Paediatric Cardiac Nurse Specialist


Job Description

East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre are delighted to offer an opportunity for a highly motivated, ambitious individual to join our Paediatric Cardiac Nurse Specialist team. We have fantastic new facilities at University Hospitals of Leicester based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

As a Specialist Nurse you will care for children with cardiac conditions in inpatient and outpatient settings and also support their management at home. You will provide practical advice and support for children and their families and have the opportunity to further develop your own knowledge and skills in this specialist area. You will contribute to existing practices such as multi-disciplinary clinics, transitional care and education programmes.

All Specialist Nurses work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to ensure best outcomes for children with a wide range of cardiac conditions. You will need excellent communication skills to enable you to effectively engage in face to face consultations as well as telephone advice for both families and professionals throughout the East Midlands Congenital Heart Network.

With our fantastic new facilities completed for Phase 1 (EMCHC move) you will also have opportunity to get involved in shaping the future delivery and organization of new Children's Hospital that will bring all Children's services into the same building (Phase 2).

If you are a Registered Children’s Nurse, have 3 years experience in caring paediatric cardiac patients and wish to develop your skills further. You will need to demonstrate experience in supporting families and the ability to work independently, taking ownership and responsibility for your work.

As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability. As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service.

If you are passionate about improving cardiac care for children and would like a new challenge then please get in touch. Informal visits welcomed.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Eileen Peasgood Lead Nurse for East Midlands Congenital Heart Network [email protected] 07971 097883

Andrea Gray

Senior Paediatric Cardiac Nurse Specialist

email [email protected]

07921 545635


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