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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/12/2020.

Nurse Practitioner - Cardiac Surgery

Job Reference: 196-NM7296

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Cardiac surgery
St Thomas' Hospital, London
£45,780- £51,393 p.a inc HCA

The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

This is an exciting career opportunity for a highly motivated and suitably experienced nurse to join the team of Cardiac Surgery Nurse Practitioners' at St Thomas's Hospital.

This post will be ward and clinic based with some clinical administration to deliver advanced practice nursing to a defined group of pre and post-operative elective and non-elective cardiac surgery patients. Working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team, you will be instrumental in the daily management of patients and defining the scope and practice of the role.

The post holder will act as an expert clinical resource, facilitating the pathway of this specific group of patients. You will be an integral part of the team, assessing patients and formulating a plan of care on the ward round, from admission to discharge including clerking urgent inpatients, prescribing medication, referring to allied health professionals and writing electronic discharge letters. This also includes running nurse led pre-assessment and developing nurse led follow up clinics. Additionally you will be required to maintain and develop further your theoretical knowledge and physical examination skills.

Applicants are invited to apply with the relevant clinical experience in looking after patients undergoing cardiac surgery and their aftercare, with evidence of advanced assessment skills and completion or in process of completing non-medical prescribing at Master's level. Management and leadership skills, the ability to be self-directed, work autonomously and within a team is essential for this role. A commitment to the advancement of cardiac surgery care, together with knowledge and expertise in change management are also required.

Applicants with relevant experience, without advanced assessment skills and non-medical prescribing, who demonstrate an interest in completing these courses will be considered for a training post on an Annex U contract.

Closing date: 6th December 2020

Interview date: 16th December 2020


For further details / informal visits contact:

Lead ANP Cardiac Surgery

Telephone number 020 7188

Additional contact information

Cardiac Surgery Nurse Practitoners

Job title Matron

Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. Equality of opportunity is our policy.

As an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

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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.

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