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Community Heart Failure Nurse Specialist

Band 7

Main area
Heart Failure Care
Band 7
30 HRS Per Week
Job ref
Edgware Community Hospital
£28,979 to £37,052 PA inc. HCAS
20/09/2017 23:59

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust works across nine London boroughs and Hertfordshire. We are rated Good by the Care Quality Commission and are ranked among top NHS employers. Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home.

The Barnet Heart Function Improvement Service is a continuously evolving service which requires a heart failure nurse specialist to join the current team. The service provides a combination of domiciliary care, exercise rehabilitation and community based outpatient clinics to heart failure patients within the London Borough of Barnet.

The Barnet Heart Function service is managed by a service operational lead and includes specialist physiotherapist, heart function nurses, clinical psychologist and administrator. The service clinical leadership is supported by a cardiology consultant. The Barnet Heart Function service coexists alongside a well-established community respiratory COPD team. Successful applicants will be well supported in their role and further development by a wealth of experience and a positive team culture.

Key areas of delivery for the post include:

- To work as an autonomous practitioner accepting clinical responsibility for a specialised caseload of patients, and to organise this effectively and efficiently with regard to clinical priorities and use of time utilising specialist Heart Failure knowledge and skills to safely identify, maintain and manage such.
- To interpret and analyse clinical and non-clinical tests to form an accurate assessment and suitability for the admission avoidance schemes, co-ordinate appropriate services to ensure safe transfer of care to the community and develop comprehensive discharge plans.
- Develop specialist end of life treatment plans which includes patient’s wishes, management of unpleasant respiratory symptoms, particularly breathlessness, anxiety and agitation are effectively managed using specialist skills including active cycle of breathing, sputum clearance techniques, relaxation techniques, medication and positioning.
- To work in a variety of clinical areas including patients homes and outpatient clinics.
- To provide emotional support to patients and family/carers to cope with life limiting Long- term Conditions, recognising when patients are entering the terminally stages and communicating this to the patient and family/career in a sensitive and empathic way.

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Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Olubunmi Adebajo

T: 07970781190

If you have problems applying, contact

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