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Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist Nurse - Conquest and Eastbourne DGH

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
St Leonards on Sea
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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A rare opportunity has arisen to work within our Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist Team at the Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General hospital.We are looking to appoint a self-motivated, enthusiastic and positive thinking nurse to work in a cross-site role. To work 30 hours a week over 4 days - 2 days at each hospital site. This person will need to have a keen interest in cardiac prevention and rehabilitation, and be able to practice autonomously.

This is an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in this specialist area of cardio-vascular medicine to develop expertise and further his or her professional development.You will be responsible for an individual caseload of clients post referral through to discharge from the programme, this will cover in-patient and out- patient settings, clinics, and exercise groups.The role involves careful and comprehensive clinical assessment throughout the patient's treatment the safe running of and participation in the out- patient exercise groups and cardiovascular risk assessment clinics. It includes advice on optimising secondary prevention. You will provide individualised, cardiovascular risk assessment, lifestyle and risk factor modification, and behaviour change advice.

Main duties of the job

You should have experience in the cardio-vascular field with good interpersonal and presentation skills. You will need to feel confident to independently manage a patient caseload, including care planning and co-ordinating their menu-based rehabilitation programme. You will work well within the team to provide and supervise a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation programme from referral to discharge, adapted to individual clinical need and patient preference, for all cardio-vascular patients meeting the referral inclusion criteria. We are looking for someone who demonstrates particular skills and interest in cardiac rehabilitation who is a registered nurse with at least five years post registration experience, some within cardio-vascular medicine and who demonstrates drive and excellent communication skills. In return, you will be part of a very friendly, experienced and supportive team, dedicated to helping you to develop your career in this clinical field. We welcome the expertise that you will also bring. If you have not yet worked within cardiac rehabilitation but you are very interested in the role, do not hesitate to call us for further discussion. Further professional training and updates in the specialty to allow you to fulfil your role and develop expertise will be provided.We encourage all staff to participate in Continuing Professional Development.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Nursing diploma or degree
  • Mentorship or equivalent training
  • Evidence of continued professional development to diploma level of equivalent knowledge and experience


  • Cardiac nursing degree
  • Post-grad cardiology nursing courses
  • Counselling qualification or relevant experience
  • Nurse prescribing



  • Significant amount of experience in cardiac nursing
  • Experience of using strategies to empower patients to comply with their treatment plan
  • Experience of managing competing demands of providing services on a daily basis in varied formats
  • Evidence of developing advanced clinical expertise
  • Formal and informal teaching experience


  • Cardiac rehabilitation experience
  • Autonomous nursing role experience
  • Research experience



  • Ability to carry out assessment and treatment of people with cardiac disease including those with complex diagnosis and needs
  • Ability to work with patients who may have complex or life limiting prognosis
  • Able to work in a variety of settings according to service and patient need


  • Evidence of developing innovative practice.
  • Advance physical assessment skills

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Conquest Hospital

The Ridge

St Leonards on Sea

TN37 7RD

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