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Heart Assessment Team Sister

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum/ pro rata
Closing date
30 May 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen within The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford for a Senior Heart Assessment Team Sister managing heart failure and cardiac rehabilitation patients. The vacancy is for 12 month fixed term (secondment if internal), contract. There may be the opportunity to work across site at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

The successful candidate will be a qualified NMC registered Nurse with proven post registration experience in Cardiology at Band 6 level or above.

Main duties of the job

Working as an autonomous practitioner, the post holder will provide a comprehensive highly specialist service to patients with heart failure and cardiac rehabilitation needs participating in the delivery of patient centred care.

The post holder will act as an expert and resource for members of the multi-disciplinary team supporting the clinical assessment and management of all patients with heart failure and helping to ensure a comprehensive patient centred, integrated service is delivered. The post holder will be proactive in optimising evidence based pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments in an effort to reduce symptoms, improve quality of life and reduce hospital admissions and length of hospital inpatient stay.

About us

As an organisation we strive to provide high quality, safe care for our patients in an environment which our staff are proud to work in. We believe that by adhering to our Vision (To provide excellent care for the communities we serve) and working with our Trust Values in mind (Partnering, Ambitious, Caring, Trusted) we can achieve the right results for the people that matter most - our patients and their families.

As a Trust we are passionate about helping our staff to achieve their career aspirations and can offer a variety of learning and development opportunities to support continued professional development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities of this vacancy, please refer to the attached document entitled Job Pack.

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse
  • Educated to Masters Level or has undertaken modules at Masters Level
  • Physical Assessment Course
  • Independent/Supplementary Prescribing


  • Leadership Qualification
  • evidence of previous service development/change management experience

Knowledge Behaviours and Experience


  • Proven significant post registration experience in cardiology at Band 6 or above
  • knowledge and skills to manage complex patients
  • knowledge and understanding of the NICE guidance and quality standards
  • experience in developing clinical guidelines and polices
  • experience in developing and delivering educational information
  • ability to undertake venepuncture/cannulation/IV infusions and perform and interpret ECG


  • positive attitude to change with a proven ability to assist in the implementation of change and practice development

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford



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