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Cardiac Specialist Nurse

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
Fixed term: 6 months (Secondment for 6 months)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (predominantly evening shifts, but day shifts as service needs)
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Blackpool Teaching Hospital
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum
Salary period
19/10/2021 23:59

We welcome and encourage application from anyone with protected characteristics, as well as supporting reservists and Veterans who are looking for a rewarding and challenging career within the NHS and especially here at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Due to Blackpool’s convenient location, Edinburgh in the north and London in the south can be reached within three hours by train.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as: part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored.  We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.


Job overview

Are you looking for a new challenge? An exciting 6 month secondment opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic nurse with relevant cardiac experience to join our well-established Team.

We are looking for experienced cardiac nurses with vision and enthusiasm to contribute to the continued quality and success of our service.

Main duties of the job

Band 7 (secondment) – fixed term 6 month contract, please note that permission from your line manager is to be sought for a secondment.

Full time – predominantly evening shifts , but rotation to days as service requirement


The role includes assessment and management of patients with cardiac chest pain, life threatening arrhythmias, Acute Coronary Syndromes, and assessment for Primary PCI. Working across the hospital within A&E and acute assessment areas

You will need extensive patient assessment skills and be able to demonstrate specialised knowledge of the management of this group of patients. Working autonomously 

You must therefore be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge base in the field of cardiology and excellent ECG interpretation skills. You will require excellent clinical, leadership, communication skills and be a team player to ensure close liaison with a multi-disciplinary team.


You will possess:

1st level registration

Cardiac Nursing qualification

Extensive experience in the field of acute cardiology nursing, with recent experience in a senior role.

Evidence of further study/development.


Working for our organisation

The Lancashire Cardiac Centre is a 52million pound tertiary centre provides heart & lung treatment for the people of Lancashire & Cumbria.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Cardiac Specialist Nurse – to assess, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of evidence based care.
  • Provide expert advice and clinical practice and demonstrate ability to practice autonomously, working across the hospital.
  • Facilitate and provide a fast track system of care for patients presenting with acute cardiac illness - within PPCI and A&E
  • Assess, plan and initiate treatment via agreed protocols
  • Work collaboratively and co-operatively within the clinical lead and colleagues to develop service and delivery of quality care
  • Contribute to the specialist education and training programme for the multidisciplinary team, acting as a resource for area of practice across the Trust

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • • Advanced Life Support provider / Intermediate Life Support
  • • Coronary Care Diploma or equivalent level of study, demonstrated by portfolio and clinical experience
Desirable criteria
  • Nurse Practitioner Qualification
  • Non Medical Prescriber Qualification


Essential criteria
  • • Five years in acute cardiology nursing
Desirable criteria
  • Invasive monitoring/procedures skills


Essential criteria
  • • Advanced ECG interpretation skills/rhythm recognition
  • • Advanced knowledge of cardiovascular disease/coronary reperfusion methods
  • • Clinical history taking skills
  • • In depth knowledge of cardiology interventions/treatment plans
  • • Ability to deal with emergency situations.
  • • Ability to work autonomously, prioritise workload and meet tight deadlines
  • • Ability to motivate others
  • • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team effectively
  • • Demonstrate flexibility within the role
Desirable criteria
  • Clinical examination skills
  • Experience of acute cardiology emergencies
  • Experience in the use of Patient Group Directives
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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.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Sarah Fishwick
Job title
Lead Cardiac Specialist Nurse
Email address
Telephone number
01253 951918
Additional information

For an informal chat/visit please contact the team on 

01253 951918

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