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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse - Cardiac Angiography Suite

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Cardiac Angiography Suite (CAS) is a unique area of the Oxford Heart Centre made up of 5 Cath Labs, a 16 bed Day Unit and a 4 bed Assessment Area.

We are looking for dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 nurse to complement our friendly multidisciplinary team. Within the area patients undergo a wide variety of cardiac procedures. These include Coronary Angiography/Intervention, Pacemaker/ICD implantation, Electrophysiology Studies/Ablations, Structural/Congenital procedures and Trans-Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI). We also perform nurse led Cardioversions, Transoesophageal Echoes, and Drug Challenges.

The team in CAS strives to provide each and every patient with the best care possible in a safe and welcoming environment. Candidates will need to demonstrate a passion for high quality, patient centred care and a commitment to developing the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver it. We are looking for a forward thinking enthusiastic Senior Staff Nurse. You will be required to demonstrate project management and people management skills in order to help lead the service and support the team. The right candidate will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, experience of multidisciplinary collaborative practice and proven leadership and organisational skills.

Main duties of the job

The post involves working between the Day Unit/Assessment Area and the Cath Labs. Previous experience in a Cardiac Catheter Laboratory setting is compulsory for this role. We provide ongoing opportunities for career development and training for additional extended roles such as conscious sedation and nurse led cardioversions. We also have close ties with Oxford Brookes University providing excellent prospects for continued education and qualifications.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trustis one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community.We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence.These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be an expert nurse within cardiology and will assist with the delivery of multidisciplinary care for cardiology patients, working alongside the CAS sister and wider senior team.

The post holder will support and assist with activities which contribute towards staff development and education in order to ensure the delivery of effective, evidence based multidisciplinary practice.

The post holder is responsible for providing expert practice through leadership, consultation, clinical advice, teaching and support for staff.

The post holder will work with clinical colleagues to provide information, advice and support to patients with complex cardiac conditions

The post holder will identify and initiate changes in response to the needs of the service and will assist with fostering a culture that contributes to the clinical governance agenda.

The post holder will facilitate the provision of high-quality safe care within the department. The role will include working clinically and acting as a role model for staff, co-ordinating the unit, shadowing and mentoring junior team members and having management time to assist with projects/ undertake work relevant to the Band 6 role.

The post holder will contribute towards the development and implementation of protocols and guidance, and provide assurance of the provision of evidence-based care for patients.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered nurse part 1 or 8 or 12 or 15 of register (depending on area of practice)
  • Current first level RN, registration with NMC
  • Teaching / Assessment/ Mentoring qualification


  • Completed or completing a cardiorespiratory course or willing to undertake
  • Registered Non-medical prescriber



  • Demonstrates up to date knowledge in the specialty
  • Knowledge of the key professional issues and NMC guidelines relating to professional practice.
  • Evidence of being able to work across organisational boundaries
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Experience of applying research evidence to clinical practice.



  • Demonstrates understanding of relevant national strategy / policy and how this relates to the service
  • Commitment to maintain own fitness for practice through maintaining a personal profile of practice competencies (portfolio)
  • Understanding of appropriate health and safety legislation
  • Understanding of equal opportunities

Skills / Abilities


  • Confident in own knowledge base, aware of learning needs and seeks guidance when appropriate
  • Previous experience of formal/informal teaching of patients and staff.
  • Able to critically review and communicate clinical information
  • Decision making skills
  • Demonstrates skilled written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to organise own workload
  • IT skills


  • Negotiation skills
  • Awareness of own leadership skills/style
  • Demonstrates a clear vision of the role and service
  • Ability to initiate, sustain and evaluate change.



  • Experience of working in a Cath Lab environment
  • Demonstrates clinical experience in relevant area of clinical practice
  • Evidence of ability to work collaboratively
  • Previous experience in audit and evaluation
  • Experience of acting as a clinical supervisor, appraiser and mentor to others


  • Multidisciplinary working
  • Leadership role

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service in conjunction with other members of the team
  • Appropriately assertive, able to listen to others views, supportive to others
  • Uses initiative and able to explain own decisions

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


John Radcliffe Hospital (Oxford Heart Centre)

Headley Way



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