We are looking for an enthusiastic, knowledgeable person to provide a nurse led cardioversion service as part of the CRM-CNS team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). This post is an exciting opportunity to work as an autonomous practitioner and be involved in developing a new nurse led service supported by the CRM-CNS team.
Any applicant must have passed their physical assessment and history taking course. The CRM-CNS team will provide in house training to meet the requirements of the role.
This role is offered on a part time (10 hours per week) and fixed term basis, for 12 months.
UHS is a tertiary cardiology centre with four CRM consultants providing comprehensive interventions and support for patients with arrhythmias and devices.
The team provide support and guidance to a specialist patient population, in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
The nurse led cardioversion will be a weekly service occurring every Friday. As part of the role you will be required to perform:
History and physical assessment
Cannulation and venesection
Reviewing ECG/blood results and liaising with the CRM consultants
Nurse led consent
Performing DC cardioversion with an anaesthetist
Review and discharge patients
In line with the Trust values, we pride ourselves in maintaining high standards of patient care and offer exemplary support to our employees. You should be energetic and forward thinking, as well as eager to develop your own clinical and leadership skills. We are looking for an excellent communicator with an established background in cardiology and an interest in cardiac rhythm management.
If you enjoy working in a busy environment and are looking for a position which will challenge you, we would like to hear from you.
As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.
As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.
UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.
Interviews will be held on Monday, 25 January 2021.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.
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.
Cardiac Rhythm Management Team