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Paediatric Congenital Cardiac Coordinator

Job Reference: 188-NM2360

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatric Cardiology
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£31,365 - £37,890 pa pro rata

Would you like to be part of a regional paediatric congenital cardiology and cardiac surgery service?

We’re looking for a Congenital Cardiac Coordinator to join our friendly team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). If you’re a registered nurse with post qualifying experience in cardiac services we’d love to hear from you. Experience in an acute paediatric environment would be advantageous, but not essential.

This post is a full time post with a minimum of 30 hours if part time requested, job share will be considered for the right candidates.

This post includes no unsociable hours and can offer learning and development opportunities whilst working with an established, experienced team within a respected Cardiac Service

This is a permanent post but we would consider applicants for a secondment. This secondment would be for a minimum of 12 months.


The Congenital Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery service comprise a team of eight paediatric and four adult cardiology consultants, and three cardiac surgeons. The clinicians meet three times a week alongside the coordinator, a consultant radiologist and liaison nurses to discuss each individual patient and their management plan. Patients can be of any age, although the majority are under the age of 16.


You will be expected to:

  • Manage the daily throughput of the paediatric and congenital cardiology and cardiac surgery services.
  • Liaise with case managers, patients/parents/carers, clinicians, medical representatives and social services regarding complex cases.
  • Ensure a smooth patient pathway to deliver the highest standards of patient care in both Southampton and Oxford
  • Support the operations manager to deliver throughput
  • Manage the Heart suite Database. This will involve continuous development of administrative functionality to use data to support research and audit projects within congenital cardiac services.
  • Collect data for internal audit, personal logs and research and present as required to the MDT
  • Supervise the data collection for the UK NICOR National Cardiac Audit for the care group.
  • To appraise, interpret and make the appropriate changes to improve the quality of data collected for NICOR.


We’re looking for a dynamic nurse who wants to broaden their knowledge and experience in a friendly, welcoming team. You should be motivated, enthusiastic and able to work with maturity in pressurised situations. You’ll be expected to show:

  • Sound leadership skills,
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good understanding of IT systems
  • Good planning, organisation and prioritisation skills
  • Experience of audit and data collection as well as project management experience


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability. This role offers a Monday to Friday working pattern helping to support a healthy work/life balance as well as providing experience and training in the management of a complex and busy service.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Thursday, 11 June 2020.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist

Kevin Roman


Congenital Coordinator

Katie King


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