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Heart Failure Nurse-Community

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa pro rata incl outer London HCAS
Closing date
5 Jun 2024
This is a band 6 role suitable for an experienced community nurse, Cardiology experience desirable but not essential.

Post will be for 3- 4 months initially, with possible extension.

You must be a car driver with access to a vehicle for work purposes, as this post involves travelling to domiciliary visits,

As Deputy to the Heart Failure Nurse Specialist, you will support the service to provide evidence based treatment for patients with heart failure. This includes monitoring of the condition, behavioural modification, health promotion, specialist care to improve quality of life by slowing disease progression and improving symptoms to reduce mortality, preventing re-admission to hospital and improving palliative care provisions for patients and carers.

Main duties of the job

Independently manage a group of patients within the specialty whilst working as part of a small team , delivering specialised individualised and personalised direct patient care.

Demonstrate appropriate practice and specialist advice in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care. This includes history taking, physical examination and the requesting of agreed diagnostic procedures/clinical investigations.

Responsible for the correct administration of prescribed medication

Be responsible for assessing and recognising emergencies in the speciality. To interpret information and take appropriate action and to lead others to do the same

About us

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.

We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surreyand NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.

The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and issupported by over 500 volunteers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting Job description/Person Specification documents which contains more information about the role

Person Specification



  • Experienced and competent in the management of patients within Community settings


  • Previous post registration experience within the relevant specialty



  • NMC nursing registration
  • Evidence of professional/clinical knowledge in area
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues. ? A/I
  • Ability to administer prescribed medication


  • Post registration qualification in (appropriate area of speciality)
  • Demonstrates specialist expertise underpinned by theory acquired through CPD
  • Post registration qualification in (appropriate area of speciality)

Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust


Robin Hood Lane , Cheam Priory, Domiciliary

Robin Hood Surgery, Robin Hood Lane



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