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Lead Nurse/Clinical Nurse Specialist - Stroke Services

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 per annum (incl. of HCAA)
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 8a Lead Nurse / Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our Stroke Services, based primarily at Hillingdon Hospital.

We are seeking an experienced registered nurse with a strong clinical and leadership background to join our busy service on a full time basis.

We require a forward-thinking nursing professional with drive, initiative, and determination linked to a breadth and depth of knowledge of stroke nursing and its associated clinical services.

The post holder should be a highly motivated and enthusiastic nurse leader who has excellent interpersonal and leadership skills as well as a passion for delivering high quality and compassionate care.

An interview date is yet to be confirmed.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for the development of innovative nursing practice within the Stroke speciality.
  • To be an expert practitioner within the specialism.
  • In collaboration with Lead clinicians and other member of the MDT, Divisional Managers and Clinical Directors co-ordinate/lead elements of service development within the Stroke patient pathway.
  • To ensure a high standard of care is provided, developing, implementing and reviewing clinical standards relevant to work undertaken.
  • To provide specialist care for both inpatients and outpatients for patients with long term progressive care needs.
  • To provide specialist advice including medication management to colleagues across both primary and secondary care.
  • To take an active role in supporting teams in the safe discharging of patients, particularly those with complex needs.
  • To review existing pathways for patients with complex progressive care needs.

About us

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only acute hospital in the London Borough of Hillingdon and offers a wide range of services including accident and emergency, inpatient care, day surgery, outpatient clinics and maternity services. The Trust's services at Mount Vernon Hospital include routine day surgery, delivered at a modern treatment centre, a minor injuries unit and outpatient clinics.

The safety and well-being of our patients and of our staff is paramount and we are making urgent improvements to address this - particularly in infection prevention and control. We are making progress and going forward by working in partnership with local GPs, charities, community services, academic partners, our local authority, neighbouring hospitals and the wider North West London Integrated care system, and ensuring that we listen and work in partnership with our local population. We are absolutely focused on ensuring that our hospitals provide high quality, safe and compassionate care, while drive forward the building of the new Hillingdon Hospital.

We have over 3,500 members of staff that are proud to care for nearly half a million people, with a vision to be an outstanding provider of healthcare through leading health and academic partnerships, transforming services, to provide the best care where needed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for a full list of role requirements and main responsibilities.

Person Specification

Please refer to Person Specification


  • Education and Qualifications
  • Experience
  • Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
  • Personal Qualities

Employer details

Employer name

The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Hillingdon Hospital

Pield Heath Road



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