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Cardiology Staff Nurse

Job Description

About us

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust is a District General Hospital providing acute services to the people of West Essex and East Hertfordshire and has a positive and successful approach to developing and delivering health care.

The values and standards of the hospital.The Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) adopted its standards and behaviours after consultation with over 400 staff and patients. PAH is one of the few organisations in the country that have successfully reduced complaints by 50% and continued to do so year on year since 2013 because of the focus on patient care and the Achieving Excellence Patient Experience Improvement programme.

The Trust believes in investing in all our staff and rewarding high standards of care whilst 'building for excellence' and in return we expect our staff to uphold the Trust values which are Respectful, Caring, Responsible and Committed.

The Trust is climbing the performance league tables and was shortlisted this year for the first ever National Compassionate Patient Care Award and finished runner-up in the 500 entry Guardian Public Service Award for measuring excellence. In addition to this the Trust has been nationally recognised for having one of the highest ratings from 'Friends and Family' surveys.


Princess Alexandra Hospital is conveniently located in Harlow, Essex just 25 minutes drive to London Stansted Airport and 25 minutes train ride to London Liverpool Street. Harlow also has excellent road connections across England, with the M11, M25, A10, M1 and A1 all on its doorstep.

Care Quality Commission

Employing just fewer than 3,000 people with vast amount of experience, skill and expertise employee performance has placed the Trust amongst the best hospitals in England and Wales. Previously awarded a 'Double Good’ rating by the Care Quality Commission for the quality of service and finance. This places the Trust alongside only a handful of Trusts nationally to achieve this dual score.

The Role

Band 5 Staff Nurse Cardiology

Cancer, Cardiology and Core Services

Long days, Early Lates and Night Shifts, includes weekends and bank holidays (dependent on area).

Cardiology; Coronary Care Unit and Fleming Ward and/or Cardiac Angiography Suite.

We are seeking experienced nurses and ambitious newly qualified nurses to join our cardiology nursing team at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

It’s an exciting time to join the Cardiology Team at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. Our new state of the Cardiac Angiography Suite opened in December, 2015 and we are looking to optimise our services to continue to provide an excellent patient experience and quality of care to our patients, whilst expanding our services to meet the cardiac diagnostic demands of our local community. We are working within a forward thinking directorate who celebrate innovative thinking and actively seek opportunities for service development.

In this role you will be responsible for assisting the Ward Manager and team to provide a range of nursing care to a defined group of patients. You will be responsible for maintaining a high standard of professional expertise and ensure that the highest standard of nursing care is given during the patient journey through our Coronary Care Unit and Fleming Ward and/or the Cardiac Angiography suite. This will include assessing, evaluating and planning care for patients within a ward setting and/or the Cardiac Angiography Suite and managing their care according to their needs.

In return we can offer support and development, a committed and pro-active nursing management team, opportunities to specialise, training workshops and rotation through the department.

For this role you will need to have current

NMC Registered Nurse registration.

You must be highly motivated and passionate about cardiology.

You must be dedicated to providing high quality patient centered care.

Previous cardiac experience is desirable but not essential.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information about the role, and the criteria required to fulfil the role.

NMC Registrants

We are fully committed to supporting you through your NMC revalidation and will provide you will full access to your own personal e-portfolio that can be accessed both from the Trust and your personal devices.

What we can offer

Full induction process, structured pay scheme with annual increments, there is an additional living supplement to your basic salary, minimum 27days annual leave plus bank holidays ( pro rata for part time staff ), NHS Pension scheme, flexible, family friendly working pattern, onsite creche facilities, child care vouchers, annual appraisals with career pathways, in-house training courses, discounted hospital restaurant, occupational health services and complimentary health provision. Onsite accommodation subject to availability.

As a Trust we also provide a 5% High Cost Area Supplement (HCAS) added to the basic salary of all Agenda for Change positions. HCAS IS NOT PAYABLE TO VERY SENIOR MANAGER POSTS. There is a minimum and maximum payment of £951 - £1649. If you work part time the supplement will be based on your part time salary. Medical and Dental positions receive an additional Fringe London Weighting (FLW) supplement of £149 added to the basic salary.

All new staff joining Princess Alexandra Hospital will be subject to a probation period of 6 months.

Priority for this appointment will be awarded to any officially identified NHS staff 'at risk'

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, and Vulnerable Adults. Offers of employment are subject to pre-employment NHS screening checks.

Providing false or misleading information or unsatisfactory pre-employment checks may result in the offer of a post being withdrawn.

Why not Come Home to Harlow and Work with us!

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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