Cardiology nursing jobs at St George’s
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR EXPERIENCED AND NEWLY QUALIFIED BAND 5 NURSES! Ways of applying:
Attend one of the following open days:
- 2nd September 2023
- 18th November 2023
- 20th January 2024
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
- Specialist Band 5 Development Programme
- Structured progression to Band 6
- Venepuncture & Cannulation Training
- ECG interpretation and cardiac monitor training
- Cardiac Related Emergency Simulation Training (CREST)
- Opportunities to take post-graduate modules delivered by Kings and St Georges University
- In house ECG study days
- Team Days
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.
Cardiac, Vascular & Thoracic surgery 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.
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 experienced senior nurses, nurse specialist, practice educators as well 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), 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, non-invasive ventilation, management of arterial lines, arterial blood gas monitoring and more.
Hear what our staff say
“I had my management placement in BenWeir and was offered a job before qualifying. Then went on a rotation to Belgrave, James Hope and Haem/Onc. After became a Band 6 in BenWeir and got promoted to Juniro Sister for 2years. I have now moved to the Cardiac Surgery Pre-op team and have been there for 2years. I have been able to do in house and University Courses.”
Vincent Allarila (Cardiac Surgery CNS)
“I have worked at St George’s hospital for almost four years. When I first qualified, I completed the Cardiothoracic Rotation Programme. This was a great experience and enabled me to learn how to care for both cardiac and thoracic patients. Upon completion of the rotation programme, I moved to the Coronary Care Unit, where I have recently completed a secondment position as a Senior Staff Nurse. St George’s is a lovely place to work and feels like a community. Staff are extremely friendly and there are a range of learning opportunities available to help with development”
Jessica Ridge (Coronary Care Unit)
“It has always been lovely working in Caroline Ward. I had two placements here as a student and I loved it, so much I applied for a job when I finished my degree. The support that I received from both my practical educators, my manager and colleagues as a newly qualified nurse have been amazing”
Kevin Otieno (Caroline Ward)
“Training at a district general hospital outside of London, all our high risk and complex cardiac patients were transferred straight to St George’s- so I thought, I better follow them! And I’m so glad I did!
Nursing at St George’s as tertiary referral centre has exposed me to an incredibly diverse and acute patient group,. Starting as a newly qualified Band 5 Nurse, I have been really well supported through preceptorship, in-house training, and postgraduate education to develop my knowledge and skills to progress into a Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse role. I have had the pleasure to work in several our Cardiovascular and Thoracic wards and clinical areas during my time at St George’s, all of which offer excellent, specialised patient care in a warm and friendly teaching environment.
So, if you are considering working at St George’s, the answer is yes! And if you are considering which division to apply for, the answer is CVT! We very much look forward to welcoming you into our team and supporting your career progression in our exciting areas of expertise!”
Katherine Holloway (Benjamin Weir Ward)
Please contact us for further information or to arrange an informal visit:
Cardiology Clinical Academic Group
Tel: 0208 266 6730 or bleep 8660
Cardiology Clinical Academic Group
Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular surgery