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Stroke Acute Rehabilitation Nurses

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

Job Details

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals are looking for highly motivated and committed Band 6 Nurses to work within the Hyper acute and Rehabilitation Stroke Unit which has strong links to the wider Unscheduled Care team, and we welcome applicants with an interest within this specialty.

This a dual role unique to stroke - you will be trained in how to assess individuals admitted to ED with stroke symptoms, and provide a direct service to the unit via CT to provide emergency treatment and transfers. The role also requires you to support and co-ordinate the unit of 39 patients and the staff as well as working with the wider multidisciplinary team.

This is an excellent time to join the team with the opening of the ambulatory clinic, transition to a Hyper acute unit and the ongoing changes and developments for stroke services to ensure the best care is provided to our patients.

The Acute Stroke and rehabilitation unit is a 38 bedded unit which opened in July 2013. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Stroke Services provide 24-hour thrombolysis, and this is carried out within the stroke unit. You will be working on a busy multi-disciplinary stroke unit where the team is friendly and active, and dedicated to promoting individualised stroke care to promote optimum independence.

As a Trust, we recommend that individuals employed in patient facing roles, or those located on a ward or department where patients receive a service are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Main duties of the job

We are highly focused upon your education, and we have specialist stroke training programmes available in-house as well as external courses for both acute and rehabilitation. Commitment to undertake ongoing in-service training and development is essential. You should be motivated, keen to learn and ready to embrace change - our commitment to you is to provide the environment for this to happen.

We are focused on the care that our patients receive, and that their carers are given the opportunity to be involved in a range of patient educational activities. This will be supported by the Specialist Stroke team.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, and offers a full range of district hospital services and community health services to this population.

Commitment to undertake ongoing in-service training and development is essential. You should be motivated, keen to learn and ready to embrace change. Our commitment to you is to provide the environment for this to happen and ensure that you are part of our defined preceptorship programme.

If you are motivated to deliver high standards of care and have the personal qualities and characteristics as outlined in the Blackpool person then this could be the post for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work as a registered nurse within a ward team within the Unscheduled Care Division.
  • To prioritise and deliver nursing care and assessment as needed.
  • To demonstrate high standards of care and set examples of best practise within the delivery of patient care.
  • To liaise with other departments and staff to ensure that patient care is delivered.
  • To ensure patients safety, privacy and dignity is maintained at all times.
  • To support the nurse in charge of the ward and liaise with other departments and professionals to ensure that the needs of the ward are met.
  • Following appropriate development to take charge of the ward and oversee patient admissions and transfers and the care delivered by other staff.
  • To undertake such duties as from time to time determined by the Unit Manager and/or Head Nurse.

These positions are available to Student Nurses, we would also welcome applicants who are interested in a Secondment Opportunity.

Flexible Working Patterns may also be available upon discussion, such as Night Shifts or Part-time hours, please discuss at Interview stage.

Full job description and person specification are attached.

Person Specification

Skills and Ability


  • Excellent record keeping
  • Excellent communication Skills with patients, visitors, and staff.
  • Excellent nursing skills and knowledge
  • Ability to work well within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Venepuncture and Cannulation
  • IV administration
  • Catheterisation.


  • NG insertion
  • Knowledge of stroke assessments
  • Dysphasia trained.
  • Experience of alternative feeding / modified diets.

Experience & Knowledge


  • Substantial post Registration experience
  • Teaching within clinical area
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Experience of regularly managing a clinical area and clinical team
  • Experience of clinical audit and research
  • -Ability to understand and follow policies.


  • Experience of change management

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse (1st level ) Diploma / Degree .
  • Post Registration Qualification
  • Teaching and assessing Qualification


  • Degree working towards
  • Post Registration Qualification in speciality
  • Leadership course

Other Factors


  • Passion for the care of the stroke patient and commitment to developing the service.

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Whinney Heys Road



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