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Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse

Employer
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic nurse with proven specialist knowledge and experience in cardiology to work as part of our established multi-disciplinary Cardiac Rehabilitation Team at UHCW. This post is initially for a 6-month fixed term contract covering maternity leave but could have the potential to be extended.

The post holder will be based at the University Hospital Coventry supporting the early cardiac rehabilitation phase of the service (inpatient). This is an exciting opportunity to improve the clinical outcomes and quality of life for service users who have recently received treatment for their coronary artery disease (CAD). Your role will include the assessment and treatment of complex cardiac conditions, seeing patients on the wards and referring them onto their local cardiac rehabilitation programme. Applicants should have some understanding of Cardiac Rehab and be committed to supporting the patient to manage their condition.

*** Please be advised that interviews are proposed for 11 July 2024 ***

Main duties of the job

1. To work autonomously taking responsibility for care, quality and clinical activity for the inpatient caseload of patients.

2. To process referrals appropriately, ensuring that patients are seen within designated waiting times and that tasks are delegated to administration staff effectively and efficiently and communicated to wider multidisciplinary team.

3. To triage and prioritise patients, demonstrating the use of a variety of techniques to elicit the history of an illness and determine an appropriate care plan.

4. To take responsibility for direct patient care: assessing, planning, providing and evaluating nursing care needs including monitoring, diagnostics and investigations.

5. To facilitate appropriate clinical interventions for patients, to interpret and act on the results, working within local and national guidelines and where necessary refer to the appropriate team or general practitioner.

6. To undertake interventions consistent with evidence-based practice, transferring and applying knowledge and skills with wider multidisciplinary team members to meet patient needs.

7. To evaluate the effectiveness of interventions in achieving prior arranged targets and making any required changes.

8. To collaborate with patients and their carers to enable them to make informed decisions regarding their health and healthcare.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (uhcw.nhs.uk)

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care.

We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. To support patients, their carers and relatives by providing up to date information on secondary prevention (which meet British Association of Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Prevention Standards).

2. To communicate complex patient related information effectively, to ensure collaborative working with the multidisciplinary team members across health and social care sectors ensuring the delivery of a co-ordinated multidisciplinary service.

3. To use a range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with patients to progress rehabilitation and treatment programmes, and to ensure an understanding of their condition/problem so that patients are supported in self -management of their condition.

4. To promote patients self-management of their condition by reducing risk factors through medication adherence, smoking cessation, increasing functional capacity, weight and general diabetes management, and thereby reducing disease progression and hospital readmission.

5. To utilise a variety of strategies to communicate effectively with patients and those involved in their care. The post holder must be able to communicate effectively both in written and in oral form. To keep updated with current and latest treatment, research, and clinical care.

6. To communicate complex patient related information effectively, to ensure collaborative working with the multidisciplinary team members across health and social care sectors ensuring the delivery of a co-ordinated multidisciplinary service.

7. To use a range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with patients to progress rehabilitation and treatment programmes, and to ensure an understanding of their condition/problem so that patients are supported in self -management of their condition.

For further details of the job role please see attached job description.

Person Specification

Qualifications

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Experience

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Knowledge

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Skills

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Address

University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

Clifford Bridge Road

Coventry

CV2 2DX

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