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Heart Failure Nurse Specialist

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum pro rata if part time
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
A rare opportunity has arisen to join our Heart Failure Nurse Specialist Team.

We are looking for an experienced, motivated, and committed Senior Heart Failure Nurse with a passion for improving the experience and clinical outcomes of our patients, and who inspires others to provide excellent patient care.

You will be an experienced HF specialist nurse who is a NMP with a post graduate qualification in history-taking, physical assessment, diagnosis and decision making and have completed the BSH competencies or equivalent. Ideally you will have undertaken advanced communication skills training and will have experience of supporting learners in practice. We are looking for someone who is adaptable and able to work independently across the inpatient and outpatient settings.

Main duties of the job

To provide specialist assessment, investigations, treatment and advice for patients admittedto hospital with a possible diagnosis of heart failure to improve the speed and accuracy of diagnosis, treatment and discharge.

To comprehensively manage the heart failure patient within the outpatient setting with the aim of improving the patients' quality of life and preventing hospital admissions.

To arrange and interpret appropriate investigations to ensure evidence-based treatment and management plans to be created for all patients.

To undertake advanced clinical assessment.

To provide specialist advice, education and support to patients, their carers and other healthcare professionals, promoting patient centred care.

To provide support and assess competencies for trainee Heart Failure Nurses

About us

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) is an innovative hospital with a proud heritage and over 250 years of experience behind us. Here we're driven to deliver an outstanding experience for everyone and have been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment we continue to provide for our patients and also our staff.

We are an acute Trust, rated Good by the CQC, with a track record of high performance providing regional and super regional specialist services such as: Burns, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Wessex Rehabilitation, Spires Cleft Centre and the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. We have about 470 beds and employ over 4000 staff.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. We think working here is pretty rewarding. You can access a range of NHS discounts, receive a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme. On-site benefits include car parking (fee applies), leisure centre, day nursery and holiday play scheme.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • At least 2 years experience as a Heart Failure Nurse Specialist in UK setting
  • Evidence of continued professional development related to cardiology
  • Knowledge of cardiac pharmacology


  • Experience as Heart Failure Nurse Specialist
  • Evidence of Leadership experience
  • Experience in audit

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Nurse
  • Mentorship / teaching and assessment qualification
  • Non-Medical Prescribing Qualification or working towards


  • Completed BSH Nurse Competencies or equivalent.
  • Post Graduate education relating to Speciality.
  • Heart Failure module
  • Post graduate education in history taking and patient assessment.



  • Knowledge of Cardiac Heart Failure Nursing and service delivery requirements
  • Excellent communication skills: interpersonal, written and verbal.


  • Able to lead, manage and motivate others in complex problem solving and assessment skills

Employer details

Employer name

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust



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