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Heart Function Clinical Nurse Specialist

Employer
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Winchester
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
To work autonomously and holistically caring for patients with a heart failure diagnosis, within a well-established integrated heart failure service. Working across inpatient, outpatient and domiciliary settings. To optimise the evidence-based heart failure therapies and to provide education to patients, their relatives and other healthcare professionals. Therefore, reducing the risk of hospitalisation for patients in the community and improving in hospital outcomes for inpatients. Contribute to the data collection and data input for the National Heart Failure Audit.

Main duties of the job

o To work flexibly across the integrated service and ability to travel all sites when necessary to ensure good service provision.

o In accordance with Trust policies and National Guidelines ensure patients are on optimal evidence-based therapies work within your competencies and the heart failure medicines management policy.o Support patients and their relatives through the end-of-life decision making and treatment wishes.

o To act as a specialist practitioner and to manage a clinical caseload of patients with heart failure

About us

Our vision is to provide outstanding care for every patient. Patient care is at the heart of what we do at our three sites: Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester and Andover War Memorial Hospital. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides medical and surgical services to a population of approximately 600,000 people across Hampshire and parts of West Berkshire.

Our cultural ambition is to have a culture that places people at the heart of all we do, where we all belong, and where learning, improvement and excellence thrive.

We provide specialist services to people across the UK and internationally. We are one of only two centres in the UK treating pseudomyxoma peritonei (a rare form of abdominal cancer) and we are leaders in the field of tertiary liver cancer and colorectal cancer.

The trust employs more than 9,000 staff and has a turnover of over �500 million a year. As a Foundation Trust, we are directly accountable to our members through the governors. The Council of Governors represent the interests of their constituencies and influence the future plans of the Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Happy to Talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • 2 years working in Cardiology
  • Evidence of autonomous working


Desirable

  • Experience working as a HFCNS


Qualifications

Essential

  • Evidence of post graduate study


Desirable

  • Physical assessment & history taking qualification
  • Chronic HF course ( Caledonian)
  • Independent and supplementary prescribing


Communincation

Essential

  • Evidence of good communication skills


Desirable

  • Advanced communication course


Employer details

Employer name

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Hampshire County Hospital

Romsey Road

Winchester

SO22 5DG

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

251-MED3129-HFCN

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