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Band 6 Clinical Nurse Specialist - Heart Failure

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to become an enhanced nurse specialist as part of a heart failure team. We are a close-knit team supported by senior consultants and other members of our MDT.

We provide both inpatient and outpatient care and are involved from first diagnosis to end stage heart failure. The role focuses on ensuring evidence-based medicines are optimised, providing lifestyle advice, and ensuring patients have a comprehensive management plan. We hold weekly multidisciplinary meetings to discuss complex patients and access the expertise of, cardiac rhythm management, advanced heart failure and palliative care experts. We are excited to be part of new and inventive ways of working using IT and services such as virtual wards to support patient care. The post holder will be a key member of the team influencing service development and involved in internal audit, research, and inputting data into the national heart failure database (NICOR).

There are opportunities to continue professional development and to grow skills in enhanced practice as an autonomous practitioner and be involved in research and training and education.You will receive a comprehensive induction programme closely supported by senior nurses, and follow the BSH competency framework to guide development. There will be the possibility to progress your leadership skills through training programmes within the trust. As a trust we support flexible working patterns that meet the needs of the service.

Main duties of the job

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & professional Qualifications


  • First level registration
  • First level degree
  • Evidence of post registration qualification in Coronary/Cardiac care
  • Heart Failure Module or willingness to work towards
  • Physical Examination course and evidence of using these skills in practice
  • Educated to Master's degree or willing to work towards
  • Teaching/Mentorship/Assessment qualification or experience


  • End of Life/Advanced communication qualification or willing to work towards



  • Minimum 5 years recent cardiology experience
  • Evidence of teaching and developing others
  • Ability to analyse and interpret ECG's, Echos and routine blood tests
  • Experience of nursing patients living with heart failure.
  • Experience of service planning/managing change e.g. provide examples of projects/research undertaken under own initiative
  • Experience of running nurse led clinics
  • Experience of managing own caseload of patients

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Barnet Hospital

Wellhouse Ln,



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