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Atrial Fibrillation Band 7 Clinical Specialist Nurse

Employer
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Location
Nuneaton
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Full Time
The Community AF Nurse Specialist will act as the clinical expert and professional resource to the multi-professional team, patients and carers within their specialist service. The post holder will have a responsibility to develop this specialist area of practice. This will include the management of a caseload of patients, as appropriate. The post holder will have an important role with patients, their families and other clinicians in raising awareness of signs and symptoms of AF and the possible diagnostic and treatment options. His or her own working practice should be developed to a level whereby the nurse specialist can directly or indirectly influence all aspects of care and management of patients with AF in the community. They will alongside the Community AF ACP and Lead Consultant to deliver a five day service to patients referred into the service.

Main duties of the job

  • Co-ordinate the care of patients referred to the Community AF Pathway service throughout the care pathway with the multidisciplinary team and clinical services to ensure the effective management of this group of patients
  • Accountable for own actions in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct
  • Will contribute to corporate objectives, acting within local, Trust and statutory guidelines and policies at all times.
  • Highly developed communication skills enabling maintenance of a high quality service within a complex and challenging environment with often, conflicting priorities.
  • Assist the clinical and nursing teams, at all levels in the assessment and prioritisation of patients in Community AF service.


About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (uhcw.nhs.uk)

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Delivering a quality service Ensure own and others clinical practise is research based. Prioritise, organise and manage own workload in a manner that maintains and promotes quality. Critically evaluate and review innovations and developments that are relevant to the area of work. Demonstrate continual evaluation of practice within the defined specialist area, making agreed changes where appropriate. Deliver care according to local and national guidelines ensure delivery of evidence based care. Initiate and participate in the maintenance of quality governance systems and processes across the organisation and its activities. Utilise the audit cycle as a means of evaluating the quality of the work of self and the team, implementing improvements where required. Evaluate patients response to health care provision and the effectiveness of care. Continuously assess and monitor risk in their own and others practice and challenge about wider risk factors. Use a structured framework (eg root-cause analysis) to manage, review and identify learning from patient complaints, clinical incidents and near-miss events.

Leading and developing practice of self and others Share knowledge and expertise related to clinical and professional practice within and outside the organisation. Act as a positive role model. Encourage others to make realistic self-assessment of their application of knowledge and skills, challenging any complacency or actions that are not in the interest of the public and/or users of services. Assist in the development of local guidelines, protocols, clinical pathways and standards relevant to service. Undertake mentorship and clinical supervision and be an assessor for more junior staff, assessing competence against set standards. Actively promote the workplace as a learning environment, encouraging everyone to learn from each other and from external good practice. Assess own learning needs at an advanced level and beyond and undertake learning as appropriate. Provide an educational role to patients, carers, families and colleagues in an environment that facilitates learning. Contribute to and participate in the Trusts Education Strategy. Maintain a personal professional profile.

For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Address

Hartshill Community Medical Centre

Nuneaton

CV10 0LT

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