Would you like to work Monday to Friday (but not lose your enhancements)? Do you love working in a team? Do you like a bit of variety? We are currently looking for highly motivated nurses to join our team within the cardiac catheter labs.
The unit is purpose built and houses four fully equipped cardiac catheter labs, a six- bay reception area for adults and a two-bay reception area for paediatrics & General Anaesthetic patients, and a recovery area for local and general anaesthetic cases.
The routine lists run from Monday to Friday, from 0800 to 1800hrs. All other hours in the week (including week-ends) are covered by an on-call service for emergencies. A full time nurse in the unit works four ten-hour shifts a week, one on-call night a week, and one weekend a month: so this means a day off in the week and most weekends off as well!
In the cardiac catheter labs we do an interesting variety of cases in interventional cardiology, electrophysiolgy, heart failure and congenital cardiology, on people of all ages from babies hours old to adults well into their 90s. As the nurses also work in recovery and reception, this means every shift you are working somewhere different, and doing something exciting with a great team.
There is a lot of support available, we would typically give you a 6-week supernumerary period, and you only go on the on-call roster when you are ready which is usually after 6-9 months. More broadly speaking there are numerous opportunities for development within the cardiothoracic speciality, such as the Introduction to cardiovascular nursing course and the yearly adult congenital heart disease conference. The cath lab nurses also regularly attend national conferences to do with our speciality.
If you would like to find out more about joining the cath lab team please contact us. Informal visits are welcomed and very strongly encouraged. Come and meet us and see what the cath labs are about, and see whether this specialty would suit you.
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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Senior Sister Wendy George