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Staff nurse - coronary care

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full Time/Part Time (minimum 25 hours per week)
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Southampton General Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 pa pro rata
06/11/2018 23:59

The coronary care unit are looking to recruit trained nurses with an interest in specialising in cardiac emergencies and a passion for delivering high quality patient care.

CCU is a 17 bedded unit caring for patients experiencing acute cardiac emergencies and is a primary PCI centre admitting patients from all over Wessex and the Chanel Islands. It forms a part of the internationally renowned Wessex Cardiac Centre and many of the consultants covering the care of the CCU patients are both nationally and internationally renowned.

The main sub-specialties of admitted patients are:

  • Interventional cardiology
  • Heart failure
  • Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac imaging
  • Congenital heart disease

There are 11 acute beds where nurses will care for 3-4 patients at a time and a 6 bedded lower acuity assessment bay where there is one nurse supported by a band 2 healthcare support worker. There is also a primary PCI trolley for patients experiencing acute ST elevation myocardial infarction. We work closely with the specialist registrar and SHO who work solely on the unit as well as the acute coronary syndrome specialist nurse on duty.

It is fast paced and you will be working with a dynamic highly functioning team who are committed to getting it right first time for our patients. We have achieved full clinical accreditation and have won team of the month as well as several individual staff being recognised by the Trust for their outstanding contribution to patient care.

You will be required to;

  • Complete nursing assessments on new patients admitted to the unit
  • Implement appropriate care plans and re-evaluate when there is a change in condition
  • Recognise and manage the deteriorating adult
  • Escalate concerns to the nurse in charge and medical staff

As well as having the relevant nursing qualification and NMC pin you must

  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of the current issues within acute cardiac care
  • Be able to identify your own learning needs
  • Demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust values
  • Recognise stress in yourself and others and act accordingly

Trained nursing staff can expect:

  • a place on the internal introduction to cardiovascular and thoracic course encompassing 6 study days
  • annual immediate life support training
  • an acute coronary syndrome nurse mentor
  • support with learning about ECG interpretation
  • access to venesection, cannulation and catheterisation training if not already competent
  • flexible shift working
  • opportunities for different experiences and career progression throughout the care group

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement, and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care. One of our main objectives has been to become a top ten research trust, with the pharmacy department being an integral part of achieving this.

Closing date for applications Tuesday 6 November

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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