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Heart Failure Nurse (Community) - EDGH

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
This is an exciting and challenging post in which you will work as part of a team caring for patients with Heart Failure in the community. This work will take place in an outpatient clinic/domiciliary setting and you must have a full UK driving licence.

You will support patients who have a diagnosis of Heart Failure educating them and enabling them to monitor their symptoms and ensuring they are stable whilst helping to optimise their medical management.

You will work closely with East Sussex Community Health Services Staff and East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and in collaboration with Consultants, Physicians and Cardiologists. You will participate in regular multi-disciplinary meetings.

You will manage your own caseload supported by your band 7 line manager. You will be involved in developing an effective, streamlined and efficient service for the care and management of patients.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have a clinical role with responsibility for the assessment, planning and co-ordination of care to people with diagnosed heart failure. They will manage their own caseload with support from their band 7 line manager. They will perform clinical assessments, review and optimise medication and support positive lifestyle changes through education. The aim will be to prevent acute exacerbations and unnecessary hospital admissions and support the Virtual Ward initiative.

S/he will continuously develop the Heart Failure Service in collaboration with the Specialist Nurses, Heart Failure Consultants, GPs, Community Matrons and other Community Healthcare staff to effectively manage heart failure patients at home.

Support the delivery of education programmes, support groups and rehabilitation groups for patients, carers and healthcare professionals. Be a resource in an advisory role on all aspects of Heart Failure.

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 General Nurse
  • Relevant first level degree or working towards qualification
  • ENB998 or other training / mentorship qualification / equivalent skills
  • Evidence of post-qualification training and development in cardiology nursing
  • Knowledge of clinical/strategic issues relating to the management of heart failure ( NICE guidelines for heart failure, NSF for CHD


  • Specialist cardiology nursing qualification or other relevant post graduate qualification



  • Significant recent experience in managing patients with coronary heart disease at a band 6
  • Experience of assessment and care planning for specialist patient group
  • Experience of ECG recording



  • Enhanced clinical skills in specialist area.
  • Proven patient assessment skills
  • Demonstrates knowledge of medications used in the management of the heart failure patient
  • Knowledge of clinical/strategic issues relating to the management of heart failure such as NICE guidelines for heart failure and the NSF for CHD

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Eastbourne DGH

Kings Drive


BN21 2UD

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