Community Heart Failure Specialist Nurse

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority
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Hywel Dda Health University Board are looking to appoint an experienced Heart Failure Specialist Nurse/or experienced cardiology nurse with a special interest in heart failure at Band 7, to work as a member of the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) team based with the Amman Gwendraeth Community Resource Team.

This exciting opportunity arises at a time where new innovations and service developments are currently being explored. These include virtual clinic appointments and patient led value based health care.

The Hywel Dda Heart Failure Service delivers holistic, evidence based specialist care to heart failure patients diagnosed with Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD) across Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion.

While community based, the team is entirely integrated delivering specialist heart failure care in the community and in reach within the local hospital. This requires flexibility within the role and a wide range of skills and experience caring for heart failure patients.

You should be an enthusiastic and motivated nurse with transferable skills and knowledge relating to heart failure care. You will be required to take an active role in managing a caseload of complex primary care heart failure patients offering individualised care and a holistic approach. The key aims are to keep patients well at home, to avoid hospital admissions where possible, but also to support those living with a debilitating condition and their families. The service is fully integrated with other service providers to ensure care is offered at the right level to meet patient needs and meet Hywel Dda University Health Board commitment to a prudent approach to healthcare.

The role requires independent autonomous practice, undertaking clinical consultations/assessments and implementing management plans. Ideally you will be a non-medical prescriber, or working towards this. You will be responsible for ensuring optimisation of medical therapy, extensive education and support to patients and relatives/ carers aiming to reduce symptoms, prevent unnecessary hospital admissions/ re-admissions and maximise patient’s quality of life.

There is also a teaching and resource requirement to sharing your expert knowledge within both primary and secondary care, participating and delivering heart failure meetings and training to MDT colleagues.

Independent clinical experience working in the area of heart failure care/ chronic disease is essential, and will be assessed at interview using clinical scenarios.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and /or English speakers are equally welcome to apply

Interviews to be held on 30th September 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Rhoswen Davies tel:

Reference: 40882022

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