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.