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Cardiology Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology SDEC

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time





We are looking for a highly skilled and outstanding Nurse Practitioners to join the Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) Unit (Cardiology) at Worcestershire Royal Hospital. As a nurse practitioner you will provide clinical assessment and treatment of those patients who would ordinarily have been admitted to hospital as an emergency.

You will have significant post-registration experience, be a non-medical prescriber and have advanced clinical skills to help you effectively manage cardiology patients in the Same Day Emergency Care Unit.

The post holder will work autonomously in the SDEC Unit seeing patients with different chest pain presentations to provide an assessment, diagnosis and undertake treatments / interventions and care for patients with differential diagnosis by following agreed pathways.

The Nurse Practitioner will have advanced clinical skills in assessment and will evidence management of cardiology patients but nurses with broad acute medical experience will be considered, ensuring an optimum standard of patient centred care.

For an informal visit or further information please contact :

Kerry O'Dowd, Lead Nurse for Cardiology Specialist Teams on 01905 733948, Extn. 30710 or via switchboard on 01905 763333 bleep 278.

Main duties of the job

Non-Medical Prescribing and Physical Assessment skills is essential for this role.

You will also need to have excellent written and communication skills and be computer literate.

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is over 7,000 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work in a specialist clinical role providing high quality care for patients presenting with cardiology conditions including ACS, arrhythmia, and heart failure. Care will be delivered in cardiology SDEC, clinics and ward settings, including in reach to urgent care areas and medical wards across all sites (Alexandra, Worcester, and Kidderminster)

To participate or take the lead, as appropriate in the nurse led Cardioversion/DCCV list and outpatient pre-assessment of these patients.

The post holder will share the management of the trust wide cardiology specialist nurse team with the other cardiology nurse practitioners in the team. Key responsibilities will be allocated on a rotational basis.

The post holder will have excellent ECG interpretation skills and knowledge of cardiac investigations including ETT, CTCA, Echocardiogram, stress echo and cardiac MRI

The post holder will undertake initial assessment and/or review of patients with differentiated and undifferentiated diagnoses.

Organise and facilitate early cardiac investigations and prompt referral to a cardiologist.

The post holder will share the coordination of mentorship and education of junior nursing colleagues and students.

Maintain compliance with quality improvement projects and mandatory audit relevant to the service.

Participate in developing service criteria, pathways of care, protocols and guidelines service development encompassing audit, research, innovation, and evaluation.

To work collaboratively, using specialist knowledge and skills across organisational, professional, and geographical boundaries.

Person Specification



  • Demonstrable clinical skills in specialty.
  • Advanced knowledge of the range of presentations, diagnoses & current management options within the specialty area
  • Evidence of planning & organisational skills.
  • Evidence of being able to work in partnership across organisational boundaries, delegating and referring as appropriate
  • Awareness of local and national issues relating to healthcare provision.
  • Awareness of current professional issues.


  • Independent working and autonomy.
  • Experience of applying research evidence to clinical practice.
  • Previous clinical experience including setting up and running clinics and services.



  • Registered Nurse on sub-part 1 or 2 of the professional register
  • 1st degree nursing
  • Cardiology care course or equivalent
  • Adult health assessment module
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification


  • Advanced communication or working towards.
  • Consent or working towards.
  • Leadership course
  • Recruiting and retaining staff or equivalent.
  • MSC advancing practice.
  • Portfolio of evidence in line with specialty

Skills and Knowledge


  • Advanced ECG skills.
  • Demonstrable clinical skills in specialty.
  • Advanced Life Support
  • Computer literacy
  • Venepuncture and cannulation.

Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust


Charles Hastings Way




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