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Staff Nurse

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Full / Part Time (considered) & On Call commitment.

Working pattern 08:00 - 18:00 4 days a week, mainly with some Saturdays on a reduced rota.

Would you like to work in a friendly environment, closely supported by our team of Nurses, Doctors, Radiographers & Cardiac Physiologists?

Learn about all the latest Cardiology Interventions in a center with an international profile which is right here in Leicester.

Gain invaluable clinical skills in this sought-after field of nursing.

Interventional Cardiology is part of the wider Renal, Respiratory, Cardiac and Vascular management group (RRCV) at Glenfield Hospital (GH).

The campus has its own emergency ambulance bay and helipad, modern specialty theatres and intensive care units are also based on this site. GH campus is a regional centre for clinical research with both Respiratory and Cardiac Biomedical Research Units based here with close links with both the University of Leicester and De Montfort University.

Cardiac Cath Lab is an area where most of our procedures are under local anesthetic . This role is similar to theatre nursing with one to one patient contact with the opportunity to build a unique relationship with your patient and make a profound difference to their lives.

This is particularly relevant when you start to work on-call as you will be part of the team who regularly save lives with the emergency intervention service for Heart Attack and Out of Hospital Arrest patients

Main duties of the job

On Call commitment is essential to provide cover for emergency admissions, you will work as part of the on call team.
  • Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of evidence-based nursing care for a group of patients. Assist in and contribute to the management and organisation of a ward/clinical area
  • Actively contribute to setting and maintaining high standards of quality nursing care
  • Actively participate in the education, development and supervision of other staff members.
  • Work collaboratively and co-operatively with others to meet the needs of patients and their families
  • Act as a clinical and professional role model, mentoring, assessing and supporting students and learners on placement within the clinical area

We offer:-
  • A fully supported induction and training program which will last at least 12 weeks but will be tailored to the individual - (we do not ask for prior experience but acute care experience is an advantage).
  • When you work on-call you will be paid at Band 6 rate.
  • Regular in-house technical and clinical skills training sessions supported by industry.
  • The opportunity to train as an Interventional Cardiology scrub nurse
  • Experience of TAVI, Advanced EP studies and Coronary Intervention procedures

To see some of our staff at work at Glenfield Hospital please search for 'Glenfield Shine' on Vimeo

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About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

Job description

Job responsibilities

In addition to the main Registered Nurse Job description and person specification (which is a generic document) it is essential that all applicants to this position:-
  • Have the physical ability to perform the full range of nursing duties which in this post includes wearing Radiological (x ray) protection (Lead Apron / Tunic) as this is a radiology area.
  • Are able to work on-call according to roster after appropriate training and induction

  • Ward/Unit Manager
  • Multi-disciplinary teams
  • Medical staff
  • Facilities
  • Nursing Directorate
  • Infection control
  • Nursespecialists
  • CMG Education and Practice team
  • Clinical support nurses Practice learning leads and Clinical Placement Facilitators

  • Delivery of effective health care within the organisation
  • Perform comprehensive assessments of patients nursing needs and plan, implement and evaluate care delivery according to changing healthcare needs.
  • Take responsibility for the care needs of individuals and groups of patients. Collect, collate and fully accurately report patient information, maintaining accurate, complete and contemporaneous nursing records.
  • Involve patients and carers/relatives in the planning and delivery of care.
  • Work collaboratively with other professionals and agencies to ensure needs are met in relation to care input, support for ongoing care needs and safe discharge.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with patients and carers/relatives.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • RGN 1st Level.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development or evidence of reflective profile
  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training that will enhance service delivery.

Clinical Skills, Knowledge, Ability and Experience


  • Demonstrates foundation of knowledge relating to cardiac cath labs
  • Demonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise for the grade and specialty applied for.
  • Competent IV administration


  • ECG interpretation training
  • Venepuncture and Cannulation

Leadership and Education


  • Ability to made decisions and prioritise a clinical patient workload.
  • Understands the importance of teamwork and their role within the multi - disciplinary team


  • Acts as a mentor and/or assessor and provide support to learners within the ward or unit.

UHL Values


  • Can demonstrate appropriate example of UHL Trust Values

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust



Groby Road



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