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Cardiac Assessment Specialist Nurse - Band 6 development role

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum/pro rata (moving to B7 once competencies are met)
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting development opportunity has arisen within The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Cardiology Services for an Acute Cardiac Assessment Specialist Nurse. This is a full-time role, initially Monday-Friday, 7.5 hour shifts leading to a 7 day working pattern as the service develops.

The role will currently be based at The Princess Royal Hospital (Telford), however you will also be required to work cross-site at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

*This is a Band 6 development role moving to Band 7 once the competencies are met, this is likely to take 12 - 18 months*

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing a specialist nursing service. The post holder will support a comprehensive highly specialist assessment service to patients presenting via the emergency portals with a variety of suspected cardiac conditions and will assist in formulating a working diagnosis and management plan for both patients for whom the Cardiac Assessment Nurse decides needs to be admitted and for those patients for whom outpatient pathway is appropriate.

The post holder will support the Cardiac service and undertake Rapid Access Chest Pain clinics in line with the competencies of the service specification.

The post holder will work as a part of a team to support members of other multi-disciplinary teams including but not exclusively in the ED, AMU and Cardiology Department. They will participate in education, audit, research, and development of new initiatives, supporting the review and updating of cardiac service policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines both locally and trust wide.

The post holder will work closely with the senior Cardiac Assessment Nurse, Cardiology Consultants and middle grades to achieve the above roles.

About us

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 your continued professional development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person Specification



  • RGN
  • Educated to masters level or equivalent experience
  • Coronary Care Unit Course Health related 1st degree Specialist Nursing Qualification
  • Working towards advanced physical assessment skills and course at masters level or working
  • Working towards Non-medical prescribing
  • Teaching and assessing qualification
  • Advanced life support certificate


  • Leadership qualification
  • Evidence of previous service development / change management experience

Knowledge, Behaviours and Experience


  • Proven relevant experience within cardiology service

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


The Princess Royal Hospital - with Cross Site Working



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