Cardiology nursing jobs at St George’s

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR EXPERIENCED AND NEWLY QUALIFIED BAND 5 NURSES!

Interviews for Band 5 nurses interested in joining our CVT and Cardiology wards will be held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 11th September
  • Saturday 26th October
  • Wednesday 27th November

To apply online now, click here.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange an informal visit, please email: Jennifer.Aherne@stgeorges.nhs.uk

We are currently looking for nurses to join our Cardiovascular Thoracic (CVT) & Cardiology divisions. We seek highly motivated individuals with an interest in CVT & Cardiology to become part of our team. Come join us here at St George’s to develop your nursing skills and to progress your career in a dynamic and supportive environment. We have an established team of nurses from a variety of backgrounds, nationalities and experience; working with such a diverse group strengthens our team and enables our workforce to be truly representative of the community in which we deliver care.

Join us as a Band 5 nurse and access:

  • Two weeks supernumerary support with an experienced nurse
  • Comprehensive trust and local inductions
  • Preceptorship programme including a dedicated mentor
  • Specialist Band 5 Development Programme
  • Structured progression to Band 6
  • Venepuncture & Cannulation Training
  • ECG interpretation and cardiac monitor training
  • Fast-track programme including experience of intensive high dependency nursing
  • Simulator training in our state of the art Simulation Lab
  • Opportunities to take post-graduate modules delivered by Kings and St Georges University
  • In house ECG study days
  • Team Days
  • Support and advice from our dedicated Practice Educators

Cardiology Wards: Belgrave, Coronary Care Unit (CCU), Heart Failure Unit (HFU), Charles Pumphrey & James Hope

These wards provide care to a variety of cardiology patients. Patients post MI, pre/post angioplasty, pre/post TAVI, endocarditis, out of hospital arrests, cardiomyopathy, life threatening arrhythmias and heart failure among many more complex conditions requiring interventions and revascularisation. This exciting and challenging environment can give you the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and skills in assessment, ECG analysis and management of the acutely unwell patient.

Cardiovascular & Thoracic Wards: Benjamin Weir Ward, Cheselden, Caroline

Cardiac surgery includes: coronary artery bypass graft, aortic, mitral, tricuspid valve replacements, off-pump bypass surgery (beating heart surgery) and surgery of the aorta. Vascular surgery: lower limb amputation, carotid endarterectomy, limb bypass, aortic aneurysm repair, angiography, angioplasty and clot-lysis.  Thoracic Surgery: Bronchoscopies, video assisted thoroscopy (VATS), wedge resection, pleural biopsy, percutaneous biopsy, thoracotomy and mediastinoscopy are but a few of the surgeries and procedures that we offer patients.

Rotation Programme

We offer a cardiac vascular and thoracic rotation to newly qualified nurses. This challenging and specialist programme is a great opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of cardiac, vascular and thoracic nursing. The rotation consists of a four month rotation to three wards across the cardiology and CVT divisions. At the end of the programme you will have the option of a permanent job on a ward within the divisions. This is a great prospect for nurses who want a variety of experiences in acute settings; it is beneficial for those who are uncertain on where to begin their nursing career. The rotation will equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to become an adaptable and competent cardiac nurse.

The Band 5 development pathway is very important to us; topics covered are relevant to practice and sessions are delivered by experience senior nurses, nurse specialist, practice educators as well as surgeons, cardiologists and other members of the multi-disciplinary team.

Topics covered during this course include: arrhythmias, acute coronary syndrome, myocardial infarction, heart block, ECG interpretation, respiratory and cardiac anatomy and physiology, thoracic care, sepsis, cardio-pulmonary rehab, cardiac surgery, heart failure and vascular. Continuous in house training during team days and study days gives nurses the opportunity to increase theoretical knowledge and apply this to practice.

Post-graduate training opportunities to study further in St Georges University & Kingston University to gain credits in courses such as:

Cardiac Advanced Care, ECG modules, Clinical Assessment Course, Arrhythmia module, Cardiac Advanced Life Support (CALS) and Mentorship; these credits could be used towards a Master’s degree in an area of your professional interest. The senior nurses and Practice Educators will provide support for competency based development including venepuncture, cannulation, advanced life support, defibrillation, non-invasive ventilation, management of arterial lines, arterial blood gas monitoring and more.

Please contact us for further information or to arrange an informal visit:

Jennifer Aherne
Practice Educator & Recruitment Nurse
Cardiovascular, Thoracic & Cardiology wards
Email: Jennifer.Aherne@stgeorges.nhs.uk
Tel: 0208 266 6730

David Robinson
Matron
Cardiology Clinical Academic Group
Email: David.Robinson@stgeorges.nhs.uk

France Cruz
Matron
Cardiac, Vascular & Thoracic wards
Email: Francis.Cruz@stgeorges.nhs.uk