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Clinical Nurse Specialist in Stroke

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
CUH has a Comprehensive Stroke Centre that delivers regional thrombectomy service. It has a strong multi-disciplinary team providing care to Hyper-acute and acute people following a stroke.

The aim of our Stroke Alert Team is to provide 24/7 access to early recognition, treatment and world class stroke care which is evidence based.

We are seeking a dedicated nurse to be part of our expanding team and to assist us in delivering safe and compassionate care to all our patients.

This role will make a positive difference to people from the arrival to the front door and through their admission.

Using excellent nursing skills with outstanding interpersonal skills, endurance and empathy you will make both staff and patients feel cared for and supported. You will provide attention to detail, be a problem solver and care for our patients and families. You will be an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team and have great learning and development opportunities.

Main duties of the job

To facilitate the acute stroke bleep pathway

To review all confirmed and suspected stroke patients within the ED departments, assessing, diagnosing, requesting radiological imagery and making clinical decisions.

Assisting medical staff to thombolyse appropriate stroke patients and other radiological procedures.

To manage stroke patient flow from ED to the stroke unit ensuring appropriate placement of all patients.

Be responsible for the meeting the key stroke targets: , swallow, admission and imaging targets for stroke patients.

Identify suitable patients for recruitment to stroke research studies.

Assist ward with patient repatriation to other hospitals.

Assist with data collect / discharge plan on the wards when not assessing patients

About us

Come Nurse with us...

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It's a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

A welcome subsidy of �1000 is available to all Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses, Midwives, ODPs and Radiographers taking up substantive employment with the Trust.

If you require sponsorship for a Visa to work in the UK, to avoid disappointment, please check you are not applying from a Red list country - Code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England - GOV.UK (

Closing date is midnight on 26 June 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 3 July 2024

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?

Our values and reputation for outstanding care Opportunities to experience a range of specialities Career and development opportunities Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team Research experience and opportunities Lovely location and quality of life Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse educated to degree level.
  • Post registration qualification in speciality
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Teaching qualification.
  • Advanced communication skills/counselling qualification or willingness to undertake.
  • Advanced clinical assessment course or experience.


  • Degree highly desirable



  • Significant relevant experience in the speciality and ability to demonstrate expert nursing skills.
  • Accept personal accountability for own practice.
  • Experience of formal/informal teaching.
  • Experience of initiating change.


  • Knowledge of audit, service evaluation and quality improvement.



  • Understanding of evidence-based practice.
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance.
  • Understanding of patient pathways, it's complexities and how to support the patient.
  • Knowledge of Stroke and TIA guidelines and clinical knowledge.



  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Capable of working as an integral member of a multi stakeholder group.
  • Adaptable to changing situations due to workload and colleagues needs.
  • Ability to undertake teaching of staff and patients.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and manage own workload, effective time management.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to lead developments in practice.
  • Commitment to multidisciplinary working.
  • Demonstrate analytical and judgemental skills.
  • Ability to quickly appraise a situation and act accordingly.


  • Team Building Skills

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.
  • To act in a professional manner at all times in accordance with NMC code of conduct.
  • Capable of developing liaisons with other practice areas/academic institutions.


  • Knowledge of broader issues related to the speciality-political, trust and regional agenda.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division D

Hills Road



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