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Band 7 Heart Failure Specialist Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-21-100425-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Barrow upon Soar
£38,890 to £44,503

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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Heart Failure Specialist Nurse to join our excellent community heart failure team in Leicestershire.

The role includes managing an individual caseload of heart failure patients to ensure their treatment is optimised to give them the best possible quality of life. The position involves running community-based heart failure clinics in local health centres and community hospitals and doing home visits for patients unable to leave their house. This will involve seeing patients in the stable phase of their heart failure and patients who are acutely unwell and require a rapid response and assessment. The service utilises a digital telehealth solution to support heart failure patients to aide their self-management. The service is also currently delivering a Covid-19 virtual ward using this technology to support patients following their discharge from hospital which will also expand over the coming months to include respiratory and heart failure patients.

The successful candidate is expected to work autonomously as an advanced heart failure practitioner to assess, diagnose and treat patients with heart failure. You will work with patients and their carers in partnership to develop self-management plans. This will involve working with heart failure patients to optimise their treatment and therapy and during an acute episode to manage and treat their acute heart failure symptoms. This, where appropriate, will include prescribing suitable medications.

The successful applicant will work within a multi-disciplinary team and be supported by the lead for the heart failure service and other heart failure specialist nurses. The post is permanent and will involve travel across Leicestershire to provide clinics and home visits. The service is currently transitioning to providing the service over 7-days a week.

Applicants need to be motivated and enthusiastic with excellent communication skills. You need to demonstrate motivation and commitment to providing high quality patient centre care and patient education. Expert knowledge of heart failure assessment, care and treatment is essential as well as expert knowledge of heart failure medications and diagnostic tests. Advanced clinical assessment and reasoning skills are also required together with detailed knowledge of national and local guidelines which impact on heart failure care.

The community heart failure team is currently going through an exciting period of service development and growth, so this position is an excellent opportunity for someone to join the heart failure team and grow and develop alongside it.

For further information, please contact Jo Szymkowiak on 07795642873 or

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients. Some roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you in the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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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