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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/12/2020.

Arrhythmia Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Job Reference: 321-MRC3-ARR-NP-B7

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Arrhythmia Advanced Nurse Practitioner
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

Arrhythmia Advanced Nurse Practitioner - full time post, 37.5 hours per week


An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit an enthusiastic and innovative Arrhythmia Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP)/ Arrhythmia Specialist Nurse (ASN) within the Cardiology Directorate of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUHFT). The purpose of this post is to be part of the team leading and developing services to facilitate and enhance the arrhythmia patient pathway. This post is based in clinical practice and involves working directly with patients, relatives and clinicians.

The OUHFT is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for nursing and medical education, training and research. The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe, Churchill Hospital and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

The Arrhythmia ANP/ASN will provide specialist nurse-led care for patients with arrhythmias within the Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust. The post holder will be an expert nurse within cardiology, part of a team leading and developing practice, running nurse-led nurse led outpatient and telephone clinics and promoting and improving quality of care for arrhythmia patients. This role will also allow the post holder to cross traditional role boundaries and provide technical support during electrophysiology procedures; a nursing role unique to this Trust.

The successful applicant will be a registered nurse with extensive experience with the field of cardiology. They will provide evidence of Masters level study and demonstrate post-graduate level working via a continuous development portfolio. A Masters level qualification in history-taking and physical assessment, as well as non-medical prescribing, would be advantageous. Completion of an MSc is required for the job title of Arrhythmia Advanced Nurse Practitioner. British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS) accreditation in electrophysiology (EP) will be an expectation of the role.


The ability to initiate, sustain and evaluate change is essential.


Closing date 25-Dec-2020

Interview planned: to be confirmed

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jennifer Cole

Head of Cardiac Physiology

01865 740376

No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails.

Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.

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Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. (Please note that shortlisting times vary when applying for a Medical position within the Trust) The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system, therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products.

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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.

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