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Heart Failure Specialist Nurse

Job Reference: 362-A-18-52003A

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Heart Failure
Kingsgate House, Stockport, Stockport
£33,222 - £43,041 pa pro rata

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

There are lots of good reasons to choose to come and work at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. A dynamic integrated Trust with integrity and vision. Exactly the same qualities you’ll see in yourself. Stockport NHS Foundation Trust aims to be the organisation of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focused workforce.

Stockport Foundation Trust is one of four ‘specialist’ hospital sites in Greater Manchester. Being a ‘specialist’ hospital will enhance our general surgery, anaesthetics, critical care and emergency medicine for the benefit of people in Stockport, High Peak, Cheshire and across Greater Manchester.

Our values Quality and Safety, Communication, Service’ are at the heart of everything we do and come from our ‘Your Health. Our Priority’ promise. Every day they drive the behaviour and actions for every person in our organisation.

Please read the documents attached to this vacancy before applying, including the job description, person specification and the information for applicants which includes useful information to help complete your application.

The Stockport Heart Failure Service is looking to recruit an experienced Heart Failure Specialist Nurse at Band 7 to complement the current integrated team. The post will be in addition to the current team, consisting of 3 Heart Failure Specialist Nurses, 2 Cardiologist with an interest in Heart Failure, a GP with Special Interests in Cardiology (GPSI), Clinical Support Worker and Administration Support.


The Stockport heart failure service delivers holistic evidence based specialist care to heart failure patients diagnosed with Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD). While community based, the Stockport team is entirely integrated delivering specialist heart failure care in both the community and local hospital trust. As a result, the service operates across a variety of settings including community based heart failure clinics, patients homes, and secondary care providing an essential and effective service reaching across both primary and secondary care. This requires flexibility within the role and a wide range of skills and experience in caring for heart failure patients.


We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated heart failure nurse already with specialist knowledge and clinical skills relating to heart failure care. The post holder will be required to manage a caseload of clinic and home visit heart failure patients offering an integrated and holistic approach. Expectations of the role require autonomous practice ensuring optimisation of medical therapy, extensive education and support to patients and relatives/ carers aiming to reduce symptoms, prevent unnecessary hospital admissions/ re-admissions and maximise patient’s quality of life.


The role also involves rotation to provide HFSN heart failure InReach within the local secondary care trust. This element of the service captures both patients currently on the heart failure service caseload, and those unknown patients who have had a heart failure admission. You will coordinate and participate in dedicated heart failure ward rounds with the heart failure consultants, and be involved in data collection for the National Heart Failure Audit. You will be required to support ward and clinical staff in heart failure patient management plans and discharge planning, as well as making appropriate onward referrals out to the team for follow up care. There is also a teaching and resource requirement to sharing your expert knowledge within both primary and secondary care, participating and delivering heart failure link nurse meetings, practice nurse/ ANP training and heart failure events.


Clinical experience working in the area of heart failure care is essential, and will be assessed at interview using clinical scenarios.


You can expect to be part of a constantly evolving proactive, dynamic and committed multidisciplinary heart failure team, offering on-going support and an initial supernumerary induction period, tailored to the successful applicants level of skills and experience.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Helen Oxenforth, Heart Failure Service Lead on 0161 204 4670/ or

Occasionally we may need to close a vacancy early if in receipt of a large number of applications. If you are interested in this post and wish to be considered, we advise you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible. Unfortunately we are not able to acknowledge each application. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please consider that you have not been shortlisted. Please also note that Stockport NHS FT are unable to refund interview expenses or re-location costs. Stockport NHS FT is committed to promoting and championing a culture of diversity, fairness and equality for all applicants and employees. Applications are welcomed from all backgrounds and we strive to reflect the community we serve in our diverse workforce. Our "two tick" kite mark guarantees a candidate with a disability, who fulfils the essential criteria, an interview at the Trust. We can make reasonable adjustments, and offer support and advice in a variety of ways on request.

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