We are seeking a dynamic, forward thinking Heart Failure Specialist Nurse to offer professional leadership and clinical support to our Heart Failure Specialist Nursing Team.
This is an exciting time to join the team as we are currently developing new models of care. The delivery of safe and effective care is of paramount importance to us, and this role is therefore key to the successful implementation of safe and new ways of working. It is anticipated the successful applicant will work clinically for 60% of the week and lead/manage the team for the remaining 40%.
York & Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute hospital, community and specialist healthcare services for approximately 800,000 people living in and around York, North Yorkshire, North East Yorkshire and Ryedale – an area covering 3,400 square miles, and which includes Scarborough and Bridlington.
Our mission is to be a valued and trusted partner within our care system, delivering safe effective care to the population we serve.
We’re situated in a fantastic part of the country: home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York, which is consistently voted one of the best to live in the UK.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the specialist nursing team, alongside providing high quality expert care to patients with heart failure both in and out of hospital.
It is expected that the successful candidate will already have suitable heart failure nursing experience and be seeking the next step in their leadership career.
We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
- Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
- 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
- A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
- Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
- NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
- An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
- Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers
For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust’s dedicated Staff Benefits pages.
25 April 2023
Agenda for change
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Clementhorpe Health Centre
A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.
Working for the Trust
Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind; we are open; and we pursue excellence.
Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks – including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks – to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:
As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.
Armed Forces Friendly Employer
We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE – Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements
Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.
Education, Qualifications and Training
- Professional qualification appropriate to CHF and clinical element of the role ENB 124, Heart Failure management module or equivalent.
- Professional qualification registered nurse. Degree/diploma qualification and evidence of continuing professional development.
- Willingness to undertake Specialist training/short courses at postgraduate/masters level equivalent clinical skills course. Working towards/willing to undertake masters degree level of study.
- Willingness to undertake independent non-medical prescriber qualification
- Degree level specialist training or equivalent experience.
- Teaching and assessing qualification or equivalent experience ENB 998 or equivalent.
- Working towards/willing to undertake masters degree level of study.
- Non medical prescribing qualification.
- Masters degree level study
Experience and Knowledge Required
- Experience of development of procedures and protocols
- Experience of managing cardiac patients at a senior level
- Experience of leading clinical audit and performance management and involvement in clinical trials/research
- Experience of risk management and governance
- Understanding of Primary Care and the need to work collaboratively across the primary/secondary care interface to the benefit of patients with CHF.
- Highly developed clinical skills relevant to Heart Failure including advance clinical/assessment and skilled psycho-social assessments.
- Able to assess patients with complex heart failure and their related needs within the community setting and develop care plans to meet those needs
- Experience of teaching at pre- and post registration level, one-to-one and groups
- Experience of risk management and governance
- Ability to provide to clinicians, patients and carers specialised advice regarding assessment, development and implementation of specialised programmes
- Ability to formulate, plan and organise and flexibly adjust complex activities and programmes, including educational and training programmes and patient management plans.
- Experience of leading clinical research (as primary site co-ordinator or carrying out original research)
- Experience of managing a budget and other resources
- Leadership/management development RCN leadership programme
- Research awareness and evidence of leading innovation and change
Skills and Attributes
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills capable of communicating highly complex and highly sensitive or contentious information to patients and carers including where there may be barriers to understanding.
- Ability to organise own workload and prioritise effectively
- Ability to work autonomously and evidence of flexibility, innovation and problem solving
- Able to cope with distressing circumstances such as the consequences of life limiting or terminal chronic illness
- Able to cope with unpleasant working conditions such as dealing with body fluids and malodour
- IT skills (e-mail, internet, word processing); ability to input/amend data on database and have an understanding confidentiality and data protection
Aptitude and Personal Qualities
- Ability to identify and develop own and others knowledge and skills
- Able to cope with moderate physical effort for several short periods
- Excellent verbal/communication skills and ability to keep contemporary records
- Car driver, full licence and access to own transport
- Positive and flexible approach. Commitment to patient focussed care and health improvement
Values & Behaviours
- Ability to demonstrate our organisational values and behaviours: We are Kind, We are Open. We pursue Excellence.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
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