaluation and management of young people with inherited cardiac conditions. The unit is staffed by a team of paediatric and adult cardiologists with a specialist interest in inherited cardiac conditions, electrophysiologists, clinical nurse specialists, genetic counsellors, cardiac technicians, clinical psychologists and administrative support staff. The team accept referrals from GPs, paediatricians and paediatric or adult cardiologists, for:

- Confirmed or suspected inherited cardiac conditions.- Family history of inherited cardiac conditions.- Family history of sudden cardiac death, cardiac screening for neuromuscular disorders, or syndromes associated with cardiomyopathy or arrhythmia.

About us

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) is an international centre of excellence in child healthcare. GOSH is an acute specialist paediatric hospital with a mission to provide world-class care to children and young people with rare, complex and difficult-to-treat conditions.Together with our research partner, the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, we form the UK's only academic Biomedical Research Centre specialising in paediatrics.Most of the children we care for are referred from other hospitals throughout the UK and overseas. There are 60 nationally recognised clinical specialities at GOSH the UK's widest range of specialist health services for children on one site. We believe our people are the head, the heart, the hands and the face of GOSH. Being part of our team is incredibly rewarding and you will be doing something extraordinary to the lives of the children and young people we care for. GOSH is a challenging, complex and inspiring place to work. Each and every day our people come together to support each other to deliver excellent patient care, often working to help our patients and their families navigate through demanding processes and difficult decisions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • GOSH Values
  • Knowledge and understanding of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Understanding of Diversity and Inclusion challenges in the workplace.
  • Demonstrable contribution to advancing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Experience of working as part of a diverse team
  • 2)Experience of contributing to an inclusive workplace culture.



  • NMC Registered Nurse (Child) or RN Adult with significant relevant experience in speciality
  • Evidence of on-going professional development relating to clinical speciality
  • Possession of a relevant honours degree or in the process of obtaining
  • Assessing and mentoring qualification
  • Basic life support


  • Leadership or management training

Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Relevant specialist skills and abilities for the department (Cardiac)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective teaching and training skills
  • Ability to problem solve and initiate change
  • Ability to work across professional team and organisational boundaries
  • Ability to delegate and prioritise


  • Effective managerial, leadership and organisational skills
  • Ability to motivate and develop a team of staff

Knowledge & Experience


  • Demonstrable knowledge of Inherited Cardiovascular Disease speciality
  • Experience of coordinating and managing patient care
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in nursing
  • Understanding of resource management, health and safety, clinical risk and quality issues


  • Previous experience in a cardiology or CNS role
  • Teaching, supervision and managerial experience
  • Previous experience of research and audit
  • Previous experience of change management and problem solving
  • Experience of handling clinical incidents and complaints

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street



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