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Adult Congenital Heart Disease Specialist Nurse

Job Reference: 358-2738547-CHI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Adult Congenital Heart Disease Specialist Nurse
Glenfield Hospital, Leicester
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum

This position is based in the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre.

We are delighted to offer an opportunity for a highly motivated, ambitious individual to lead our Adult Congenital Heart Disease Specialist Nursing team based at the Glenfield Hospital.

As an Adult Congenital Heart Disease Specialist Nurse you will manage the team caring for adults in inpatient and outpatient settings and also support their management at home. You will provide practical advice and support to the specialist nurse team who support patients and their families. This is the opportunity to further develop your own management skills in this specialist area. You will contribute to planning new developments such as nurse led clinics, enhanced transitional care and nurse educational programme. You will be keen to develop other all areas of ACHD in conjunction with EMCHC plans.

All Specialist Nurses work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to ensure best outcomes for congenital adult patients with a wide range of cardiac conditions. You will need excellent communication skills to enable you to effectively engage in face to face consultations as well as telephone advice for both families and professionals. You will have the vision to further develop services to improve the care for patients within the East Midlands Congenital Heart Network.

You will also have direct involvement to shape the future delivery and organization of East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre. Adult cardiac services as will remain within Glenfield Hospital with other cardiac services. Children's services will co-locate to a new facility within the Children's Hospital in April 2021 which is based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

If you are a Registered Adult Nurse, have previous experience in caring congenital cardiac patients and wish to develop your skills further. You will need to demonstrate previous experience as an adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) specialist nurse and have significant leadership experience in supporting families and the ability to work independently, taking ownership and responsibility in managing a team.

If you are interested in this exciting role please get in touch. Informal visits welcomed.

For further details / informal visits contact:nEileen Peasgood Lead Nurse - East Midlands Congenital Heart Network 07971 097883


For further details / informal visits contact:

Additional contact information

Iona McAllister

EMCHC General Manager


Mobile: 07811 024827

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. As it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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