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Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinical Nurse Specialist

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

Job Details

To provide an integrated Adult Congenital Heart Disease level 2 service for patients in South and West Wales.

To work as part of a multi professional team, ensuring that patients with ACHD receive the highest standards of care and support from the time of diagnosis through the course of their disease.

Working closely in delivering the network priorities whilst supporting treatment pathways for patients with ACHD

Main duties of the job

The ACHD CNS's currently cover the geographical area of South and West Wales. You will be given the opportunity to support our peripheral clinics in West Wales and support the inpatients/outpatients at our base in UHW.

This is an excellent opportunity as the successful candidate will take a lead in developing areas specific to this role eg surgery, intervention, heart failure, obstetrics, specialist services for young people transitioning into adult services, learning disability, psychological support, cardiac obstetric services and end of life care.

You will also be responsible for providing support in the form of outreach to the intermediate and localACHDcentres. You will act as an expert resource for the multidisciplinary team, providing specialist education in the community and of colleagues at all levels. You will practice autonomously and will be supported to develop advanced skills such as differential diagnosis, physical assessment and prescribing.

Excellent collaboration and communication will be essential through regular network meetings as well as national clinical meetings to ensure continuous service developments.

You should possess Leadership skills that will support initiating change whilst improving clinical practice and service development.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

This post is 12 months fixed term to cover maternity leave.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 17,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving over 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission isLiving Well, Caring Well, Working Together, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification



  • First Level RGN
  • MSc or equivalent level of knowledge and experience
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Independent prescribing



  • Sufficient experience in relevant speciality
  • Significant post registration experience


  • Experience of managing own caseload in relevant speciality
  • Experience of managing a team



  • Evidence of excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Demonstrate sound IT skills
  • Evidence of ability to work work independently
  • Demonstrate ability to influence within and outside of the service, across multi /inter groups


  • Involvement in Research and audit
  • Evidence of presenting work in and outside of the organisation

Special Knowledge


  • Evidence of specific knowledge and skills in speciality

Personal Attributes


  • Evidence of the ability to motivate others


  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales/University Hospital Llandough


CF14 4XW

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