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Registered Nurse - Cardiac Catheter Lab

Job Description

At Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust we value our staff and are committed to their development.

We are one of the largest Trusts in the country, with a turnover of £480 million. We employ more than 8,000 staff, and provide specialist, personalised care to a population of more than 600,000 people.

The Cardiac Catheter Lab at Cheltenham General Hospital is moving from strength to strength. Would you like to be part of this exciting developing service?

We are expanding the team to support the introduction of an on call rota, to cover emergency primary angioplasty 24/7. We are seeking nurses with a strong clinical background, who are enthusiastic to develop new clinical skills and have a positive impact on our patients' experience.

You must enjoy working in a busy environment and be a true team player. The job can be physically demanding and you must be able to stand for long periods in the lab wearing lead protection. Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills are essential. Experience within an acute setting post-registration is preferred. Training will be provided to support your Cath Lab/Cardiology career with specific competencies to support your professional development.

You will join our team of experienced nurses who work in our interventional Cath Labs and recovery day unit. We provide emergency and elective care for patients including primary angioplasty, cardiac devices and diagnostic angioplasty. Our elective service currently runs Monday to Friday. We are expanding the team to extend to a seven day service to improve waiting times and to cover a 24/7 emergency primary angioplasty service with an on call rota. Our team of experienced nurses have a varied job plan: they are trained to scrub and assist for all procedures, post-procedure recovery, pre-assessment clinics, patient education, and taking calls directly from paramedics for patients who may be having a heart attack in the community.

We would welcome informal visits from anyone interested in this post. For more information please contact Manager Sally Whitfield, Sister Bethan Roberts or Sister Marion Limbird on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Hours: Full / Part time hours available

Salary: £21,692 - £28,180 gross per annum pro rata

Please note that this vacancy may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if you are interested. We will endeavour to contact all applicants within four weeks, but if you do not hear from us, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful this time.

Committed to safeguarding our community

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team at ( Email address removed )

Committed to supporting service personnel

As part of our commitment to support Service Personnel, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with the Career Transition Partnership, offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for all qualifying Service and Ex-Service Personnel. To qualify for a guaranteed interview, candidates must meet the essential criteria for the post and be either a current member of the Armed Forces, or be within the two year period of resettlement. If this applies to you please email the job reference number and your AR number to the Recruitment Team at ( Email address removed )

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