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Cardiology Nurse Specialist (Chest Pain)

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
27.5 hours per week
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Royal Cornwall Hospital
Truro, Cornwall
£26,565 to £35,577 pa pro rata
28/01/2018 23:59



Cardiology Nurse Specialist (Chest Pain)

An exciting opportunity has arisen in Cardiology and we are looking to recruit an experienced, dynamic, highly motivated and pro-active nurse to our team. You will need to have prior experience working within an acute cardiology setting and be able to demonstrate a high level of knowledge and expertise relating to Cardiology as well as a broad range of medical conditions. These attributes will enable you to work as an independent practitioner, whilst at the same time working closely with the multi-disciplinary team as part of a team of specialist nurses. We promote excellent communication and interpersonal skills which will enable you to work / liaise with the wider multi-disciplinary team in both secondary and primary care. Depending on experience, you may be required to undertake additional training to enable you to fulfil the role. This will largely be provided in the clinical setting but also classroom based.

The Chest Pain Specialist Nursing Team have responsibilities that include reviewing all patients that are admitted with acute chest pain to the Emergency Department and the Medical Admissions Unit as well as reviewing identified Acute Coronary Syndrome patients, facilitating primary PCI when needed, and giving advice / education on their management whilst acting as a role model. We are responsible for pre-assessment of all in-patients undergoing planned coronary angiography / PCI. You will be able to contribute to auditing the service that we provide. This ensures that our service remains relevant, up to date, and in line with our patients needs and evidence based practice. Formal teaching sessions to support junior nursing and medical staff are provided on a regular basis and you will be encouraged to contribute with this provision.

As well as our in-patient service, we are responsible for running busy outpatient Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic services. Changes have been made to our service which is now based on NICE Clinical Guideline No.95 regarding patients who have New Onset of Chest Pain, suspected of being cardiac in origin. All of the nurses in the team make an active contribution to the auditing of this service. This will give you the opportunity to be directly involved with the review of our service provision on an on-going basis. We recognise that many highly capable nurses may not currently have all of the necessary skills required for this post. You will be given full support to undertake the necessary training in order to be able to run these clinics. This will include assessing patients prior to undergoing coronary angiography, Myocardial Perfusion scanning and CT Coronary Angiograms.

All of the Chest Pain Specialist Nursing Team take an active part in the facilitation of the student nurse and medical student pathways through cardiology. As part of their placements, learners will spend time working with you. You will play an important role within these pathways, offering support and feedback.

This post is for 27.5 hours per week, worked over seven days and including all Bank Holidays. The team is also responsible for service provision 365 days a year. The post-holder will need to be able to work flexibly according to service needs.

For further information please contact Will Delacour, Clinical Nurse Specialist / Team Lead - Chest Pain, Cardiology, or Nicoline Holder, Lorna Morse, Sophie Dunkley, Nancy Wall, Cardiology Nurse Specialists, on 01872 252911 or 01872 250000 and ask to bleep 3177.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Will Delacour, Clinical Nurse Specialist / Team Lead - Chest Pain, Cardiology, or Nicoline Holder, Lorna Morse, Sophie Dunkley, Nancy Wall, Cardiology Nurse Specialists, on 01872 252911 or 01872 250000 and ask to bleep 3177.