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Cardiac Assessment Nurse

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Pro Rata, Per Annum - Salary is dependant on experience
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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We are looking to recruit an experienced practitioner to join our Cardiac Assessment Team (CAT) to work autonomously across our pathways to ensure the delivery of high quality, patient focused care to those with acute cardiac presentations.

CAT leads on the management of patients. As an independent practitioner you will use your knowledge and skills to assess, risk stratify and treat patients presenting with a variety of cardiac conditions that can be managed through our Same Day Emergency Care pathway.

Working alongside colleagues within the Emergency Department you will provide clinical assessment and support in the care of a diverse and undetermined caseload with cardiac conditions. You will support in the clinical management of these patients along the pathways to the most appropriate point of care include territory centres, our own Coronary Care Unit or through the Cardiac Assessment Unit.

The successful applicant will have experience of providing care to those with acute conditions. Applicants should hold a relevant post qualification cardiac course and/or be able to demonstrate evidence of interpreting ECG's in an acute setting. Physical Assessment Skills and being an Independent Non-Medical Prescriber are desirable but not essential.

1 x Full-time fixed term post available

Main duties of the job

- To provide effective clinical leadership to all staff in contact with cardiac patients across the Trust.- Working as an autonomous practitioner, clinically examine and assess health and wellbeing needs of cardiac patients from a physiological and psychological perspective, and plan clinical care accordingly.- To manage a clinical caseload as an advanced level practitioner, utilising specialist knowledge and skills based on theoretical & practical experience.- Triage referrals and make onward referrals.- Demonstrate a high level of complex decision making in relation to the assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation of patient care.- Prescribe and review medication for therapeutic effectiveness, appropriate to patient needs and in accordance with evidence-based practice and national and practice protocols, and within scope of practice.- To be responsible for patient's progress along the agreed care pathways, which are supported by the implementation of evidence-based practices.

About us

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of excellent health care, improved health for all. We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust recognises the values and transferable skills that the Armed Forces community bring and recognise their compatibility with NHS roles.

We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake

Person Specification

Qualifications and Education


  • Registered Nurse (active registration on Part 1 or 2 of the NMC register.) or AHP /ACP with relevant acute hospital experience
  • Active NMC/HCPC registration.Post registration study BSc (Professional Studies in Coronary / Cardiac Care) or Experience of ECG interpretation in acute setting
  • Physical Examination Course and evidence of using these skills.
  • Evidence of professional development and regular study since qualification.


  • Advanced Life Support (ALS) holder
  • Evidence of study at Masters Level or can demonstrate experience of operating at this level
  • Independent Prescriber (V300)



  • Minimum 6 years recent cardiac nursing experience.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in caring for patients with complex cardiac conditions.
  • In-depth knowledge of treatment options in the management of Acute Cardiac conditions including non-invasive ventilation CPAP, Optiflow.
  • Competent to take arterial or capillary blood gasses, interpret the results and adapt treatment in accordance with the findings.
  • Experience of close liaison with members of multidisciplinary team and has developed team working skills and implemented effective teamwork across the acute or community setting.
  • Leadership experience.

Knowledge & Training


  • Ability to analyse and interpret ECGs
  • Evidence of employing extended high-level clinical skills.
  • Knowledge of basic Cardiac arrythmias and their management
  • Knowledge of phases 1 and 2 cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention
  • Knowledge of Acute Heart Failure and an understanding of the management of the condition.


  • IRMER for referrer qualification



  • Significant recent cardiology experience.
  • Experience in an acute Cardiac Care Environment
  • In-depth knowledge of how to care for patients with a range of cardiac conditions.

Communication & Relationship skills


  • Ability to communicate complex information in clear concise manner

Analytical & Judgement Skills


  • Computer literate
  • Projects / research undertaken on own initiative or as part of previous posts held

Planning & Organisation Skills


  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service in conjunction with other members of the team

Physical Skills


  • Able to cope with unpredictable work patterns, changing circumstances and cope with distressing or emotional circumstances.

Employer details

Employer name

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust


Russell's Hall Hospital

Pensnett Road



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