Nursing - Cardiac Assessment Specialist Nurse - Band 6 development role

  • Department Specialist Nurses - Cardiology
  • Salary £35,392.00 – £42,618 per annum
  • Closing Date 25/06/2024
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital (Telford) with cross site working at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-CAS-088-A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

An exciting development opportunity has arisen within The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Cardiology Services for an Acute Cardiac Assessment Specialist Nurse.  This is a full-time role, initially Monday-Friday, 7.5 hour shifts leading to a 7 day working pattern as the service develops.   

The role will currently be based at The Princess Royal Hospital (Telford), however you will also be required to work cross-site at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.   

*This is a Band 6 development role moving to Band 7 once the competencies are met, this is likely to take 12 – 18 months*

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing a specialist nursing service. The post holder will support a comprehensive highly specialist assessment service to patients presenting via the emergency portals with a variety of suspected cardiac conditions and will assist in formulating a working diagnosis and management plan for both patients for whom the Cardiac Assessment Nurse decides needs to be admitted and for those patients for whom outpatient pathway is appropriate.

The post holder will support the Cardiac service and undertake Rapid Access Chest Pain clinics in line with the competencies of the service specification.

The post holder will work as a part of a team to support   members of other multi-disciplinary teams including but not exclusively in the ED, AMU and Cardiology Department. They will participate in education, audit, research, and development of new initiatives, supporting the review and updating of cardiac service policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines both locally and trust wide.

The post holder will work closely with the senior Cardiac Assessment Nurse, Cardiology Consultants and middle grades to achieve the above roles.

Working for your organisation

As a Trust, we are passionate about helping our staff to achieve their career aspirations, and can offer a variety of learning and development opportunities to support your continued professional development. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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