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Band 6 - Inherited Cardiac Conditions Nurse

Job Description

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust is the largest heart and lung centre in the UK and among the largest in Europe. We are a partnership of two specialist hospitals which are known throughout the world for their expertise, standard of care and research success.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the growing inherited cardiac conditions (ICC) clinical nurse specialist (CNS) team, in the form of a newly established band 6 position to support the ICC service. The post holder will work alongside the lead nurse for ICC, the existing adult and paediatric ICC clinical nurse specialists and wider ICC multi-disciplinary team.

The opportunities for furthering your knowledge and skills include; supporting patients attending the Cardiomyopathy and Ion Channelopathy family clinics, with specialist knowledge, communication and coordination of patient care with members of the ICC, paediatric and adult MDT’s at Royal Brompton, and also professionals in primary and secondary care. The post offers an excellent opportunity to develop skills in ECG recognition, heart failure management, symptom trigger work, and understanding of ICC’s genomic healthcare along with their management. Formal and informal teaching, developing autonomous practice and service development will also be encouraged.

Previous experience working within cardiology and flexibility within this role is essential (see job description).

The post is fixed term until June 30th 2017.

For further information or informal visit, please contact Bethan Cowley acting lead nurse for the Inherited Conditions Clinical Nurse Specialist team on  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed )

Staff benefits include: subsidised childcare facilities, occupational pension scheme, personal development and training opportunities, flexible working and subsidised accommodation is available on both sites.

To ensure that our workforce is representative of the population we serve, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The Trust has a duty to safeguard all patients and provide additional measures for patients who are less able to protect themselves from harm or abuse. All staff have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of ALL adults, children and young people in the Trust. This including patients, visitors and those using our facilities . Safeguarding means protecting people's health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect and is fundamental to high-quality health.

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