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Cardiac Co-ordinator

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
Fixed Term
37.5 hours per week
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£26,565 - £35,577 pa
25/10/2017 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, and offers a full range of district hospital services and community health services to a population of 1.6 million in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology services across the wider region.

We employ more than 6,500 staff, with a turnover in excess of £370m in 2014/2015 and have approximately 900 beds.

Our main activities are

  • Cardiovascular care at our Cardiac Centre.
  • Accident and Emergency at Blackpool Teaching Hospital
  • Community Midwifery and Women and Childrens Services.
  • Clinical research with an 80-strong team of nurses and doctors
  • Community nursing ans school nursing
  • Recovery and rehabilitation for a variety of conditions including brain injury, stroke and elderly care.
  • Sexual health and family planning services
  • Wellbeing and lifestyle including mental health services, heart health campaigns, and smoking cessation services.
  • End of life and palliative care.

Between April 1 2014 and March 31 2015 we treated 100,662 day cases and inpatients (elective and non-elective), 329,257 outpatients and had 83,303 A & E attendances. The total number of community contacts was 1,228,494.

The Trust houses a state of the art Simulation & Skills Facility that provides training for all grades of staff to improve the safety and quality of the service that we offer our patients.

We run a portfolio of in-house courses that can be accessed by all staff to enhance their professional development needs. The training is supported by the use of modern equipment including part task trainers for such skills as venupuncture and full body manikins for the practice of emergency drills.

The Lancashire Cardiac tertiary service is a 7 day regional service managing an average of 94 patients each month, 86 of which transfer from surrounding hospitals, for assessment and treatment.
The management and coordination of emergency and tertiary patients is complex, but is an essential component in ensuring the efficient and effective management of the Trust resources resulting in positive patient experience and clinical outcome.
We are seeking to expand our existing team of coordinators for a fixed term period of 6 months to ensure effective flow of tertiary patients within our beds, this will allow us to combine both cardiology and cardiothoracic coordinators creating one team to ensure a consistent level of clinical expertise for both services and extend the service to cover Monday to Friday as well as a 6 hour Sunday shift at the weekend.
Suitable applicants will: have cardiology or cardiothoracic experience at band 5 level, be able to work as part of a small team and have a desire to improve the service for our patients. This is an ideal secondment opportunity for anyone looking to acquire wider knowledge and experience of cardiac pathways.

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Debra Kilshaw,
Tel. 01253 300000 & bleep 592.

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01253 957382