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Cardiac Care Unit
Band 5
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
Watford General Hospital
£26,938 - £33,111 per annum inclusive of 5% High Cost Area Payment
Salary period
07/07/2022 23:59

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West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Band 5-Staff Nurse, Cardiac Care Unit (CCU)

Band 5

Job overview

Band 5 - Staff Nurse - CCU

We are looking for proactive, highly motivated, enthusiastic staff nurses to join our friendly cardiology team within the cardiology unit. 

CCU is a 24 bedded cardiology ward with a multidisciplinary team of highly skilled and motivated staff, who provide high quality care to patients requiring a variety of specialist cardiac investigations such as interventional cardiology, EP ablations, right/left heart studies and insertion of pacemaker. We also provide specialist care for both heart failure and cardiac rehab for post procedure patients.

You will support the Ward Manager and your colleagues to achieve a high standard of patient care and take charge of the ward on a regular basis. We’ll also look to you to act as a role model in supporting and developing junior members of the team.

Fixed Term dates:

22/08/2022-22/08/2023  x2

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills. They must be able to demonstrate a compassionate approach to the care of patients and the public, whilst also possessing the ability to ensure robust clinical operational demands are met. The varied and complex case mix plus a commitment to role development in a visionary manner makes this an excellent opportunity.

Working for our organisation

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

There are also plans for a digital transformation, new models of care and a multi-storey car park. As well as this, the trust – which won the UK Best Employer Award (Nursing Times 2019) – is applying for teaching hospital status in recognition of its wide and well-renowned role in educating doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities if you need help please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Registered Nurse (Staff Nurse) is required:

  • To provide a high standard of individualised care to patients, whilst maintaining at all times their privacy and dignity.
  • To assess care needs, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care
  • To contribute to supporting the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse
  • To support the maintenance of high standards of cleanliness in their own clinical area

Person specification

Applications are shortlisted against the person specification

Essential criteria
  • 0 – does not meet the person specification, 1- reserved meets some person specification requirements 2 – Meets all person specification requirements.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employerCommitted to being an Inclusive Employer

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

Janice Ancheta
Job title
Ward Manager – Cardiac Care Unit
Email address
Telephone number
01923 217159

If you have problems applying, contact

Watford Hospital
Vicarage Road
WD18 0HB
01923 436258