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Band 5 Neuroscience Bed Facilitator - Stroke

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum inclusive
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist
Band 5
Full Time
Stroke Services at BHRUT require an enthusiastic and motivated Bed Facilitator to assist the clinical teams in supporting operational flow, bed management and support the management of stroke patients across the Neuroscience pathway. Stroke patients receive the latest up-to-date treatments: Thrombolysis and Mechanical Thrombectomy. You will need excellent communicational skills to work autonomously and to build key relationships, internally and externally, to improve hospital flow. You will be required to work Monday-Friday, within normal working hours. You are expected to demonstrate effective interprofessional skills and represent the speciality. HASU is a 24/7 inpatient area consisting of stroke patients along with Medicine. The Stroke Service also has a specialist ASU and Stroke Rehabilitation Unit. We participate in the SSNAP, which is a national quality improvement programme, measuring stroke services and care.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as part of the Surgery Division in delivering best utilisation of the bed state through gathering current information and escalate issues as required both to the discharge coordinators and the Matrons as required.The Matrons and Discharge coordinators will liaise with external and internal providers to ensure that efficiency within the discharge process is as robust as possible and patients are cared for in the best place possible to enhance both patient care and experience.A fundamental aspect of this role is the liaison between the Silver command structure and the Division in relation to the capacity and best utilisation of resources.

About us

We provide care for the residents of three diverse London boroughs. Most of our 7,800 permanent staff live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge and the majority are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals and we operate from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London - more than 300,000 people visited our A& Es in 2023. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Community Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic.

We're pleased to be leading the way in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The Elective Surgical Hub at King George Hospital is one of eight to be accredited as part of a national scheme the Care Quality Commission has raised the ratings forurgent and emergency careat Queen's and King George hospitals anddata released by NHS Englandshowed that the Trust was the most improved in 2023 for reducing waits for emergency care.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also part of the North East London Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process, assistance with completion of the application form or if you require any adjustments (for applicants with a disability) please contact Sarah Wood, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 4188. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Educated to Degree level in a relevant subject, or have the equivalent level of experience working in a specialist area.


  • Recognised qualification in project management or equivalent
  • Registered Science Professional Qualification e.g. nursing, AHP



  • Previous experience of bed manager/facilitator or flow coordination

Skills / Abilities


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


Queen's Hospital

Rom Valley Way



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