Nursing - Heart Assessment Team Sister (Band 7)

  • Department Heart Failure / Cardiac Rehab
  • Salary £43,742.00 – £50,056 per annum
  • Closing Date 29/05/2024
  • Location Princess Royal Hospital, Telford; Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-SHA-251
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent and Fixed term
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital for three positions as a Senior Heart Assessment Team  Sister managing heart failure and cardiac rehabilitation patients. 

The successful applicant will be a qualified NMC registered Nurse with proven post registration experience in Cardiology at Band 6 level or above.

There is one full time permanent position at the The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford, one full time permanent position at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and one fixed term for 12 months position at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.  Within these roles there may be the need to work cross site.

Main duties of the job

Working as an autonomous practitioner, the post holder will provide a comprehensive highly specialist service to patients with heart failure and cardiac rehabilitation needs  participating  in the delivery of patient centred care. 

The post holder will act as an expert and resource  for members  of the multi-disciplinary team supporting  the clinical assessment and management  of all patients  with heart failure  and helping to ensure a comprehensive, patient centred, integrated  service is delivered.  The post holder  will be proactive  in optimising  evidence based pharmacological and non-pharmacological  treatments  in an effort  to reduce symptoms, improve quality of life  and reduce hospital  admissions  and length  of hospital inpatient stay.  

Within the role , the post holder will have responsibility for providing  ongoing assessment support and lifestyle advice to cardiac patients  on an inpatient and outpatient basis  through  one to one consultations or group sessions  and will have responsibility  for leading junior team members in the delivery of a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation exercise and education programme. 

Working for your organisation

As an organisation we strive to provide high quality, safe care for our patients in an environment which our staff are proud to work in. We believe that by adhering to our Vision (“To provide excellent care for the communities we serve”) and working with our Trust Values in mind (Partnering, Ambitious, Caring, Trusted) we can achieve the right results for the people that matter most – our patients and their families.

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 continued professional development. 

The main service delivery at The Princess Royal Hospital (Telford) is focussed on the management of patients with heart failure and the main service delivery at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital is Cardiac Rehabilitation for  patients following cardiac intervention and with heart failure.

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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