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Job summary

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Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Royal Liverpool Hospital
£41,659 - £47,672 per annum
Salary period
31/03/2023 23:59

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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Cardiac Rehabilitation

Band 7

Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary team of specialised health professionals dedicated to providing a high quality Cardiac Rehabilitation service. The service is run by a team of Band 7 nurses who are looking for a suitably qualified Band 7 to join the team.

Cardiac Rehabilitation is a vital part of recovery following a cardiac event or diagnosis. The Cardiac Rehabilitation Team at LUHFT Broadgreen/Royal accepts referrals from a wide range of cardiac conditions from the cardiology wards, LHCH and GPs. We aim to reduce risk of further events, improve functional capacity and confidence and facilitate return to normal through a programme of individualised exercise, education, risk factor management and psychological support.

Main duties of the job

The main responsibilities of the role will include;

Perform specialist assessment of patients cardiac nursing needs, plan, implement and evaluate care delivery using advanced clinical knowledge and clinical skills. 
Lead clinical care by managing a patient caseload providing expert assessment, planning and  evaluation 
Co-ordinate and manage nurse-led cardiac clinics. 
Contribute towards a multi-professional approach in the management of patients within the cardiac specialist area, especially in relation to ongoing care.

Establish and maintain effective communication with patients and carers / relatives. 
Support patients and their families and ensure that they receive the required information to enable 
them to self manage, lead or participate in their care delivery. 
Recognise changes in patients condition that require the intervention of others and refer on as appropriate.  

To support, assist and encourage the multi-disciplinary team in resolving patient problems, by the provision of new and innovative models of case management. 
To lead the specialist nursing contribution to the service, in the delivery of high standards of patient care. 

To lead the specialist nursing contribution to the service, work in partnership with lead clinicians, General Managers, Matron to ensure the delivery of high standards of patient care.


Working for our organisation

 Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Clinical practice

Be an expert practitioner in Cardiac Nursing, demonstrating the highest possible standards of care.

Be clinically competent and confident to utilise skills and knowledge in a variety of clinical settings.

(see job role)

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Clinician NMC/HCPC
  • Post-basic specialist Qualification relevant to speciality
  • Recognised Teaching Qualification
  • First Degree
Desirable criteria
  • Research qualification
  • Recordable specialist qualification
  • Masters
  • Independent Nurse Prescriber


Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable Post-Reg. experience
  • Evidence of undertaking the relevant speciality successfully at Band 6
  • Extensive clinical experience
  • Involvement in audit
Desirable criteria
  • Experience as Specialist Sister
  • Participation in research
  • Management qualification


Essential criteria
  • In depth specialist knowledge


Essential criteria
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Teaching / assessment skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Evidence of audit and change management ability
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Organisation and negotiation skills
  • Leadership & motivation skills
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of leading and facilitating change
  • ECDL


Essential criteria
  • Diplomatic
  • Ability to work both on own initiative and within a team
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Assertive and confident
  • Personal and professional maturity
  • Recognition of own limitations
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm
  • Ability to work both on own initiative and within a team
  • Flexibility
  • Able to travel between sites

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lorraine Fyldes
Job title
Cardiac rehabilitation clinical nurse specialist
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0151 600 1922
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