Nursing - Stroke Nurse

  • Department Specialist Nurses - Stroke
  • Salary £35,392.00 – £42,618 per annum
  • Closing Date 09/06/2023
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-STN-807
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, experienced and conscientious nurse to join our team of Stroke Nurses, covering a 24/7 service, assessing patients with suspected stroke and TIA. 

Experience of stroke care and thrombolysis is essential for the post. You will be expected to safely triage and assess patients with stroke symptoms and recognise stroke mimics. You will need to be a confident and proactive member of the multidisciplinary team, working closely with the medical team,  Emergency Department staff and paramedics. Managing your workload according to priority and acting as a role model for stroke within the organisation.


Main duties of the job

The  main duties of the role are to provide specialist nursing advice to a cohort of patients referred for specialist stroke care and support, being a point of contact for assessment, information and advice for the patient, their carers and staff involved in their care. Identifying patients that may benefit from thrombolysis or thrombectomy. Liaising with the stroke unit staff to facilitate timely admissions. Supporting the team to provide evidence-based stroke care and meet SSNAP targets to ensure a high quality service.

  • To assess patients with Stroke symptoms 
  • Assist in the identification of patients potentially suitable for thrombolysis and thrombectomy
  • Manage the provision of thrombolysis treatment
  • Liaise with the Stroke Unit to assist in the management of patient flow to ensure timely admission to the Unit 
  • For further details please refer to the job description attached or discuss with Sara Millward/Teresa Wixey.


Working for your organisation

We are a friendly, supportive team in an organisation that strives to provide high quality, safe care for our patients. We believe that by adhering to our Vision (To provide excellent care for the communities we serve) and working with our Trust Values in mind (Partnering, Ambitious, Caring, Trusted) we can achieve the right results for the people that matter most, our patients and their families.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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