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Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
13 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced cardiac nurse who would like to develop specialist skills in cardiac rehabilitation. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is enthusiastic about secondary prevention for a wide range of cardiac patients who we treat in our cardiac centre. You will join an established multidisciplinary team and be involved in all components of cardiac rehabilitation from inpatient education and risk factor stratification after an acute cardiac event, telephone support and triage of ongoing symptoms, and continue the patient's journey into their core phase which involves exercise and health promotion.

You will be well supported and in time manage your own caseload of patients.

You will need to be a degree educated registered nurse with a strong cardiac nursing background and with evidence of post registration studies in cardiac care. In addition you need to have a Teaching and addressing module and basic and advanced life support skills.

Main duties of the job

To assist in the ongoing development, management and implementation of a service which facilitates the rehabilitation of both medical and surgical cardiac patients to the optimum level of physical and psychological wellbeing.

To manage own caseload of patients autonomously and undertake specialist nursing procedures e.g. coronary heart disease risk factor assessment and act upon findings making appropriate referrals as necessary to the smoking cessation nurse specialist, physiotherapists, psychology services or consultant physician.

To work as a team member within the Cardiac Rehabilitation team delivering a high standard of specialist nursing to cardiac patients and their families across all phases of cardiac rehabilitation.

This will be achieved by the provision of education on lifestyle changes to patients, their families, and carers during Cardiac Rehabilitation early and core phases, and through the discharge talks.

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the role and responsibilities please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Clinical Experience


  • Strong cardiac nursing experience
  • Evidence of post registration study in cardiac
  • Teaching and assessing qualification


  • Cardiology and cardiac surgery nursing
  • Experience of audit

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).
  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Royal Sussex County Hospital



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