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Staff Nurse

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The award winning Stroke team at Stepping Hill hospital is looking for a band 5 nurse to come and join our successful teamWard A10 is a 28 bedded Hyper acute stroke unit incorporating high dependency beds , assessment beds for newly admitted patients direct from the HASU ED and some short term rehabilitation beds.A10 is unpredictable and fast paced with great job satisfaction. It is an area constantly developing with excellent learning and development opportunities. The teamwork between the medical , nursing and allied health professionals ensures the constant delivery and focus on high quality patient care.Our sister stroke ward E1 is a 30 bedded integrated stroke unit. The stroke patients get transferred to E1 from A10 for ongoing stroke rehabilitation. We are able to offer rotational contracts throughout the 2 units upon request.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a caring, compassionate individual that is well organised, thrives under pressure and feels ready to develop their leadership skills within a friendly and supportive team.

Stroke experience is not essential as we offer a full in house training package. We offer you excellent managerial support and commitment to your personal professional development. You can access a variety of training courses from Acute Illness Management, ILS and preceptorship. The Trust has a number of SLAs with local universities to access a variety of courses.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

If you require support with your application please contact a member of the recruitment team, who can discuss alternative application methods.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

Benefits we offer to you:

o Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays

o NHS pension scheme membership

o Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further

o NHS Staff discounts

o Cycle to work scheme

o Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt

o Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for effectively delivering skilled nursing care to patients using a systemic approach of assessing planning, implementing and evaluating to ensure a high standard of care. The post holder will assist in the admission and discharge processes for patients in line with local procedures.

They will provide support with the effective patient admission pathways and effective discharge planning using their clinical skills to agree admissions and manage/report any impact on shifts/ workload and staffing levels.

They will proactively engage with patients, relatives and carers to seek their views, gain agreement and keep them informed about their treatment and care. They will demonstrate compassion by recognising and responding to individual needs in a warm, thoughtful, sensitive and helpful way.

Maintain registration, and nursing competencies, and comply with NMC code of Professional Conduct and related documents.

To be flexible to work within other areas or departments to meet the demands of the trust workforce model and changing service needs.

If successful, this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of �41.90. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary. In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of �13.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

Person Specification



  • NMC qualification


  • Stroke experience



  • IT skills/knowledge


  • Teaching qulaification



  • Experience working within a hospital setting


  • Experience working within a stroke ward



  • Excellent communication skills


  • Ability to supervise staff

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Poplar Grove



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