Community Heart Failure Specialist Nurse (HFSN)
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
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Job Title -Community Heart Failure Specialist Nurse (HFSN)
Hours per week-37.50
Perm/Fixed Term-Fixed Term
Salary-£43,742 - £50,056 per annum
Closing Date-19th December 2023
Interview Date-28th December 2023
12 month Secondment/Fixed Term contract
The role will require the candidate to work across multiply sites which include GEH, SWFT Community North Warwickshire, and the HF Virtual ward. Management and leadership of the Heart Failure (HF) nursing team.
This post may close early due to high numbers of applicationsso you are advised to apply promptly.
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A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.
Main duties of the job
The role will include reviewing and assessing HF patients. Communicating and liaising with MDT, GPs, HCPs, HF patients and carers. Recommending evidence based therapies which include medications, Cardiac rehabilitation and cardiac devices. Patients will be reviewed in Face to face and virtual Clinics, virtual ward, at home and via telephone.
Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:
Effective Open Communication
excellence and safety in everything we do
Challenge but support
Expect respect and dignity
Local health that inspires confidence
Benefits:On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.
- Assess, risk-stratify and plan care for all HF referrals received from HF team, in-hospital departments, GP Practices, HCPs and self-referrals.
- Provide highly specialised, evidence based advice and information regarding all aspects of Heart failure, intervention and treatment to patients and their families/carers.
- Improve patients confidence and capability in self-management of their conditions with appropriate use of other healthcare resources.
- Ensure all patient information is documented in an accurate and timely manner.
- Manage the telephone calls, clinic and virtual consultations to support HF patients ensuring optimisation of all therapies such as medications, cardiac devices and CR.
- Develop personalised care plans with shared decision making between individuals and professionals. Plans should endeavour to address depression, anxiety, loneliness, isolation, as well as healthy behaviours.
- Improve patients health-related quality of life, self-management, functional and maximum exercise capacity; reducing disability associated with HF.
- Independently manage and run HFSN led clinics Face to Face or Virtual, providing information and advice regarding explanation of diagnosis, symptom control, risk factor management, stress management, exercise, dietary and HF medicines advice and HF medicines optimisation.
- Virtual ward assessing patients (on-boarding), ensuring HF patient have monitoring equipment, medications, Cannular, IV furosemide. Daily ward rounds assessing effectiveness of IV furosemide and implementing clinical plan.
- Virtual ward discharging patients ensuring patient clinical safe, on-going referrals are in place and communicated to HCPs inclusive of GP.
- Provide health education to groups/individual patients ensuring that appropriate, consistent and realistic information is provided.
- Provide sensitive and highly complex information in sometimes hostile and highly emotive atmospheres.
- Provide internal and external teaching.
- Make and receive direct referrals to and from relevant members of the multi-disciplinary teams and Primary Care colleagues when appropriate.
- Initiate relevant investigations if required and advice on appropriate treatment.
- Liaise with Consultant HF and Cardiologists as appropriate.
- Devise and maintain educational/health promotion documentation for patients, ward staff etc.
- Use professional judgement to act as an advocate for patients to ensure patient focussed care. Enabaling patients and carers to make informed decisions relating to their treatment and management. Escalate any concerns.
- Report any concerns regarding safeguarding, awareness of trust policies of safeguarding, mental capacity and DOLS and the application of the principles of Prevent.
- To prescribe as a non-medical prescriber appropriate medical therapies as agreed by the trust.
- Seek expert help or more experienced help where necessary.
- Practice within the scope of professional registration (NMC)
Experience and Knowledge
Qualification(s) and Professional Training
Skills and Abilities
Certificate of Sponsorship
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