Clinical Nurse Specialist - Cardiac (Cardiology/Cardiothoracics)
As a Clinical Nurse Specialist, you will work as a core member of the multi-disciplinary team using your clinical expertise to exercise higher levels of judgement, discretion and decision making in the pre-assessment and delivery of patient focussed care. You will provide education of patients, relatives and staff within the areas of Cardiology and Cardiothoracics. • Job Type: Full time, permanent role. • Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Monday – Friday between the hours of 8am – 4pm with occasional early starts/late finishes). • Salary: Highly Competitive salary plus HCA benefits package. • Benefits: Structured career development, funded courses, 25 days holiday, health and wellbeing support system, pension, private medical care cover and much more.
Duties & Responsibilities
• To implement and evaluate clinical care of Cardiac patients, providing expert clinical advice to utilise evidence based practice and benchmarked standards to improve quality and delivery of patient care. • Assess, plan and evaluate the care of patients from clinic, referral, and inpatient stay to discharge. • Work closely with the cardiology/Cardiothoracic Consultants and members of the multidisciplinary team to enhance the patient’s journey and experience. • To follow Cardiac patients through the treatment pathway working closely with the consultant body and clinical teams. • Facilitate the development of individual staff and nursing teams through the use of specialist education and training. • Pre-assessment of cardiac patients pre operatively. • Assist in clinical and corporate audits as well as local Projects whilst seeking avenues for improving and enhancing services – e.g. stoma service development. • Attend MDT and relevant unit meetings.
Skills & Experience
• NMC Registered Nurse. • Experience at a similar level with extensive Cardiology/Cardiothoracic experience. • Post basic qualification in clinical specialty related to practice area. • Recognised teaching qualification or evidence of Masters level learning would be advantageous. • Confident decision maker, with a focus on improvement and development. • Excellent communication with effective management, problem solving and decision making skills
About The Individual
As part of this team, you can expect world-class facilities, comprehensive support and development opportunities throughout your career with The Wellington Hospital. If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please send through your details. We look forward to meeting you!