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Cath Lab RN - Band 5

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeing a highly motivated Band 5 Staff Nurse to work within the Cath Lab department, who is an efficient worker with strong clinical knowledge, excellent communication skills and the ability to work under pressure whilst remaining focused on safe good quality care. We are looking for someone, who is seeking a new personal challenge, to join our friendly nursing team.

Main duties of the job

To participate as a member of the Multi-disciplinary team, taking responsibility for the assessment, implementation, and evaluation of care for patients within the Cath lab environment. Working as a circulating nurse, recovery nurse, scrub nurse / second operator during procedures and taking part in on call/weekend duties for the Primary PCI service

About us

As the largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in the UK, we, at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, have a clear vision 'to be the best cardiothoracic integrated healthcare organisation'.

We provide specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine both in the hospital and out in the community.

We serve a catchment area of 2.8 million people, spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, and increasingly we receive referrals from outside these areas for highly specialised services such as aortics.

Our reputation for strong performance is important in delivering the best care for our patients and high quality clinical services. This is underpinned by a culture of research and innovation, delivered in modern estate and our encouragement of flexible working in a variety of forms.

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Job description

Job responsibilities



Determine nursing priorities and plan patient care.

Recognise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations seeking assistance as required.

Maintain electronic nursing records in accordance with the NMC and Trust guidelines.

Promote and maintain a safe and therapeutic environment for patients, in line with the Trusts Risk Management Strategy and Policies.

Support, supervise and demonstrate procedures to qualified and/or unqualified colleagues.

Respect confidential information obtained during professional practice and uphold the principles of Caldicott and the data Protection act.

Ensure patients are provided with relevant information regarding their care as appropriate

Ensure due regard is given to customs, values, and spiritual beliefs of patients.

Ensure effective lines of communication within the departmental multi-disciplinary team and the wider Trust.

Provide information and support to patients ensuring all those involved in their care are aware of changes in the patients condition.

Assist in the safe custody, checking and administration of drugs

Participate in an on-call service for emergency procedures following induction and completion of clinical competencies.

Assist other members of the team in the preparation of the Catheter Laboratories

Undertake the role of scrub/circulating nurse within the department

Undertake the role of recovery nurse ensuring immediate and skilled assessment of incoming PPCI patients direct from NWAS, post bronchoscopy and DC Cardioversion patients from Holly suite

Ensure continuous involvement in the trusts patient and family centred care vision and safe from harm vision.

Transfer unstable/stable patients to and from other departments as required

Provide skilled assistance to the Cardiologist

Document all procedural details thoroughly and appropriately on EPR and other clinical databases

Be responsible for the safe management of products and devices being deployed in patients and record data appropriately in Omnicell

Check, label, and dispatch laboratory specimens


Practice and promote safe and efficient use of all resources.

Manage allocated workload without supervision. Support and supervise more junior members of staff and participate in their education and development

Assist more junior staff in meeting objectives as set out in their Personal Development Plan

Monitor and maintain health, safety and security of self and others at all times

Report all incidents, accidents and complaints to the ward/department manager and completes Trust incident forms.

Ensure all equipment is checked and maintained and is in safe working order prior to use

Assist in the maintenance of appropriate stock levels in the department


Act as an effective role model imparting specialist knowledge of cardiac care to all nursing staff and other members of the multi-disciplinary team.

Take an active role in the induction, orientation and mentoring of staff.

Promote Health Education within the Department.

Take an active part in Personal Development Planning.

Ensure that all members of the nursing team are aware of and adhere to the Trust and ward policies/protocols in relation to all aspects of patient care and Health and Safety, Infection Control, Fire and Cardiac Arrest.

Ensure both self and team members achieve annual mandatory training requirements

Participate in preceptorship and mentorship programmes

Undertake continuous professional and clinical development, seeking opportunities to enhance skills


Act at all times in a manner that upholds the reputation of the Trust and safeguards the wellbeing and dignity of patients and their relatives.

Identify objectives within a PDP that supports the delivery of high standards of clinical care

Maintain own Personal Development Plan

Act always in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct and Guidance documents and maintain active status on NMC Registrar.

Acknowledge any limitations of competence and only carry out duties after receiving instruction and being assessed as competent.

Comply with all Professional, and Trust Rules, Codes and Policies.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • Registered Nurse with active PIN
  • Evidence of continuing professional development linked to clinical competencies


  • Assessing and Mentoring Qualification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience in the relevant speciality of the post, ideally within the NHS setting.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the principles of clinical governance e.g. risk management, audit and quality
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues


  • Involvement in Audit or Research
  • Previous experience of working in a Cath Lab

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to plan and prioritise care for patients
  • Commitment to patient and family centred care
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, visitors and colleagues
  • Have effective interpersonal skills
  • Computer literate /Keyboard Skills


  • Experience of supervising and training students

Values & Behaviours


  • Adopts a professional approach
  • Maintaining and promoting a 'can do' approach

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital


Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Foundation Trust

Thomas Drive


L14 3PE

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