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Cardiac Congenital Coordinator

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (part time hours also available)
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata
Salary period
20/04/2021 23:59
Interview date

Job overview

Southampton Children's Hospital are looking for band 6 Congenital Cardiac Coordinators to support the cardiology and cardiac surgery service. There are both full time and part time positions available. We are looking for someone with post qualifying experience in cardiac services that can support the multidisciplinary team.  This post includes NO unsocial hours and can offer learning and development opportunities whilst working with an established, experienced team.


The congenital cardiology and cardiac surgery services comprises a team of 8 paediatric and 4 adult cardiology consultants and 3 cardiac surgeons.  They meet 3 times a week alongside the coordinator and consultant radiologist and liaison nurse discussing individual patient management plans.

Main duties of the job

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.

Working for our organisation

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. 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. 

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


  • Manage the daily throughput of the paediatric and congenital cardiology and cardiac surgery services.
  • Liaise with case managers, patients/parents/carers, clinicians, medical representatives and social services regarding complex cases.
  • Ensure a smooth patient pathway to deliver the highest standards of patient care in both Southampton and Oxford
  • Support the operations manager to deliver throughput
  • Manage the Heartsuite Database. This will involve continuous development of administrative functionality to use data to support research and audit projects within congenital cardiac services.
  • Collect data for internal audit, personal logs and research and present as required to the MDT
  • Supervise the data collection for the UK NICOR National Cardiac Audit for the care group.
  • To appraise, interpret and make the appropriate changes to improve the quality of data collected for NICOR.


  • Sound leadership skills,
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good understanding of IT systems
  • Good planning, organisation and prioritisation skills
  • Experience of audit and data collection as well as project management experience


Interviews will be held on Monday, 10 May 2021

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered nurse on relevant part of the NMC register
  • Degree qualification or equivalent 120 credits at L6
  • Post registration qualification within area of speciality.
  • Completion of all Band 5 (preceptorship) competencies
  • Higher Education Institute approved course in supporting learners in practice. Provide evidence of-  Supporting a range of learners in practice  Supporting colleagues to promote effective learning in practice
Desirable criteria
  • Registered on MSc Pathway – completion of HTPA Competencies
  • Counselling qualification
  • Palliative care course
  • IT training


Essential criteria
  • Extensive post registration experience within specialist area
  • Knowledge of current issues within the acute health service
  • Understanding of personal accountability
Desirable criteria
  • Change Management, clinical practice development
  • Multidisciplinary team working.
  • Interest in nurse –led care


Essential criteria
  • Confident of own knowledge base, aware of learning needs and seeks guidance when appropriate
  • Able to critically review and communicate clinical information
  • Demonstrates clarity and breadth in use of verbal and written communications in relation to our patient group.
  • Able to organise own workload
  • IT skills
Desirable criteria
  • Negotiation skills
  • Awareness of own leadership skills/style

Special requirements

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work across multiple sites with reasonable adjustments.
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexibility to attend evening meetings/clinics if required, by prior arrangement
Desirable criteria
  • Organisational/strategic awareness
  • Clear about professional accountability and autonomous practice components of role.


Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Patients First
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Always Improving
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Working Together
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Katie King
Job title
Cardiology CNS
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07884 167430

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