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Heart Failure Senior Specialist Nurse Practitioner

Employer
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Oxford
Salary
Depending on experience per annum/ pro-rata
Closing date
10 Jul 2024

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Band 6/7 Heart Failure Specialist Nurse Practitioner

(depending on experience and qualifications)

37.5 hours per week. (12 months fixed term, estimated start date 30.09.2024)

An opportunity has arisen for a fixed term Senior Specialist Nurse Practitioner/Specialist Nurse Practitioner within the established HF team which has a strong culture of learning together with regular team meetings, MDTs and education sessions.

Based at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, a small, friendly, and supportive team which is constantly looking at evolving and refining patient pathways and experience for patients admitted with suspected or known heart failure. Covering the John Radcliffe Monday to Friday.

A highly experienced, knowledgeable and educated member of the team who is able to work at the level of enhanced practice, applying heart failure specialist knowledge and skills, making decisions to treat a defined caseload of patient's health and care needs.

The role will encompass aspects of education, research and management across the pillars of professional practice, but is firmly grounded in direct clinical care provision or work, with patients', their families and populations.

Please contact us for an informal chat:

Helen Nolte, Lead Nurse and Advanced Nurse Practitioner.Telephone 01865 221330,helen.nolte@ouh.nhs.uk

Rebecca BoneConsultant nurse heart failure

Telephone 01865 222735. Rebecca.bone@ouh.nhs.uk

Closing date: 8th July 2024

Interview date: 31st July 2024

Main duties of the job

  • Liaise across organisational boundaries with the health care teams in primary care, secondary care and tertiary care to establish systems of care that support the referral and management of patients with heart failure (HF) throughout the patient pathway.
  • Demonstrate expertise within the HF field whilst identifying and assessing patients admitted with a diagnosis of HF - with the knowledge and skills to undertake physical assessment, including expediting confirmation of diagnosis with echocardiography as necessary and prescribing appropriate therapy.
  • Working in collaboration with community HF nurse specialists, ensure that referrals for the optimum management of their HF are made to relevant members of the MDT.
  • Raise the profile of the needs of patients with HF by demonstrating effective communication skills and enthusiasm whilst talking about this innovative role at local and national events.
  • Provide support to lead nurse for HF, Cardiac Medicine Matron, senior nurse colleagues/ managers in operational matters as required.
  • To participate in nurse-led heart failure clinics in accordance with the developing needs of the service.
  • To ensure the development and implementation of protocols and guidance and provide assurance of the provision of evidence-based care.
  • To promote service evaluation and development by coordinating and participating in the national HF clinical audit, in addition to seeking and monitoring patient experience of the service.


About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. Find out more here www.ouh.nhs.uk .

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Are you interested in developing your career within the fascinating field of heart failure?

Specific Responsibilities
  • The Post holder will liaise across organisational boundaries with the health care teams in primary care, secondary care and tertiary care to establish systems of care that support the referral and management of patients with heart failure with respect to service development, referral and access to services throughout the patient pathway.
  • To demonstrate expertise within the heart failure field whilst identifying and assessing patients admitted with a diagnosis of heart failure with the knowledge and skills to undertake physical assessment, including expediting confirmation of diagnosis with echocardiography as necessary and prescribing appropriate therapy.
  • Working in collaboration with community heart failure nurse specialists, ensure that referrals for the optimum management of their heart failure are made to relevant members of the multi-disciplinary team and that guidance regarding appropriate on-going management is sent to the General Practitioner (GP).
  • Raise the profile of the needs of patients with heart failure by demonstrating effective communication skills and enthusiasm whilst talking about this innovative role at local and national events.
  • Provide support to lead nurse for heart failure, Cardiac Medicine Matron, senior nurse colleagues/ managers in operational matters as required.
  • The Post holder may participate in nurse-led heart failure clinics depending on qualifications and experience.
  • The Post holder will ensure the development and implementation of protocols and guidance and provide assurance of the provision of evidence-based care.
  • The Post holder will promote service evaluation and development by coordinating and participating in the national heart failure clinical audit, in addition to seeking and monitoring patient experience of the service.

If you are interested in this role or would like more information then please contact us for aninformal chat,

Helen Nolte, Lead Nurse and Advanced Nurse Practitioner.Telephone 01865 221330, helen.nolte@ouh.nhs.uk

Rebecca BoneConsultant nurse heart failure

Telephone 01865 222735. Rebecca.bone@ouh.nhs.uk

Closing date: 8th July 2024

Interview date: 31st July 2024

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered nurse part 1 or 8 or 12 or 15 of register (depending on area of practice)
  • First level degree in nursing, midwifery (HEI Level 5 or 6) or equivalent
  • Demonstrable post graduate level working. Relevant specialist post basic programme


Desirable

  • Completed or completing Masters level (HEI level 7) qualification or evidence of working towards
  • Registered Non-medical prescriber.


Knowledge

Essential

  • Demonstrates up to date knowledge and expertise in the specialty
  • Knowledge of the key professional issues and NMC guidelines relating to professional practice
  • Evidence of being able to work across organisational boundaries
  • Experience of applying research evidence to clinical practice within the specialist field
  • Awareness of the importance of governance in maintaining a service


Skills/ abilities

Essential

  • Evidence of continuing professional development in service and other relevant adjacent clinical fields
  • Previous experience of formal/informal teaching of patients and staff
  • Decision making skills
  • Demonstrates skilled written and verbal communication skills
  • IT skills and presentation skills
  • Ability to initiate, sustain and evaluate change.
  • Demonstrates a clear vision of the role and service.


Desirable

  • Prescribing ability and experience in service including medications used primarily in secondary or tertiary care.


Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrates clinical experience in relevant area of clinical practice
  • Evidence of ability to work collaboratively
  • Previous experience in audit and evaluation
  • Experience of acting as a clinical supervisor, appraiser and mentor to others


Desirable

  • Multidisciplinary working
  • Leadership role


Personal qualities

Essential

  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service in conjunction with other members of the team
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for lifelong learning
  • Demonstrates awareness of need to maintain a level of service provision to maintain quality of service
  • A desire to work in the field of heart failure delivering excellent patient care


Other

Essential

  • Demonstrates understanding of relevant national strategy / policy and how this relates to the service.
  • Commitment to maintain own fitness for practice through maintaining a personal profile of practice competencies (portfolio)
  • Understanding of appropriate health and safety legislation
  • Understanding of equal opportunities.
  • Ability to travel between hospital sites as required


Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

John Radcliffe

Headley Way

Oxford

OX3 9DU

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