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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/02/2021.

Community Heart Failure Specialist Nurse

Job Reference: 839-2902184-PG

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Community Heart Failure Specialist Nurse
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, King's Lynn
£38,890 - £44,503 pa

NCH&C is proud to be the first standalone NHS community trust in the UK to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our focus is on continually improving the quality of care we offer to local people and on improving access to that care, helping people to move seamlessly from one service to another. Praising NCH&C’s “compassionate, inclusive and effective leadership at all levels”, the CQC observed that our staff are well supported to make positive changes and innovations.

We welcome applications from people who share our values and can help us deliver outstanding care in our local community.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced registered nurse to work within the specialist heart failure service in West Norfolk

The heart failure nurse service for Norfolk Community Health and Care (NCH&C) is currently undergoing expansion in consultation with the local Clinical Commissioning Group.

You will be joining NCH&C at an exciting time as the last Care Quality Commission (CQC) review rated the Organisation as Outstanding.

The role will be working within primary care to support the management of heart failure, linking into the newly formed Primary Care Networks. There will be collaboration with Secondary Care to support a seamless patient pathway and to prevent admissions and readmissions into the Acute Trust. The role will also require the use of a population health model to help identify potential heart failure patients.

This role aims to support the improvement of standards of care for people with Heart Failure in line with the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guidelines for the management of chronic heart failure and other recommended guidelines.

The role requires autonomous working and expert communication, plus expert assessment, decision making and evaluation skills to monitor patient response to recommended treatments.

You will therefore need to demonstrate an expert knowledge of heart failure management and hold appropriate post registration qualifications.

Clinical supervision and management of other members of the team is also a requirement.

There will also be a requirement to provide training and education to other professionals and patient groups.

The role requires travel across West Norfolk and on occasions to other parts of Norfolk for meetings.

Although based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital for the majority of the week, there will be expectations to travel to Downham Market to collaborate with the rest of the heart failure team and with secondary care.

Hours of work Monday to Friday 08:30 to 16:30 excluding Bank Holidays

For further details / informal visits contact:

Ruth Hodgson - Community Heart Failure Specialist Nurse

01366 389268

Equal Opportunities - We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Disability Confident Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). The Trust operates flexible working practices. All sites are Smoke Free.

Immigration Status - Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is a diverse employer and welcomes all job applications. However, potential applicants should note that although the Trust is registered with the Home Office as a sponsor organisation for migrant workers, this is only against Tier 2 (General) visas. If you are a migrant worker from outside of the European Economic Area and do not already hold a self-gained right to work, we recommend you check the Home Office eligibility requirements before making an application.

Redeployment - Please note that in the first instance priority for this vacancy will be given to NCH&C staff who are on the Trusts Redeployment Register.

DBS - If this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and you are not a current employee of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust or being recruited as an Apprentice then the cost of the DBS check will be automatically removed from your first month’s salary. However if you are registered with the update service this may not be required.

Closing and Interview Dates -This vacancy may close early if sufficient applicants are received.

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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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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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