Clinical Nurse Specialist (Cardiology)

This is an exciting multi-faceted daytime Monday to Friday job working with a multidisciplinary team providing clinical care to patients across the spectrum of heart failure. In addition to day to day proactive heart failure screening it allows for the active participation in innovative investigator-led research studies in the cardiology therapeutic area.

STOP HF (Heart Failure Screening Programme)

-Responsible for providing best practice clinical care to patient cohort coming in to the Unit for STOP HF cardiovascular risk factor modifications

-Undertake nursing assessment of patients

-Devise and implement care plans for screened patients

-Log, and input data onto the database in a timely and accurate manner

-Ensure all medications are documented and if alterations are required refer these to the Dr on-site

-Operate to GCP guidelines at all times

-Undertake venepuncture, phlebotomy and bio-banking tasks as scheduled and in line with biobanking SOP’s

-To operate in full compliance with GDPR data management policies including the Health Research 2018 legislation in all aspects of managing a patients data / record

Heart Failure Unit

-Responsible for providing best practice clinical care to patient cohort coming in to the Unit

-Undertake nursing assessment of patients

-Devise and implement care plans for HF patients

-To operate in full compliance with GDPR data management policies including the Health Research 2018 legislation in all aspects of managing a patients data / records

-Attend all weekly departmental meetings

Clinical Trials

-To provide assistance in clinical trials within the Unit on occasion and when requested by unit director

-Provide nursing support to physicians running clinical trials

-(pharmaceutical/ company sponsored or unit sponsored)

-Liaise with the Clinical Trials Director to ensure that GCP is maintained at all times

-To assist in drug dispensing on occasion when asked and when time appropriate

 Research

-To participate in research opportunities if they are of interest and are time appropriate

Qualifications:  – Essential:

-Must be registered within the General Division of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

-Have a minimum of 3 years post registration experience

-Ideally, have a minimum of 2 years cardiology experience

-Have proven clinical skills such as venepuncture, IV, life support training

-Strong organisational / administrative skills

-Excellent management and interpersonal skills required to integrate as part of a diverse research team

-Ability to multi-task and work on initiative

-Good IT skills and accuracy around database updating

Desirable:

-Previous experience working in heart failure

-Certificate in Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

-Interest in heart failure prevention

-Interest in research work

Personal Requirements:

-Excellent people manner

-Good and sensitive communication skills

-Calm nature

-Ability to multi-task

The Heartbeat Trust is interested in supporting the lifelong learning of its employees in line with its Training and Development Policy

 

Closing Date: 12th December 2018

 

Apply with CV to: olive.cummins@heartbeat-trust.org