Community Heart Failure Nurse Specialist

£37,570-£43,772 pa (pro rata)
17 Jun 2019
17 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 7

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
  • 4,750 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • 14 inpatient and outpatient locations, serving a total community of 1.3 million people
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features
  • Stonewall Diversity Champions, and Disability Confident Employer - Level 2

The Brighton and Hove Community Heart Failure Service is looking to recruit a Heart Failure Nurse Specialist.

We are looking for excellent role models who are passionate about providing compassionate and effective care to patients within a community setting. We want someone who will also share their advanced clinical knowledge with the wider team, so that they have the necessary knowledge and skills to provide a high quality service to the patients under our care

The Community Heart Failure team has strong links with the British Heart Foundation and the British Society of Cardiology, which ensures regular updates in heart failure management, conferences and teaching. Contemporary practice and service development are the bedrock of the team's approach. The heart failure service adheres to the professional and national guidelines which supports best practice.

Whist we are supported by these national guidelines and best practice guidelines you will need to show flexibility to tailor your practice in relation to each patient's needs, ensuring that your practice is holistic and evidenced-based. You will provide specialist expert nursing in heart failure care to patients within their own homes and community clinics working autonomously to manage your own caseload whist supporting and overseeing the caseloads of junior or non-registered staff to ensure safe and effective care.

We are a proactive team in relation to development of our specialist skills as well as considering service improvements to meet the needs of our community patients. The service offers supervision and a variety of opportunities for continued professional development.

The team also benefits from a very close working relationship with a Secondary Care Heart Failure team at our acute Trust, BSUH, who are a nationally recognised tertiary centre for Cardiology. The teams work in a collaborative way with weekly clinical supervision in the form of MDT meetings and regular joint teaching. This is a valuable resource for the community team with support from Consultants, SPRs, Pharmacists, Physiologists, Psychologists, and Radiologists as required.

As well as support from the members of the multidisciplinary integrated team at BSUH we also benefit from good relationships with our local GPs, and other healthcare professionals within the Trust.

If you are looking for a career in community heart failure then this is an excellent opportunity for the development of your clinical skills as well as gaining knowledge and experience in operational and leadership skills.

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

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.

Documents to download
  • East CHFNS JD
  • B7 HFNS PS B&H
  • Staff Benefits Brochure
  • About Us

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