Community Heart Failure Specialist Nurse

Band 7

Main area
Cardiology
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
23 hours per week
Job ref
151-SB211-A
Site
Frimley Park/Community
Town
Frimley
Salary
£33,280 - £43,469 Per annum Pro rata inc HCAS
Closing
28/05/2018 23:59

Frimley Health is a Trust where great care and great careers go hand in hand. We’re three hospitals working closely with each other and with the communities we serve in Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire  - our organisation has brought Heatherwood and Wexham hospitals into the fold of Frimley Park Hospital and its wider community services.

You’ll find the highest standards of clinical excellence across our locations and a friendly, supportive, open culture that brings everyone together. For our team it means a great day-to-day working experience – in a Trust with strong leadership, a clear sense of direction and an exciting vision for the future. The investment and changes ahead make this an exciting place to be. You can play your part in delivering exceptional patient care, while continuing to grow, develop and progress through first class learning and training.


We have an exciting opportunity for the right person to join our small team of Community Heart Failure Specialist Nurses within our Cardiology Department. This opportunity is open to qualified and practicing Heart Failure Practitioners.
You will be predominately community-based and will provide expert clinical knowledge and skills in the management of patients with a confirmed diagnosis of Heart Failure. You will hold a specific caseload of patients requiring some intensive support in the community, initially focusing on those patients who have unplanned admissions to hospital or those at risk of unplanned admission and newly diagnosed patients. You will work with the multi-disciplinary team to deliver a reduced hospital length of stay and also a reduction in readmission rates for patients on your caseload.

You will be expected to liaise with North East Hampshire & Farnham CCG GP Practices and relevant secondary care providers to provide assessment and follow-up of patients with a confirmed diagnosis of heart failure - ensuring optimal therapy and promotion of education towards self-management and with GPs, community services and social services to develop a multi-disciplinary approach towards improving the care and management of patients with a diagnosis of Heart Failure.

You will work on nursing issues relating to Heart Failure in line with NSF standards, local and national guidelines, influencing the Strategic planning for Heart Failure service delivery in line with NSF standards, with the support of acute and community based clinicians.
You must be able to demonstrate their commitment to continuing professional development, both on their own and within a nursing team. You will have the support of the other members of the team, as well as support from both our hospital based Cardiology Consultant lead for Heart Failure and community based GP lead.

Interview Date: T.B.A

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Dee Carter Matron Cardiovascular Medicine
01276 604604, bleep 838.
Deirdre.carter@fhft.nhs.uk

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