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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/12/2019.

Nurse Practitioner - Heart Care Unit

Job Reference: 236-ICD-N276-2019

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Salford Care Organisation, Salford
£30,401- £37,267

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be. This is a really exciting time to join our new team.

The opportunity has arisen on the Heart care unit at Salford Royal for a Band 6 nurse.

The Heart Care Unit holds SCAPE status achieved through successful nursing accreditation and assessments by consistently providing high standards of care to all our patients.

The 19 bedded Cardiology unit provides care to patients presenting with a range of acute cardiac conditions such as Heart attacks, NSTEMI, cardiac arrhythmias and Heart Failure. The unit also undertakes procedures including insertion of permanent pacemakers, loop recorders, Transoesophageal echos (TOEs) and Dobutamine Stress Echos (DSE) along with other emergency procedures, so experience or knowledge of these types of procedures would be advantageous although not essential as full training would offered.

You will be a Qualified Nurse with a minimum of 3 years in a cardiology ward environment. Ideally you will already be a competent skilled nurse with cardiology skills and knowledge. You will be able to demonstrate high standards of care which is achieved through evidence based practice, and also have experience of managing teams and are willing to further develop your management skills.

You must have significant experience within a cardiology setting and leadership and mentorship qualifications are desirable, you will be expected to take on the role of co-ordinator along with supporting other junior staff and actively managing patients care. You must be able to work as a team member and an independent practitioner, adhering to the NMC code of conduct. Good communication skills are also essential.

The post will also provide an excellent opportunity for a band 5 or current band 6 to further develop your cardiology knowledge, leadership and managerial skills and you will be supported by the ward manager and Lead nurse in both professional and educational development.

You would be expected to undertake the complete 24 hour rotational shifts from days to nights.

You have a personal responsibility to support your department/ward/clinic in reducing hospital acquired infection. You must comply with the Trust’s policies on infection, prevention and control and maintain your competency to effectively discharge your responsibilities. You must bring deficiencies to the attention of your manager.

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Martin Peacock, Ward Manager

0161 206 1355


or alternatively

Lucy Lyon, Lead Nurse

If you are applying to work for Salford Royal it is important that you are aware of the following:

The Trust has four core values which are a focus for how our staff and volunteers work with each other and care for patients.

These shared values (patient and customer focus, continuous improvement. Accountability and respect) help us to work together to continuously improve the organisation and our staff.

As part of the recruitment process (application form and interview) you will be assessed to see if you meet the Trust Values

If you have a disability please ensure you read additional information for disabled applicants.

Please be advised that the Trust will not re-imburse any expenses incurred by candidates for attending interview.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply would require immigration sponsorship. You can self assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorhip for this post please visit the UKBA website.

Please note that if you are short listed for interview you will be contacted via email and it is important that you check your email regularly.

Service details will be requested electronically from the previous employer for applicants who have NHS service

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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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