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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/03/2021.

Specialist Nurse, Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Job Reference: 358-2900247-CHI

University Hospitals of Leicester
East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre - ACHD Specialist Nurse
Glenfield Hospital, Leicester
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

We are delighted to offer an opportunity for a highly motivated, ambitious individual to join our Adult Congenital Heart Disease Specialist Nurse team within the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre based at the Glenfield Hospital.

The East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre serves a catchment of 4.8 million people including Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and Peterborough.

As a Specialist Nurse you will care for adults in inpatient and outpatient settings and also support their management at home. You will provide practical advice and support to ACHD patients and their families. You will have the opportunity to further develop your own knowledge and skills in this specialist area. You will contribute to existing practices such as multi-disciplinary clinics both at EMCHC and within our network hospitals, prepare patients for cardiac investigations and procedures, support transitional care and education programmes.

Our specialist nurses work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to ensure best outcomes for patients with chronic 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.

We are looking for an exceptional Registered Nurse, who must have at least 3 years post registration experience, recent experience in cardiology/cardiac surgery and a desire to develop your skills further in this specialist area.

You will need to demonstrate experience in supporting families and the ability to work independently, taking ownership and responsibility for your work. Ideally you will hold a recognized teaching qualification, and have evidence of post registration development.

You will be provided with expert guidance and support and there will be opportunities to learn and develop your knowledge within a supportive environment. In return for your skills, enthusiasm and commitment, you can expect some truly excellent development and progression opportunities. You’ll also be part of a fantastic and dedicated team that supports each other and operates with consideration and dignity at all times.

Closing Date: 10th-March-2021


For further details / informal visits contact:

Eileen Peasgood, Lead Nurse, East Midlands Congenital Heart Network:

  • 07971 097883

ORChris Thornborough, Adult CHD Specialist Nurse

  • 07534 824375

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 (DBS)

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

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-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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.

UK Registration

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

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