Cardiac Catheter Suite Registered Nurse | East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 19 April 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £24,907 - £30,615 pro rata per annum
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 19 May 2021
Location: Margate, CT9 4AN
Company: East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 3079429/344-9429GMQ

Apply for this job


We have a Band 5 vacancy in our QEQM Cardiac Catheter Lab, and we are looking for a very special nurse! You will be keen to learn new skills and have an interest in acute cardiac nursing. In return, we will train you to care for cardiac patients and teach you the skills for our lab procedures. This will include working as a scrub nurse and joining our team that treats patients from across the whole of Kent who are having an acute heart attack!

Our day to day duties include the admission, post procedure care and discharge of day case cardiac patients. Our small and friendly team rotate between the roles of recovery nurse, lab circulating nurse and lab scrub nurse. A supportive training environment guided by robust competency documentation will be provided. When working in the Cath Lab, X Ray safety measures are in operation. It is necessary to wear protective lead aprons. These weigh approximately 7 KG and may need to be worn for extended periods. Applicants with musculoskeletal problems need to bear this in mind. During the training period across both sites, the nurse will rotate throughout the Labs, gaining the skills of circulating nurse and scrub nurse working alongside the cardiologist. Once fully trained it is mandatory to participate the Trusts flagship 24 hour on call service at WHH for those critical STEMI (Heart Attack) cases. You will then be part of a team that literally saves life on an almost daily basis!

Today, the team at East Kent Hospitals will care for more than 2,000 people. Most of these people and their loved ones will be at a significant moment in their lives – an emergency situation, a diagnosis, a new life, a last chance to say goodbye, or a new chance to learn or regain skills.

That’s why if you are passionate about people, you’re the perfect fit for us, whether you are a health professional or someone who can bring your valuable skills ‘behind the scenes’.

Our vision is ‘great healthcare from great people’ – if you are great at what you do and want to work in an environment where you can give your best, come and be part of us!

This advert closes on Monday 26 Apr 2021

Apply for this job