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Community Specialist Nurse - Heart Failure

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
New Ollerton
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

Job Details

Care closer to home is becoming integral to the future of the NHS and the Community Health Services Division of Notts HC are at the forefront of this exciting journey. Working with our system partners in creating collaborative ways to improve physical health care services, activities and interventions in local communities, which meet the needs of our patients in the places they call home.

The Division operates under 3 Units of Management providing an extensive portfolio of children's, adults and specialist services, covering a vast geographical area. We offer various clinical and non clinical roles, working within supportive teams that encourage us all to work to the best of our abilities to provide the highest quality care.

Being Part of an organisation as diverse as Notts HC provides you with great career development opportunities, to be innovative and gives you permission to grow both professionally and really make a difference.

Main duties of the job

Our Integrated and specialist teams of Nursing and Allied Health professionals deliver care to the people who present with significant physical health care needs in various settings including clinic based, community inpatient, hospices to care in patient's own home, including care homes, enabling patients to be independent, self caring and live their optimum lives, reducing hospital admissions.

Services range from Community Nursing, including specialist practitioners to public health and health promotion such as school nursing and health visiting, with many specialist community services designed to support care pathways such as Physiotherapy, OT, speech and Language, Dietetics and Podiatry.

Supporting efficient running of these services are administrative and managerial roles. All roles, are vital in transforming community health services, ensuring high quality care is provided both now and into the future based around the needs of our patients - together we all make a difference.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Are you a registered Nurse Passionate about providing care for patients with chronic Heart Failure?Are you looking for an opportunity to be part of a very supportive, dynamic and forward thinking team?Are you looking for the opportunity to contribute to the future service development of a specialist Community Cardio Respiratory Team?

If so we'd love to hear from you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for part time (4 days per week) Specialist Heart Failure Nurse to join our excellent Community Cardio Respiratory Team in Mid Notts, helping to support caseload management of patients with a diagnosis of Heart Failure.

This role is based at Ollerton health Circle and cover the Mid Notts District. Providing Care and treatment for patients who have been diagnosed with left sided Heart Failure.

You will be expected to support caseload management of patients with Heart Failure, proving care plans as appropriate, working closely with members of the Cardio Respiratory Team and the wider MDT- including our acute colleagues, GPs and other health professionals in order to maximise patients quality of life and encouraging self management. This care takes place within community clinic settings and patients own homes /usual place of residence.

We are looking for a passionate, dynamic and flexible individual who are able to adapt to the changing demands and workload.

The service is a 5 day service operating from 8.00-5.00pm, due to the nature of this role, it is essential that you are able to travel independently across the county and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes.

This is a Band 6 development post with the potential for the role to be a Band 7 once competencies and NMP V300 have been attained.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (General) plus significant further specialist knowledge/post registration experience to diploma level or equivalent underpinned by theory
  • Experience of working with Heart Failure patients


  • Relevant health related honours degree
  • A recognised Heart Failure qualification at minimum of diploma level.
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Nurse prescriber or willing to undertake Non-Medical prescribing course

Physical Requirements


  • Able to carry out clinical activities as identified in the job description



  • Significant experience and extensive knowledge in management of complex Heart Failure patients.
  • Understanding of current national / local initiatives and guidelines, including long term conditions, NICE.
  • Management of Heart Failure Patients working in collaboration / partnership across primary.
  • Understanding of current national / local understanding of current research and evidence initiatives and guidelines including evidence based practice, long term conditions, NICE
  • Competent in holistic assessment including physical examination, diagnosis and treatment planning.
  • Developing / implementing/ Heart Failure services to promote high quality health outcomes case management skills.


  • Working in collaboration / partnership, with secondary care, social care and the voluntary sector.
  • Understanding of current research and evidence based practice.
  • Evidence of teaching in clinical practice Developing / implementing / evaluating Heart Failure services to promote high quality health outcomes.
  • Experience of assessing & treating Palliative Care patients
  • Community experience

Knowledge Skills Aptitudes


  • Risk Management awareness
  • Specialist knowledge of Heart Failure Management
  • Ability to undertake research and audit
  • Ability to organise and prioritise effectively
  • Good time management
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Basic IT skills
  • Evidence of development of clinical skills
  • Able to network effectively
  • Good communication skills, written, verbal and presentation
  • Personal skills - flexible, adaptable, team player, selfmotivated ,effective communicator


  • Leadership skills
  • Participation in audit and research
  • Understanding of primary care information

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Ollerton Health Clinic

Church Circle

New Ollerton

NG22 9SZ

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