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Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist Nurse *Internal*

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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

Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist Nurse, band 6, 37.5 hours per week available WCH base

To assist in the provision of a highly specialised cardiac rehabilitation programme of care, support, exercise and education. To encourage and motivate risk factor reduction and psychological adaption for patients and their carers diagnosed with cardiac conditions pre and post revascularisation/ treatment. To liaise, support and be an expert resource for the multi-disciplinary team from secondary, primary and tertiary care involved with the care and rehabilitation of cardiac patients

We are a small friendly team of cardiac rehab nurses, working within the West Cumberland Hospital providing a highly specialised Cardiac Rehabilitation programme of care, support, education and exercise working closely with the Physiotherapy Dept.

We offer opportunity for continuing professional development within the role.

Monday to Friday working.

Main duties of the job

To demonstrate expertise within cardiac rehabilitation field. Identify and assessing patients with a wide variety of cardiac symptoms, providing specialist advice and guidance to patients and other members of the MDT. This role provides education, counselling and reassurance to patients.

To act as a role model for other Health care professions, acting as a patient advocate. To Provide along with the MDT an out patient exercise programme. To provide an initial assessment and clinical support for exercise.

Maintain accurate records, take part in the NACR audit.

Maintain and continue professional development within the role.

Comply with NMC and all relavent codes of conduct at all times.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding healthcare services to the population of North Cumbria. The Trust is committed to creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout our county.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time':
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart of our Trust
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. All staff are expected to support sustainability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Please note, due to changes implemented by the Government to the UK immigration policy, individuals who require a Health and Care Visa or a Skilled Worker Visa may no longer be eligible for sponsorship where the UKVI salary threshold is not met or if the occupation is not included in the updated Immigration Salary List (ISL). Applicants must check their eligibility to be employed in any role they are interested in applying for, prior to completing an application for employment.Any applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be progressed.

If you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme or Armed Forces Covenant and you meet all the essential criteria for a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies.

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27-day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Relevant teaching qualification
  • Immediate life support


  • BACPR principles and practical implication of exercise training for cardiac patients or will in to undertake BACPR Level 1 & 2
  • Heart Manual facilitator or willing to undertake



  • Cardiology experience
  • Work within a Cardiology area
  • Leadership
  • Mentorship


  • Councelling skills willing to undertake CBT Training
  • Dealing with Patient complaints / incidents



  • Cardiac anatomy , physiology and pathology
  • Coronary revascularisation procedures
  • Awareness of Cardiac Investigations
  • Awareness of BACPR and NACR principles
  • NMC code of professional conduct
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Awareness of local and national targets for Coronary heart disease


  • Equality legislation and best practice .

Skills and Aptitudes


  • Ability to work unsupervised within the MDT
  • Well developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise confidently and effectively with other disciplines
  • Ability to motivate staff, patients and carers
  • Ability to promote service development
  • IT skills
  • Ability to demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care
  • Willingness to development by expansion of the role
  • The ability to be a good listener
  • Extended clinical skills.


  • Leadership skills and Motivation

Personal Circumstances


  • Positive approach to change
  • Ability to travel independently throughout trust
  • Flexible approach
  • Enthusiastic
  • Ability to work across site, Penrith, Community venues and West Cumberland Hospital


  • Driving licence

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


West Cumberland Hospital

Homewood road



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