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Arrhythmia Specialist Nurse

Employer
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Fazakerley
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Arrhythmia Specialist Nurse

Band 7

Permanent - 37.5 Hours per week

There is an exciting opportunity to join an established team of Arrhythmia Nurses at Aintree Hospital.

The service centres around patients who have a suspected arrhythmia, for e.g atrial fibrillation, SVT or are being investigated for an episode of syncope.

The role is predominantly focused in the outpatient area providing clinical assessment and diagnosis of patients suspected of arrhythmia with support from the MDT.

The role also incorporates the outpatient cardioversion service, provocation testing and virtual clinics that cover a 7 day service.

To deliver a comprehensive support service for patients diagnosed and suffering from cardiac arrhythmia's and promoting a seamless pathway of care for this patient group and ensuring individualised patient support, effective self-management and education.

Acting as a resource point providing educational and clinical support to health professionals within primary & secondary care

Main duties of the job

Works autonomously in day to day practice with support from the Consultant Cardiologist and Advance Nurse Practitioners (ANPs)

Provides a comprehensive clinical assessment of patients using advanced clinical knowledge and skills including pharmacology and use of antiarrhythmic/cardiology drugs obtained through completion of the Supplementary/Independent prescriber's course.

Has the ability to carry out detailed assessments of patient's arrhythmic risk utilising knowledge of ECG, Echocardiography, angiography and other cardiological diagnostic testing.

Uses highly specialist and well-developed communication skills to deal effectively with patient and family education needs, including breaking bad news, prognosis and dealing with emotive situations.

Develops and implements policy and practice guidelines specific to the management of patients with arrhythmia's to deliver high standards of care.

Acts as a resource point providing education and support at local and regional level for health care professionals within Primary and Secondary care.

The ability to interpret complex investigations and acting accordingly to deliver evidence based clinical care, incorporating government initiatives and Cardiology guidelines.

To produce complex reports and is able to produce a good standard of written communication to report findings to other members of the multidisciplinary team, primary care, patients and their families.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

To hear more about our achievements click herehttps://www.liverpoolft.nhs.uk/media/13089/1606-annual-report-booklet_final.pdf

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The role involves an experienced nurse who can work autonomously to provide a service to patients suffering from arrhythmia's or syncope, mainly in the outpatient setting, although some time may be spent in the ward area.

The successful candidate will require adequate clinical examination skills to undertake a comprehensive patient assessment, examination and diagnostic assessment. As part of a multidisciplinary team you will have the opportunity to seek support from more senior colleagues as required.

As an independent nurse in a Specialist area, you will be required to produce a high standard or written documentation and be able to independently interpret results with some clinical support from senior colleagues.

Please refer to the Job description and Person Specification for more detail.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • RGN
  • Post-registration qualification in specialist area
  • Teaching and assessing.


Desirable

  • Completed clinical Examination modules And Non-medical prescribing


Experience

Essential

  • Range of clinical experience.
  • Demonstrable experience in Cardiology assessment, diagnosis and management.
  • Experience of teaching and assessing in the clinical area.


Desirable

  • Participation in staff management
  • Participated in service development and implementation of change.


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of professional and NHS issues.
  • Detailed knowledge of current best practice area and at least 2 years' experience at band 6 level


Desirable

  • Basic knowledge of financial management within the clinical setting.
  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development.


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to communicate in a variety of settings with patients of varying levels of understanding.
  • Ability to communicate unpleasant and sensitive information.
  • Able to present written information in a logical manner.
  • The ability to interpret heart rhythms accurately.
  • To interpret abnormal findings on a 12 lead ECG
  • Able to manage own workload, work autonomously, plan, organise and prioritise whilst co- ordinating the work of others with minimal supervision.
  • Basic IT skills in word processing and spreadsheets


Desirable

  • Ability to develop effective interpersonal relationships with colleagues in the health care setting
  • Assertive


Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Aintree NHS Hospital

Longmoor Lane

Fazakerley

L9 7AL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

287-AMED-47-24-A

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