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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/02/2021.

Lead Nurse/ AHP Cardiology Specialist Band 8a

Job Reference: 229-VW922-102

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£45,753 - £51,668 pa


Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT and the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we’d want for our family and friends.

More than 3,000 people work for the Trust – they tell us it’s a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

The fact that we’re rural hasn’t hampered our ambitious plans to be the best we can. We’re a “fast follower” in the NHS Digital Clinical IT Exemplar programme, we’ve just signed a multi-million pound deal with Philips to ensure we have the latest radiology equipment and we’re in the process of having three new wards built.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: “The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff; a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.”

Our values - Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time…all the time.

To keep up to date on our latest recruitment activity follow us on twitter @wvtrecruitment Facebook@wyevalleyNHS

Lead Nurse/ AHP Cardiology Specialist Band 8a

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the dedicated team of nurses and AHP’s in cardiology department. The post is a substantive appointment.

The department currently has five Consultant Cardiologists and a well-established nursing team.

As astrong leader,you will be visible, easily identifiable and accessible to patients, relatives and all staff working within the clinical area as service needs, providing overall leadership, direction and vision for the service.

The post holder will work collaboratively with the Matron and General Manager to ensure the efficient operational management of the Cardiac rehabilitation staff, CNS and senior nurse heart Function, CNS Rapid cardiology and cardiology nursing administration staff.

The post offers opportunity to lead on and contribute to current service improvement projects as well as lead on new initiatives.

They will assist the General Manager in meeting the objectives and responsibilities as defined within the Cardiology Department operational plan and in collaboration with the Directorate Management Team ensure that service provision is delivered within agreed budgets and that government targets are achieved.

The post holder will directly line manage a multi-disciplinary team (nursing, AHP’s, clerical).

The post holder will have extensive cardiology clinical experience as this post will include a clinical commitment, they will also have experience of leading a team and ideally have had some input into service development or re-design.

A visit to the department to understand this role is recommended; please contact Jennifer Connaughton, Deputy General Manager on: or 01432 355444 ext 4008 to arrange this.

All correspondence relating to this vacancy including INVITATIONS TO INTERVIEW WILL BE BY EMAIL ONLY. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. If you have not received an email within 4 weeks of the closing date then assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

Adverts that display a closing date should be treated as a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

Please ensure when completing your application form that your references cover the last 3 years and that they are provided by appropriate referees for example not work colleagues but from someone in a position of authority where you have previously worked.

Wye Valley NHS Trust operates a strict No-Smoking policy on-site.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

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.

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