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Cardiology Nurse

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Acute Cardiac Unit (ACU) is a thriving busy acute Cardiology unit consisting of 20 beds and caring for those patient's in their acute phase of their cardiac illness.

We care for a variety of patients with Cardiac conditions and take patients from a variety of sources: home, ED, tertiary centres, Gp, clinics and emergency Cardiology patients from various settings. We care for patients requiring up to level 2 cardiology cares and take those requiring emergency or urgent admission. We take emergency STEMI patient via our direct PPCI pathway and have also extended our service to emergency Bradycardia pathway patients.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarise yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

We provide a 24 hour primary percutaneous intervention service for those patients' having a STEMI and also have developed a new Bradycardia pathway for those patients' requiring urgent/emergency pacing from the community. As we are a tertiary centre we also take those patients who require specialised intervention from other local hospitals. ACU is a Cardiology admission unit whilst also caring for the level 2 acutely unwell patient's providing a good insight into the whole of all Cardiology conditions and treatments.

We are currently classed as a yellow/Green covid area due to the fact we take direct admissions.

If you are a motivated and enthusiastic individual who has a keen interest in acute Cardiology then this is the job for you!

About us

With over 19,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

City campus at NUH has now received its Magnet status, we as a trust are keen to teach and educate our staff.

We want to recruit and retain the staff, which we do very well in Cardiology.

We are one trust that is split between two campus's but work well and closely together ensuring our patients receive the correct treatment and care in the correct ward/settings.

We adhere to the trusts set 6 values and behaviours which can be found on the intranet.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a band 5 nurse you will be directly caring and responsible for a patient case load for that day.

You will receive new direct admissions from a variety of sources and assess the patient fully using our admission assessments and risk assessments set by the trust.

On a day to day basis you may care for level 2 Cardiology patients, these will vary and may have IABP, LVAD, TPW, PPCI, Inotropes, Cardiogenic shock, pst arrest patients and ITU stepdown.....and more.

You will be supported by a band 6 on each shift and will be encouraged to complete the packages specified and any competencies required.

ALS is also a course we encourage our staff to take.

Person Specification

Training and Qualification


  • registered NMC Nurse


  • ALS Qualification



  • Supervision of non registered staff and students


  • Evidence of ability to mentor

Communication and relationship skills


  • Physically able to perform the full range of nursing duties


  • Demonstration of team working and ability to work within a team
  • Demonstrate ICT skills

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Demonstrate the understanding of the nursing role


  • Demonstrate a knowledge of current issues related to the NHS

Planning and organisation skills


  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritise own workload and recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations


  • Leadership skills

Physical skills


  • Able to undertake patient manual handling manoeuvres


  • Evidence of moving and handling training



  • Interest in Cardiology


  • worked in acute setting

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


ACU City Campus

Hucknall road



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