Cardiac Services


We have excellent opportunities for nurses across our cardiac service areas. 

Cardiology – 28 bedded ward with cardiac monitoring for arrhythmia and NSTEMI patients, also a dedicated heart failure service and CCU step-down.

Coronary Care Unit – 10 beds – Tertiary centre for Primary PCI providing regional emergency Coronary Care support. Our service has developed to meet the requirements for advanced heart failure and electrophysiology treatment.

Cardiothoracic Ward - A 23 bedded ward and a 14 bedded step down unit, caring for trauma and pre/postoperative patients with minor through to major thoracic and cardiac surgery.  We offer a dedicated supernumerary induction for all nurses, supported by the trust preceptorship programme for newly qualified staff.  We also offer a cardiothoracic essential skills development programme.

Cardiothoracic Critical Care – 16 bed unit combining ITU  and HDU provision for post-operative cardiac and thoracic patients. Also offers emergency capacity for the developing TAVI service and the major trauma Emergency Department, and is leading the development of ultrafiltration for the treatment of heart failure.

Cardiac Catheter Suite – 3 catheter laboratories with a 4th being built and a further modular lab at St Cross. We offer 24 hour, 7 day primary PCI service as well as elective angiography, electrophysiology, device implantation and TAVI service. A 4th laboratory is planned to open in 2016.

Cardiology Day Unit - A combination of a trolley area and radial lounge providing care for both day case transfers from regional units and for elective patients. 

All of these departments offer exciting developments, excellent training and scope to make your role more diverse. If one of these areas is of interest to you and you can bring dedication, determination and enthusiasm to our evolving teams, we will give you all you need to grow and thrive within Cardiac Services.

We offer the idea of becoming skilled and able to work both independently and as a valued team player in each of these areas. You will receive excellent clinical support and leadership. There are dedicated teams of training and development Sisters who offer guidance and on-going support alongside the rest of the clinical team. You will also benefit from our in-house competency packages with fantastic opportunities for career progression.

For more information about working in this speciality, or to arrange an informal visit contact:

Tracey Harden - Modern Matron -