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Staff Nurse - Neurosciences and Stroke Rotational Programme

Barts Health NHS Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inc.
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Neurosciences and Stroke Service at the Royal London Hospital is very excited to offer a rotational programme for newly qualified or experienced nurses, developing into specialist practitioners.

The programme will run for 24 months across our Hyper Acute stroke unit, Neuro Monitored Unit and our neurosurgical ward, with a placement of 8 months in each area at the end of which you may choose where you would like to take up your permanent post.

Barts Health is part of one of the largest academic health sciences system in the world, our Hyper Acute Stroke Unit benefits from a dedicated research team conducting cutting edge research on the ward. The neuro monitored unit and neurosurgery wards benefits from world class inventive and state of the art surgery. The aim of our service is to provide world class care to all our patients.

Main duties of the job

Nurses will gain a wide range of experience in our monitored units and as well as nursing highly acute patients, including those with Strokes, post thrombectomy, tracheostomy, unstable spinal injury and major head injury. Our patient group is very diverse, with complex cases, as well as routine and emergency neurosurgery/neurology.

This is an exciting and excellent opportunity for newly qualified or experienced nurses to become competent practitioners, experienced in a specialist area of your choice - Stroke or Neurosurgery. You will be given a preceptor and opportunity to work alongside the Practice Development Facilitator on the unit. All Band 5 Staff Nurses will also work towards achieving the Pan London Stroke Nursing Competencies and Neurosciences Competencies.

If you are interested in this opportunity you are strongly advised to apply for this post as soon as possible. This advertisement will close as soon as sufficient applications are received.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The nurse will be expected to assist in the smooth running of the 12E on a daily basis.

The nurse will be expected to provide direct patient care to enhance the well-being and promote the health of patients in the Neurosurgical, Neurology , ENT and Head and Neck patients.

The nurse will assess, plan, implement and evaluate priorities of care and utilise available resources in an effective manner

Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • NMC Registered or Newly Qualified



  • Experience or placement within a Neurosciences ward/place of work



  • Clear written communication
  • Displays an interest in working in Neurosciences

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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