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Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinical Nurse Specialist

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
To devise, implement and follow up specialist treatments across the disease spectrum for patients within a specific group.

To be a skilled practitioner providing clinical care using an extensive theoretical knowledge base and practical experience to underpin the role, while acting as a role model for the delivery of care.

To deliver specialist educational programmes to a range of healthcare professionals in relation to the specific disease including medical, nursing and Allied Health Professional staff.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has become available within the Cardiothoracic directorate. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our Cardiac Rehabilitation team as a Band 6 Specialist Nurse. The role is challenging, rewarding, diverse but also extremely rewarding. The service is Nurse led and provides high quality centered care for patients in Cardiff & Vale post MI, ACS and Cardiac surgery.

Successful candidates will be required to manage their own caseload, act as a keyworker and liaise across other specialities as part of the Cardiac Rehabilitation MDT.

The role of the Specialist Nurse provides opportunity for personal and professional development and we are seeking individuals who can work autonomously and as part of a small supportive and highly knowledgeable MDT.

Our services are delivered across UHW, UHL and the Community including Community visits so Candidates must have the ability to travel between sites.

We are looking for a dynamic individual who shares the vision of this service and add to the progression of this service.

We are searching for nurses who share our values that:oWe care about the people we serve and the people we work with oWe trust one another oWe respect each other oWe take personal responsibility oWe treat people with kindness oWe act with integrity

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 17,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving over 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission is Living Well, Caring Well, Working Together, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification



  • First Level RGN
  • Degree in Nursing or equivalent
  • Evidence of current post registration development


  • Health Promotion/councelling training



  • Sufficient post basic registraion with extensive knowledge in Cardiac Nursing
  • Experience managing own caseload
  • Experience in teaching and providing professional support


  • Health Promotion education or rehab experience

Knowledge and Skills


  • Clinical competence in cardiac nursing
  • Indepth knowledge and understanding of the speciality
  • Clinical leadership and people mangement skills
  • Teaching and presenting skills
  • Ability to work independently


  • Physical assessment skills course
  • Councelling skills

Personal attributes


  • Adaptable
  • Able to prioritise work effectively
  • Self motivated proactive and innovative


  • Ability to speak Welsh

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales


CF14 4XW

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