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Staff Nurse

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Staff Nurse (Angiography)

Band 5 �28,407 - �34,581 per annum

Full Time Role

An exciting opportunity has become available to work in the Cardiac catheter Lab at Milton Keynes University Hospital. The unit includes a 6 bedded day unit which runs morning and afternoon lists for both inpatients and outpatients.

Time management, prioritization and delegation skills are essential. Excellent communication skills are paramount as you will be liaising with a wide range of departments and members of the multidisciplinary team from within the Trust.Experience in caring for cardiology patients is desirable.

The unit is a fast paced and exciting area to work in, as a staff nurse you will be involved in assisting for procedures such as Angiograms, Angioplasty, Pacemaker insertions, Direct Current Cardioversions (DCCV) and many other procedures.

This is an exciting time in the unit, with the department starting a new angioplasty service in 2023.

On joining the team, you will attend a week long Trust Induction program followed by 4 weeks working alongside an existing team member, in a supernumerary capacity. During this period, you will also have the opportunity to spend time with some of the

Cardiac nurse specialists, the cardiac physiologists as well as going to the CCU/ cardiology ward.

This role will require a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with the ability to multi task, provide support to other members of the team and deliver excellent patient care.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide effective, professional, and managerial leadership to staff in the absence of the ward sister/charge nurse and/or senior staff nurse
  • To provide and maintain a high standard of nursing care, working in accordance with trust polices and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code of professional conduct at all times.
  • To supervise and develop the knowledge and skills of junior staff and student nurses.
  • To initiate/facilitate developments in nursing in partnership with the ward manager.
  • To assist the ward sister in the review of nursing practice and service delivery so that it is reflective of the National Service Framework and the British Cardiovascular Society/European Society of Cardiology Guidelines.
  • To contribute to the continuing development of the unit, helping with the implementation and evaluation of new projects/developments.
  • To ensure that all lines of communication are identified and used effectively to maintain a high standard of nursing care within the framework of the trust policies.
  • Develop and maintain specialist knowledge of nursing practise relevant to the clinical are.
  • Effectively communicate information to the patient/relatives/carers and all members of the Multidisciplinary team.

About us

94% of the professional scientists surveyed state that MKUH encourages them to report errors and take appropriate actions to resolve them. (MKUH staff survey 2023)

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Job description

Job responsibilities


To demonstrate and promote a patient centred style of clinical practice, to assess patients prior to being admitted for cardiology diagnostic and interventional procedures.

To monitor and care for patients pre and post cardiac procedures on the day ward.

To scrub with the doctors for a wide range of cardiac procedures and be the running nurse during procedures in the cardiac catheter laboratory.


To demonstrate a professional approach to leadership and management of self and colleagues.

To provide clinical support and advice to junior members of staff as appropriate.

To participate in the development of research-based practice.

Service Management

To assist, when necessary, with the definition of nursing standards and maintain the provision and effectiveness of those standards in line with clinical governance.

The post holder will ensure that they are aware of all issues relating to Clinical governance, Quality assurance and Clinical Effectiveness and that they carry out their duties in accordance with these frameworks and standards.


To help to create and maintain an environment conducive to development and learning for all staff. To assist, when necessary, with induction and orientation programs for staff ensuring that the needs of the ward are met.

Use reflective practice to enhance development of self and others.

To develop skills in line with NMC guidelines to supervise/ mentor/ support and educate less experienced, non-registered staff and students in the clinical practice settings.

Please refer to the job description for further details.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • First level General Nursing Degree (or equivalent Experience).
  • BLS
  • Evidence of career development.


  • ILS.
  • Mentorship qualification.



  • Recent acute or cardiology nursing knowledge/experience.
  • Knowledge of current issues in nursing.
  • Knowledge of NMC code of conduct.
  • Knowledge of essence of care.
  • Knowledge of infection control.


  • Current/previous Cardiac Catheter Lab knowledge/experience



  • Up to date clinical skills appropriate to medicine/cardiology.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • IV drug administration.
  • Teaching and presentation skills.
  • IT skills
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Able to direct and supervise unregistered nurses.


  • Venepuncture and cannulation.
  • Diplomacy and negotiation skills.

Personal and people development


  • Motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Approachable
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Able to work as part of the team.
  • Able to reflect on own practice.
  • Smart and presentable appearance
  • Willing to learn and improve personal practice.



  • Able to demonstrate effective communication written and verbal.
  • Able to communicate effectively with other members of the MDT.

Specific requirements


  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Angiography Unit (Dept)

Milton Keynes


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