Offerd Salary:£33,706 - £40,588
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Contract Type:Fixed term: 12 month
Working Time:Full time
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Cardiac Nurse Practioner Band 6

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Band 6


Fixed term: 12 months


Full time - 37.5 hours per week

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Southampton General Hospital




£33,706 - £40,588 pa

Salary period



30/01/2023 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced nurse to join the Cardiovascular & Thoracic care group as a Pre assessment/ Ward based nurse practitioner to work alongside their Advacnded clinical practitoners at University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). This is an ideal opportunity for those who want to further enhance their specialist nursing knowledge and skills within a supportive environment.

Nurse practitioners are highly skilled nurses who work as part of the multidisciplinary team to deliver high quality care to elective and emergency patients receiving cardiac procedures. Fully trained nurse practitioners work closely with the medical team undertaking some of the roles previously performed solely by junior doctors, in the care and management of patients from admission to discharge. These include skilled pre assessments of patients, planning of ongoing care and the ordering of appropriate tests.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation

What we can offer you

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Your Responsibilities

What you'll do

  • To work as an independent Practitioner under the supervision of the Senior Nurse Practitioner / Advanced Clinical Practitioner or Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP)

  • This role involves undertaking competency-based patient assessment and examination in order to formulate a management plan for specific groups of patients admitted to UHS for diagnosis and / or treatments.

  • The Nurse Practitioner is expected to undertake all preparatory work prior to the patient undergoing treatment or diagnosis which may include consent, request of any further investigations and to highlight any potential complications to the Advanced Clinical Practitioner or relevant medical colleague.

  • What we're looking for

    The post holder will ideally have experience of supporting patients with Cardiovascular & Thoracic disease within primary or secondary care. They will need to be adaptable and flexible and work in varied environments across organisational boundaries. You will require a flexible approach to working patterns and will be required to work to a rota that includes weekends, bank holidays, and evenings.

    As a Nurse Practitioner you will be expected to have excellent communication skills, promote the delivery of a high standard of patient-centered care and work between organisational boundaries. You will analyse, monitor and implement actions that ensure the service delivery is safe and effective in line with the Trust values with the support of your colleagues and line manager.

    Additional information

    Interviews will be held on Monday, 6th February 2023

    Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch

    Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • Registered nurse on relevant part of NMC register
  • Completion of Nursing Degree (or Equivalent 120 credits at L6)
  • Mentorship Qualification
  • Evidence of on-going personal and professional development
  • Basic keyboard skills with knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Desirable criteria
  • Supplementary and Independent Prescribing Qualification
  • Registered on MSc Pathway as an experienced practitioner
  • Further study at Level 7 within relevant pathway
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Post Registration Experience within chosen specialty
  • Multidisciplinary team working
  • Completion of all Nurse Practitioner competencies including History Taking and Physical Examination
  • ILS trained
  • Broad awareness of wider Trust initiatives / pressures
  • Desirable criteria
  • Phlebotomy trained
  • Evidence of ability to change or initiate practice
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Able to use initiative
  • Ability to work autonomously undertaking expanded roles
  • Able to prioritise and delegate appropriately
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • Ability to initiate self-learning and development
  • Commitment to ongoing career development
  • Flexibility to work all shifts including unsociable hours on a 24/7 rota
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

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    Employer certification / accreditation badges 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.

    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 352.7KB)
  • Person Specification (PDF, 213.6KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact


    Natalie Dawson

    Job title

    Nurse Case Manager

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    023 8120 8686
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