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Interventional Cardiology Nurse

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Bristol Heart Institute is internationally renowned as a centre of excellence. Come and join our exceptional team in the world-class, state of the art Cardiology Department.

This is an exciting and often intense place to work, with patients from all across the region brought in by helicopter or ambulance to our 24 hour primary angioplasty service

We are dynamic and innovative: Our trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) service is expanding and we are embracing the Trust's status as a Digital Exemplar, using the latest technology to enhance patient care. We lead the way in the delivery of complex angioplasty, receiving referrals from across the South West.

There is plenty to learn even for the most experienced cardiology nurse. Working alongside a dedicated multi-disciplinary team, we are passionate about education, and teaching is part of our daily routine here. We participate in conferences across Europe and host one here in Bristol, sharing practice and clinical expertise. We have negotiated extended supernumerary time allow new staff to develop the necessary skills for the role.

This is a great opportunity to experience interventional cardiology within the cath labs. If you have an interest or have experience in interventional cardiology then we would be keen to hear from you. Motivation and enthusiasm are essential and you will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills.

Main duties of the job

  • To prepare patients for procedures ensuring appropriate investigations are done and accurately recorded.
  • To assess patients' individual needs, planning care within the framework of medical care, implementing and evaluating nursing care for all patients undergoing interventional cardiology investigations and procedures.
  • To carry out nursing procedures and interventions as required, in accordance with local policies, and in consultation with other members of the Catheter Lab team.
  • To administer sedation within the Cardiac Cath Lab in line with the our local Sedation Policy
  • To scrub and assist the Cardiologists with Angiography and angioplasty procedures
  • To scrub and assist the congenital cardiologists for complex Adult Congenital Heart Disease procedures
  • To recover patients who have had procedures within the Cardiac Cath Lab before escorting and handing over the patients to the ward
  • To provide nursing support for Trans-oesophageal Echocardiograms

This is a full-time position working a combination of early, late and day shifts with a progression towards an on-call commitment. This role includes scrubbing and circulating in the catheter laboratory and managing pre and post procedural care in the day case and recovery areas.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Knolwedge and Experience


  • Broad knowledge and experience of clinical nursing practice within a hospital environment
  • Interest in the clinical area
  • Experience of teaching


  • Experience of taking charge

Qualifications and TRaining


  • RN NMC registered
  • Current NMC registration


  • Work towards relevant university accredited post basic study programmes

Skills and Abilities


  • Demonstrate competence in clinical skills relevant to the clinical area
  • Computer skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, able to communicate effectively with patients, carers and MDT
  • Competence in calculations for safe administration of medicines/fluids
  • Clinical decision making ability
  • Ability to take the lead, initiate and ensure appropriate action in response to the deteriorating patient
  • Teaching/supervisory skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Flexible working practices for 24 hour service



  • Act in a professional manner
  • Self-motivated
  • A team player
  • Recognition of own limits

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Heart Institute

Terrell St.



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