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Cardiology Specialist Nurse - Rapid Access Chest Pain

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will work as an autonomous specialist nurse practitioner in the RACPC service using specialized skills and knowledge to assess, planimplement and evaluate expert nursing care for patients to facilitate early diagnosis, investigation,and treatments.

Our large district general hospitals, specialist units and community sites provide a vibrant and diverse working environment with the extensiveopportunities and teaching facilities you wouldexpect of a large trust.

East Kent offers stunning countryside, beautiful beaches and charming places of historic interest, with easy access to London. With excellentschools, a wealth of leisure facilities and easy family days out on your doorstep, alongside beautiful and affordable housing stock, theperfect work-life balance couldn't be easier to achieve.

Main duties of the job

To triage patient referrals to the service ensuring they are appropriate patients, and that they are seen promptly.Request relevant tests, prescribe medications if necessary and make onward referrals.

The post holder will respond to test results and communicate these to the patient, GP and other health care professionals.

The post holder will provide education and advice to ensure the patient is engaged with their treatment plan.

They will work within the multidisciplinary team.

They will be involved in the development of policies and participate in audits, clinical governance and research.

Resilience to workplace pressures including working to deadlines or in stressful environments.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people. Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'. We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Please note that if you require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK you must declare this on your application form, even if you currently have a certificate of sponsorship or a work permit for another role and are already working in the country. Please note we are only able to sponsor candidates on a Skilled Worker Visa applying for roles Band 5 and above.

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East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


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