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Specialist Heart Failure Nurse

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

This role would be suitable for a qualified non medical Prescriber with experience in managing heart failure or cardiovascular disease. We welcome applications from experienced Nurse Specialists or Advanced Practitioners who have experience in a relevant related field such as nephrology, long term conditions or practice Nursing. 

A training post could be considered for applicants without non medical prescribing and specialist experience/ training. This would be paid at a Band 6 whilst appropriate training, competencies and experience are achieved (approximately two years).  

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail bout the role:

The North Devon integrated heart failure service deliver evidence based specialist care across Acute, Outpatient and Community settings. We cover a vast rural area and so driving is essential.

Working closely with the Cardiologists, Physiologists, Arrhythmia and Cardiac rehab teams, the service aims to deliver high quality care and good outcomes for patients with a confirmed diagnosis of heart failure.

This is an exciting time for our service, having recently delivered a remote monitoring pilot which has enabled closer monitoring of patients following hospitalisation and facilitated a means to more timely optimisation of guideline directed disease modifying therapies. It is hoped that we will be able to scale this project, offering rapid optimisation to the majority of our patients using this method. 

We are looking for an experienced Nurse with a specialist interest in heart failure to join our cohesive and friendly team. The team are supported in regular attendance at educational events to maintain and develop their specialist skills and knowledge.

Working Pattern: 22.5 hours per week, 9am to 5 pm 3 days (variable) per week 

Interview Date: To be confirmed 

For further information please contact: Poppy Brooks, Lead ACP, Cardiac Support Services on 01271 311633/ and Angela Titchecott, Lead ACP for Heart Failure 01271 311633 / 

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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