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Professional Development Nurse Cardiology

Job Reference: 253-0619-1792906

Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley
£30,401 - £37,267 pro rat

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do to offer a high quality patient experience in a caring and supportive environment. This aligns with our vision of providing safe, caring and effective services because people matter.

This is an opportunity to join an NHS organisation that inspires its staff to innovate, with support and encouragement to continually develop. In return you will have the opportunity to inspire exemplary support for our patients.

We expect all of our staff to demonstrate the Trust values of Care, Respect and Responsibility.


We believe healthcare is better when provided by supported and dedicated staff, so if you are innovative, forward thinking and dedicated to high quality patient care come and join our amazing team.


Our Trust gives its staff a voice and empowers its employees to be involved in service innovation and change as well as achieving their personal goals and aspirations. We want staff to always feel valued and respected and know they can make a difference to our patients.


As a responsible employer we strive to promote a healthy and safe environment and to ensure a positive experience for all. We work hard to create a culture of engagement and inclusivity where colleagues believe in and live by our values. We engage with our staff in an open and transparent way by listening, being honest and working together to achieve our aims. We firmly believe in the ability of our colleagues to help us shape our services so that our values are at the centre of everything we do.

Be part of our journey of continuous improvement, come and join us at the Dudley Group.

There has never been a more exciting time to join Cardiology at Russells Hall Hospital. We have listened to our current team and believe that first class , well-educated and supported staff are our best asset and recent investment and reconfiguration is allowing us to expand our nursing team.

You will be responsible for the educational development of all the nursing staff within this area, in line with national and local initiatives. You will also be involved in the planning and delivery of specialist education and training.

We are seeking a highly motivated Band 6 who brings sound clinical knowledge and experience in Cardiology. This is a challenging role in frontline NHS services. You must be a role model and extremely organised, supportive and able to communicate effectively. You will be able to work clinically alongside other team members and most importantly you will be committed to patient safety and the well-being of your staff.

In return we can welcome you to our dynamic and highly skilled team. No day is the same in our fast paced unit and we really are dedicated to providing first class care to our patients. Full training will be provided for the right candidate including Trust induction and a supernumerary period. There will be ongoing opportunities to develop.

The Coronary care unit has 8 monitored beds, the post coronary care unit has 16 beds, we have a cardiac catheter lab, a pacing/device room, a cardiac day case and a bespoke cardiology assessment unit. We are supported by a team of 8 consultants with planned further investment achieved to grow this number to 9.

This post is for 30 hours per week which will need to be worked within Monday to Friday to meet the needs of the service.

It may be necessary at times to flex these days to meet service demands.

If you would like any further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Angelita Gameng via email

Based in the heart of the Black Country, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of hospital and adult community services as well as a full range of secondary care services and some specialist services to the populations of Dudley, significant parts of the Sandwell borough along with a small, but growing group of communities in South Staffordshire and Wyre Forest. We were also one of the first hospital trusts in the area to be awarded the coveted Foundation Trust status in 2008.

The Trust provides excellent care to our patients who consistently rate us with 4 out of 5 stars on NHS Choices. Of our inpatients who take part in the Friends and Family Test, 94 per cent would recommend us. We have excellent staff engagement and hold regular events throughout the year that put staff at the centre of change and innovation

The Trust currently serves a population of around 450,000 people from three hospital sites at Russells Hall Hospital, Guest Outpatient Centre in Dudley and Corbett Outpatient Centre in Stourbridge. The Trust also provides specialist adult community based care in patients’ homes and in more than 40 centres in the Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council community providing excellent generic and specialist care closer to home, thereby proactively avoiding hospital admissions.

Our hospitals are among some of the most technologically advanced in the country, where state-of-the-art equipment and modern, purpose-built buildings combine to create the highest standards of patient care.

In a year we:-

  • Deliver 4,700 babies
  • See around 500,000 outpatients
  • Treat almost 100,000 patients in our emergency department
  • Maintain our 13,000 Public Members

In the last three years we have won the following awards:-

  • Nurse Leader of the Year Award (Nursing Times Awards 2015)
  • The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, Acute, Community and/or Primary Care Services Redesign Award (HSJ Awards 2015)
  • Outstanding Neurologist in Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Award, (QuDoS in MS Awards 2015)
  • The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, CHKS Top Hospital Award 2016 (CHKS Top Hospital Awards 2016 and 2017).
  • Good Nurse Award (Great British Care Awards 2016)

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lead Nurse Angelita Gameng via email: or on 01384 456111 ext 1410

By applying for this post you are agreeing to the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in your application to its preferred applicant management system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the NHS Electronic Staff Record system. Please note, all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders as emails are sometimes filtered there.

We are committed to equal opportunities and want to ensure our workforce is representative of the population we serve. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. It is essential we understand our demographics so we can monitor our performance on being an equal opportunity employer. On application the shortlisting manager will not see this criteria and therefore it cannot be part of their decision making. Please ensure you complete your equal opportunities questions for us and help us to make sure everyone is welcome.

The Trust is committed to employing people with disabilities. It is the Trust’s policy to interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum ‘essential’ criteria as identified on the person specification. To ensure we know you have a disability, please inform us under the appropriate section on the application form.

By submitting an application for a position with our Organisation that requires registration with a professional body, you authorise us to make the required employer checks on your professional registration status.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

We are a fully non-smoking Trust.

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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