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Specialist Nurse - Adult Congenital Heart Disease

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
ACHD - Cardiology
NHS AfC: Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum
17/11/2019 23:59

As the largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in the UK, we, at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, have a clear vision 'to be the best cardiothoracic integrated healthcare organisation'.

We provide specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine including adult cystic fibrosis and diagnostic imaging, both in the hospital and out in the community.

We serve a catchment area of 2.8 million people, spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, and increasingly we receive referrals from outside these areas for highly specialised services such as aortics.

Heart and lung disease continue to be amongst the biggest killers in the UK and the communities we serve are marked by increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease, higher levels of heart failure, hypertension, coronary artery disease and an ageing population.

Our reputation for strong performance is important in delivering the best care for our patients and high quality clinical services. This is underpinned by a culture of research and innovation, delivered in modern estate and facilitated by technology. New and upgraded clinical areas are designed with patients and families fully involved to deliver their needs.

As part of our long term plan, we aim to form strong clinical and organisational relationships where possible. There is clear evidence that partnerships improve patient care and enhance quality and we aim to collaborate with a range of other providers and professionals with the aim to extending access and improve quality.  

Our vision is underpinned by five strategic goals:

  • Quality: to deliver the highest quality, safest and best experience for patients and their families by providing reliable care 
  • Service and Innovation: to develop our service portfolio for patients by developing innovative models of care
  • Value: to maintain financial viability, enhance service delivery and develop new models of care to improve the health of our patients and safely reduce costs
  • Workforce: to be the best NHS Employer by 2019 by attracting and retaining the best staff to deliver excellent patient care
  • Stakeholders: to develop productive relationships with key stakeholders in order to enhance our profile and reputation.

Our Mission

“Excellent, Compassionate and Safe care for every patient, every day”


We are looking for an exceptional nurse to join our award winning Adult Congenital Heart Specialist Nursing Team. This is a great opportunity to be involved in developing this supra-regional service for adults with congenital heart disease covering the North West of England, North Wales and Isle of Man. You will be based within the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital with state of the art facilities as part of the Division of Specialist medicine. You will work across the hospital sites within the Liverpool Partnership (The Royal Liverpool Hospital and The Liverpool Women’s Hospital). You will also be expected to travel to support outreach clinics at the level 2 centre in Manchester and Blackpool and to support the ACHD service in Wrexham. We are committed to developing a world class service in the North West of England that meets NHS England CHD standards

Are you an exceptional Band 6 nurse with experience of congenital heart nursing or working within a tertiary cardiac centre? You must have a first degree and have or be willing to work towards a Masters degree.

To succeed you will need to be committed to delivering high quality, patient focused care with pride and respect, have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to provide evidence of personal and professional development. You will need to be self-sufficient and be able to lead and develop services and be confident to work independently. You will be provided with expert guidance and support and there will be opportunities to learn and develop your knowledge within a supportive environment.

In return for your skills, enthusiasm and commitment, you can expect some truly excellent development and progression opportunities and a comprehensive induction programme. You’ll also be part of a fantastic and dedicated team that supports each other and operates with consideration and dignity at all times.

It really is a great chance to join an outstanding Trust that has an integrated health, teaching and research focus.

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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

Linda Griffiths - 07542229891  or by email