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Inherited Cardiac Conditions Lead Nurse Specialist

Employer
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
At Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital we provide specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine including adult cystic fibrosis and diagnostic imaging, both in the hospital and out in the community. We serve a catchment area of 2.8 million people, spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, and increasingly we receive referrals from outside these areas for highly specialised services.

We have an exciting opportunity to join an established regional Inherited Cardiac Conditions service, in a new Inherited Cardiac Conditions Lead Nurse Specialist role. The post will be based in Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital and in Community Hubs.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced senior Nurse to join the ICC service at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital.

As a band 8A ICC lead Nurse Specialist you will proactively manage your own caseload of patients with pathology and those attending for screening, and work with partners across professional, operational and system boundaries to improve the provision of the ICC service.

The clinics will be held onsite, in community hubs and over the telephone. The post holder will be involved with the running and delivery of the drug provocation service.

The post holder will always act within the NMC's Code of Conduct, working within clinical and professional protocols.

The post holder will provide a high-quality service within Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital and Community Hubs to all individuals and families dealing with a diagnosis or undergoing testing related to Inherited Cardiac Conditions and will be responsible for co-ordinating their pathway from time of referral onwards.

In addition, the post holder will be expected to participate in the strategic development of the Inherited Cardiac Conditions service.

About us

As the largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in the UK, we, at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, have a clear vision 'to be the best cardiothoracic integrated healthcare organisation'.

We provide specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine both in the hospital and out in the community.

We serve a catchment area of 2.8 million people, spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, and increasingly we receive referrals from outside these areas for highly specialised services such as aortics.

Our reputation for strong performance is important in delivering the best care for our patients and high quality clinical services. This is underpinned by a culture of research and innovation, delivered in modern estate and our encouragement of flexible working in a variety of forms.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will act as a Specialist Lead Nurse practitioner, they will proactively manage their own caseload of patients with pathology and those who are attending forfamily screening, and work with partners across professional, organisational and system boundaries to improve the provision of the ICC service. The clinics will be held onsite, in community hubs and over the telephone. The post holder will always act within the NMCs Code of Conduct, working within clinical and professional protocols.

The post holder will provide a high-quality service within Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital and Community Hubs to all individuals and families dealing with a diagnosis or undergoing testing related to Inherited Cardiac Conditions and will be responsible for co-ordinating their pathway from time of referral onwards.

In addition, the post holder will be expected to participate in the strategic development of the Inherited Cardiac Conditions service by:

Being recognised as an expert in their field, holding additional specialist knowledge and experience

Providing leadership in clinical practice for the professional team and peers and ensuring effective learning experience for students through provision of an educational environment.

Actively disseminating best practice through presentations and participating in nursing research and national working parties.

The post holder will be working closely with the wider Inherited Cardiac Conditions Multi-disciplinary team

Nurse Specialist (Band 7)

Nurse Consultant

Consultant Cardiologists

ICC Co-ordinators

Geneticist, Genetic Counsellors

Cardiac Diagnostics team

Clinical Psychology team[KA1]

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

Investigation for a possible cardiac genetic disorder

Counselling so that patient can comprehend quite often complex medical facts, including the diagnosis, probable course of the disorder and the available management.

Appreciate the way in which inheritance contributes to the disorder, and the risk of recurrence in specified relatives.

Understand the alternatives for dealing with the risk of recurrence.

Guide and provide information for patients to assist them in the decision-making process during treatment/action which seems to them most appropriate.

Support them through investigations/treatment where indicated.

To act as an educational resource in the field of cardiac genetics

Utilising advanced clinical skills in the assessment of patients including taking a clinical history, a detailed family history, perform clinical examination, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe and initiate medication and use advanced clinical reasoning to produce an appropriate treatment plan.
  • Maintain multi-professional relationships to enable the seamless flow of the service and patient pathway.
  • Maintain databases and research documentation as required.
  • Undertake administrative tasks as required including patient follow -up.
  • Provide expert advice and clinical practice in relation to the specialty.
  • Maintain appropriate channels and styles of communication to meet the needs of patients, relatives, carers, managers, peers and other professional agencies.


Person Specification

Qualification & Education

Essential

  • Registered General Nurse
  • Educated to master's level in appropriate field or working towards.
  • Mentorship course or relevant teaching and assessing qualification - ENB 998.
  • Clinical Examination qualification
  • Specialist Course in Inherited Cardiac Conditions.
  • Independent Nurse Prescriber V300.


Desirable

  • Qualification & Education
  • Advanced communication course
  • Leadership/management qualification
  • Evidence of highly specialist postgraduate training and appropriate implementation of new learning


Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • Research based approach to practice.
  • Recent Cardiology assessment experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years at Band 7 within the Inherited Cardiac Conditions setting.
  • Minimum of 5 years post registration in relevant specialty.
  • Experience in teaching multidisciplinary groups in Cardiology.
  • Experience in service development.
  • Experience in working as a member of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience of working/engaging with support Groups and Charities
  • To have evidence of continuously updated knowledge through reflective practice and comprehensive CPD file
  • Able to apply an expert level of knowledge and skills.
  • Evidence of an advanced standard of performance in a range of areas
  • Record of experience in training/teaching and supervising others
  • Evidence of influencing, motivating, and negotiating with others to achieve change in relation to care.
  • Has evidence of ability to take responsibility at a high level and make appropriate decisions, using a problem solving approach
  • Able to initiate and manage change


Desirable

  • Clinical and operational management experience.
  • Experience of leading a team.


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Proficient IT/EPR skills
  • Has a track record of continuing professional and personal development
  • Evidence of having played a key role in development or improvement of services.
  • Proven track record of tactful, diplomatic, and sensitive communication with colleagues, all members of the MDT, patients and carers etc
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills
  • Shows genuine empathy and understanding for patients, their families, and carers (balanced with objectivity)
  • Has good presentation skills, clear speaking voice and appropriate use of language
  • Able to consistently work well as part of a team, showing empathy and support for colleagues.
  • Shows complete reliability in all matters. oIs honest and trustworthy
  • Able to lead a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage a diverse workload
  • Has mature, professional manner at all times
  • Has proven ability to act as a 'role model' for their profession
  • Practices in an anti-discriminatory manner
  • Takes responsibility for own actions
  • Is self-aware, able to initiate and manage self-change when necessary
  • Is flexible and adaptable
  • Seeks guidance when appropriate
  • Has proven stability, remains calm under pressure
  • Has evidence of an ability to maintain a positive outlook and encourage this in others
  • Is creative, using lateral thinking and initiative
  • Able to cope in emergencies


Research and Audit

Essential

  • Evidence of participation in audit and research-based nursing practice.
  • Able to critically appraise research.
  • Evidence of presenting audit and research.
  • Able to analyse and evaluate data and audit.


Desirable

  • Evidence of publishing articles, posters, papers relevant to field


Values & Behaviours

Essential

  • Committed to continued personal and educational development


Desirable

  • Previous Senior Leadership position


Other

Essential

  • Able to be mobile between different venues and locations in the community


Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

Address

Liverpool Heart and Chest

Thomas Drive

Liverpool

L14 3PE

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410-MED-6412888

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