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Senior Staff Nurse - Stroke Unit

Employer
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Reading
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and innovative professional to complement our current dynamic team of Stroke and TIA Nurse Specialists at a Band 6 level.

We are a University accredited 30-bedded unit including a six bedded Hyper-Acute bay offering both acute and rehabilitation care whilst supporting patients through their clinical pathway.

We pride ourselves in high standards of care to our patients and have consistently sustained an SSNAP Level A, which is a national benchmark for monitoring performance of stroke units and this places us as one of the top performing units in the country.

The successful applicant will work alongside our Stroke and neurology Consultants, the emergency department (ED), and will have close links with Radiology and Thrombectomy centres linked to the RBH.

The post holder will contribute to all aspects of stroke care and particularly early assessment in ED, Thrombolysis/ thrombectomy transfers, Hyper-Acute Stroke Unit, TIA clinics and GP referrals so a high standard of communication is essential.

Main duties of the job

Our services include a TIA Clinic and both hyper acute and acute stroke rehabilitation provided in an award winning unit which is consistently rated as A on SSNAP.

The team also has a strong multidisciplinary focus and the successful candidate will need to be able to work inter-professionally and link closely with the team to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patient group.

About us

We pride ourselves in high standards of care to our patients and have SSNAP Level A, which is a national benchmark for monitoring performance of stroke units and this places us as one of the top performing units in the country.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In conjunction with the Stroke Consultants and Senior Stroke Nurses, we are looking for an enthusiastic individual that will:
  • To manage the patient pathway of those presenting with suspected stroke and TIA
  • Triage all referrals to the stroke team
  • Act as an expert and resource about stroke care
  • Provide a 24 hour thrombolysis service
  • Work closely with the stroke consultant to provide immediate stroke assessment and delivery of a treatment plan
  • Coordinate the 30 bedded stroke unit for admissions discharges and every day flow of the ward.
  • Coordinate staffing levels to meet the acuity of the ward.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills
  • Aspire to deliver excellent standards of care
  • Be able to work collaboratively with all members of the MDT
  • Demonstrate a high level of compassion for patients and their relatives


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (Pt 1/12)
  • ENB 998/Slice, C& G 730, or equivalent
  • Evidence of Leadership/Management and Speciality Development


Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience of which includes work in post-qualification speciality


Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Ward - Neurology - Acute Stroke Unit

Reading

RG1 5AN

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