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Cardiac Cath lab Junior Sister/Charge Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Secondment: 12 months
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
390-CAR-7279
Employer
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Broomfield
Town
Chelmsford
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 per anum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
07/07/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Junior sister/Charge Nurse Cardiac Angiography Suite

Band 6

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest trusts in the country, serving a population of 1.2 million people. Our newly formed Trust, comprising acute hospital sites at Broomfield in Chelmsford, Basildon and Southend,  is determined to provide the best health services for its local population. We are a well-led, high-performing and innovative organisation working in the best interests of the people we serve.

 

With a workforce of approximately 15,000 staff, we can now do more and go further in delivering health services to our local communities.  

 

Our ambition is to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients, and provide a vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

 

Patients will experience improved care as well as fewer delays and cancellations.  We are able to provide more once-in-a-lifetime specialist care region-wide. With our new trust size will come more opportunities for development, research, networking and innovation.

 

We aim to make the most of our skills and experiences so we can become the best we can be. As one organisation we will recruit the finest and retain more specialist staff due to more employment opportunities across our Trust.

 

 

Job overview

We are recruiting for a motivated hard working band 6 Registered Nurse to join a dynamic Cath lab team, within a busy 10 bedded elective cardiac procedures unit.  We work closely with the Cardiac Centre and perform procedures on outpatients and inpatients including Diagnostic Cardiac Angiography, Permanent Pacemaker insertion, Loop Recorder insertion, Direct Current Cardioversions, Trans-oesophageal echocardiograms and Stress Echocardiograms.  

Main duties of the job

  • Support the ward manager in the provision, co-ordination, management and development of an effective, high quality service in line with government targets
  • Act as a competent scrub and runner nurse and be able to manage the recovery of patients following all cardiac procedures demonstrating good airway management skills.
  • Ensure the effective running of cardiology clinics and pre-assessment clinics
  • Demonstrate good knowledge, experience and confidence in all cardiac procedures
  • To provide care whilst adhering to trust protocols and guidelines
  • To be able to perform and accurately interpret ECG’s and act upon the results
  • To be able to administer by protocol thrombolysis or primary PCI protocols
  • Ensure that the development of Mid Essex Hospitals Cardiology Service remains in line with the Governments National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease
  • Willingness to attain and continue to maintain Advance Life Support Certificate with appropriately timed updates.
  • Willingness to attend the Essex Cardio-Thoracic Centre in Basildon to undertake PCI training and keep up-to-date

 



Working for our organisation

The Cardiac Angiography Suite consists of a small friendly nursing team and we are committed to ensuring we provide a service of a high quality to all of our patients.  We work closely with all members of the MDT whilst ensuring good communication and team work across cardiology and the MSE 

TRAINING

 All staff will undertake such training as is necessary to perform the duties allocated.

 EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

 The Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy and/or Single Equality Scheme. The aim is to ensure that no individual receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity related matters, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements, which cannot be shown to be justifiable.  Whilst the Trust recognizes specific responsibilities fall upon management, it is also the duty of all employees to accept personal responsibility for the practical application of the Policy.

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

JOB TITLE:  Registered Nurse              

LOCATION: Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation trust                                                 

DIRECTORATE: Care Group 1 Division 2

DEPARTMENT: Cardiac Angiography suite

GRADE: Band 6

RESPONSIBLE TO: Senior Sister Cardiac Angiography Suite

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Lead Nurse Cardiac

 

 

JOB SUMMARY

We are recruiting for a motivated hard working band 6 Registered Nurse to join a dynamic Cath lab team, within a busy 10 bedded elective cardiac procedures unit.  We work closely with the Cardiac Centre and perform procedures on outpatients and inpatients including Diagnostic Cardiac Angiography, Permanent Pacemaker insertion, Loop Recorder insertion, Direct Current Cardioversions, Trans-oesophageal echocardiograms and Stress Echocardiograms.  

 

MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Support the ward manager in the provision, co-ordination, management and development of an effective, high quality service in line with government targets
  • Act as a competent scrub and runner nurse and be able to manage the recovery of patients following all cardiac procedures demonstrating good airway management skills. 
  • Ensure the effective running of cardiology clinics and pre-assessment clinics
  • Demonstrate good knowledge, experience and confidence in all cardiac procedures
  • To provide care whilst adhering to trust protocols and guidelines
  • To be able to perform and accurately interpret ECG’s and act upon the results
  • To be able to administer by protocol thrombolysis or primary PCI protocols
  • Ensure that the development of Mid Essex Hospitals Cardiology Service remains in line with the Governments National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease

 

  • Willingness to attain and continue to maintain Advance Life Support Certificate with appropriately timed updates.
  • Willingness to attend the Essex Cardio-Thoracic Centre in Basildon to undertake PCI training and keep up-to-date

 

  1. Communication
  • Ensure patients and their relatives are aware of their treatment plans and any tests or investigations that they may require pre or post procedure in both pre-assessment clinics and prior to discharge.
  • Act as the patients advocate and re-assure patients during all cardiac procedures.
  • Ensure information is communicated effectively with consultants, cardiac liaison and other members of the MDT to ensure a smooth pathway of care for patients from admission through to discharge.
  • Communicate effectively with waiting lists in conjunction with the senior sister to ensure adequate utilisation of lists

 

  1. Analytical and Planning
  • Ensure all paperwork is completed accurately and clearly in the patient’s integrated care pathway.
  • Work closely with the unit manager to ensure all patients receive the correct protocol and pathway of care.
  • Ensure electronic tracking of case notes is completed on Lorenzo and patients are admitted and discharged in a timely manner.
  • Interpreting blood results and any investigations required on assessment of patient pre or post procedure following protocols and liaising with the cardiology consultant where appropriate
  1. Clinical Duties
  • Rotate between cardiac clinics, pre-assessment clinics, Cath lab and Recovery
  • Assist Cardiac Physiologists with the Stress Echocardiography service
  • Work to deliver a high standard of care and provide prompt patient care in emergency situations whilst supporting junior staff
  • To take responsibility of the unit in the absence of the ward manager
  1. Policy and Service Development
  • Adhere to unit protocols and trust policies
  • Work with the senior sister to evaluate and update service provision and contribute to change
  • Maintain best practice ensuring compliance with evidence based practice and participate and support research trials, clinical audit and practice development
  • Contribute to the Cardiac Cath lab audit to measure performance against National Service Frameworks targets for Cardiology

 

  1. Financial and Physical Resources
  • Contribute to the management of the unit budget
  • Complete Essex cardiac competencies for cardiac Cath lab and demonstrate both practical and theoretical learning
  • Attending and keeping up to date with all mandatory training
  1. Staff Management
  • In conjunction with the senior sister be responsible for the development and learning of junior staff offering support in achieving their targets
  • Assist in educational needs of staff through training and competency assessments
  • To delegate supervise and actively participate in staff training to ensure a high standard of care whilst acting as a good role model
  • To participate in completing staff appraisals
  1. Information Resources
  • Report any accidents and incidents per trust policy and investigate as required
  • Provide education and advice to patients and relatives
  • To participate in and support research trials, clinical audit and practice development as appropriate

 

  1. Effort, Skills and Working

 

Physical Skills

 

 

Working in a theatre environment as a scrub and runner nurse on a daily basis

 

 

Physical Effort

 

 

Wearing lead aprons and standing for long periods.  Moving of boxes and patients notes, moving equipment in lab, manual handling of patients.  Transferring patients to the CTC in an ambulance

 

Mental Effort

 

 

High level of concentration during procedures, willing to learn new skills and being able to manage patients and the nursing team in a specialist cardiology environment

 

Emotional Effort

 

 

Occasional distressing or emotional circumstances may occur in emergency situations, supporting patients following procedure results, dealing with challenging behaviour from patients, supporting other members of staff

 

Working Conditions

 

 

Working with ionizing radiation, long days and occasional chance of staying late due to an emergency situation

 

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

 

Key Relationships:

 

Registered Nurses

HCSW

Consultant Cardiologists

Cardiac CNS team

Cardiac Liaison team Broomfield

Matrons

Waiting list coordinator

Cardiac physiologists

Radiographers

 

Person specification

NMC Pin

Essential criteria
  • registered nurse NMC
Desirable criteria
  • > 1 year cath lab experience

Cardiac course

Essential criteria
  • Completed Cardiac Course
Desirable criteria
  • Leadership course

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Laura Blamire
Job title
Senior Sister
Email address
laura.blamire@nhs.net
Telephone number
01245 514418