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Hyper Acute Stroke Nurse

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

East Kent Stroke services strive to be within the highest performing stroke services in England. We are currently undertaking significant improvement work, supported by a Kent and Medway Stroke service reconfiguration, with agreed commissioning in place to implement one of three single site HASU / ASUs. This will enable improved and sustainable quality of care across the patient pathway, bringing staff and resources together to consistently provide excellent care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our transformation programme will be supported by a newly developed Integrated Stroke Delivery Network across the county.

Our services are currently temporarily co-located upon a single site at Kent and Canterbury Hospital, while we continue with our strategic plans for the future. The post is therefore primarily based at Canterbury but the postholder will be required to transfer to an acute site to support the service in its interim and future configuration.

Main duties of the job

As a hyper acute Stroke Nurse/Charge Nurse within Stroke, you will play a vital role in a progressive and forward thinking multi-disciplinary team.

You will have an opportunity to develop your managerial and leadership skills, whilst supporting the ward and Thrombolysis team to deliver high quality specialist stroke care

With a strong learning culture and accreditation for specialist and advanced training, our service is well respected for training and teaching.

So, if you're seeking a fresh opportunity in an excellent location with great career building potential, you're looking in the right place.

About us

The organisation is currently launching its new improvement focus in the form of an improvement system called We Care. The We Care System is a fundamentally new model that the organisation will be shifting to, it champions empowerment, promotes innovation and will bolster the connection and collaboration of staff throughout the organisation.

NHSEI have always been clear that staff have a professional duty to get vaccinated and it remains our best line of defence against COVID-19. As such NHS organisation including Primary Care, are encouraged to continue engaging with and supporting their staff to inform their decisions in order to drive vaccine confidence, protect themselves, patients, and everyone else. NHSEI has producedCOVID-19 vaccine communication materials.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in 'supporting documents'.

Person Specification



  • clinical audit . Leadership skills. staff education and developement .Protocols and standard setting


  • research skills .People management skills. Sickness management. Appraisals



  • venepuncture, cannulations, ECG, IV medication. 2yrs experience at B5 level. Quality and assurance. Delivery of patient centred care


  • 3 years experience in a hospital setting. Caring for stroke/neurology patients. Caring for patients with high acuity. Quality improvement and managing change



  • Knowlege of nursing agenda . A comprehensive understanding of clinical governance and frameworks and risk management issues. Evidenced based practice . Knowledge of trust behaviours and evidences application in practice



  • Registered nurse . First degree or willing to work towards or equivalent


  • teaching and assessing qualification



  • work in accordance with NMC Code of Contract. Ongoing personal and professional developement.

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