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Mechanical Thrombectomy Coordinator (Nurse Specialist)

Barts Health NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 Per annum inc (pro rata)
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The Royal London Hospital Hyper Acute Stroke Unit provides world class care and cutting edge research and treatment in Thrombolysis and Thrombectomy and is England's number 1 stroke Thrombectomy centre. The Royal London Hospital Mechanical Thrombectomy service performs the highest number of procedures in England per year, also covering the largest area across North East London and south East England with excellent clinical outcomes. The Royal London Hospital is also one of Europe's largest major trauma centres, and is nationally and internationally recognised for its work in advancing trauma care.

Successful applicants to this exciting new role would join the dynamic Mechanical Thrombectomy team to support the coordination and effective delivery of the Mechanical Thrombectomy service at the Royal London Hospital. The post holder will be committed to assisting us in delivering safe and compassionate care to all our patients and also ensuring that all Stroke patients have access to excellent care which is evidenced based.

This is an exciting and rewarding role, which would be suitable for a candidate with Stroke Experience, an interest in quality improvement and clinical governance and a strong track record of working collaboratively to maintain and developsafe, effective and compassionate services. You will be working as part of a friendly and supportive team within Stroke Services and the Emergency Care & Trauma Division at the Royal London.

Main duties of the job

The purpose of this role is to support the coordination and effective delivery of the Mechanical Thrombectomy (MT) service at the Royal London Hospital.

The ideal candidate would be able to recognise the challenge faced by patients and their families following mechanical thrombectomy, guiding families through the recovery or repatriation process as well as act as an advocate for a complex and challenging patient group. The candidate would enhance the delivery of the service, acting as a resource for other members of staff across the hospital from a wide range of disciplines. Close liaison with theatres, interventional neuroradiology, A& E, ITU/HDU and the stroke ward is essential. As a constant member of the team, the Nurse Coordinator will be invaluable in liaising with staff, patients and relatives, providing support and promoting adherence to care pathways.

The role demands high level communication skills, as well as ability to deal with high levels of distress often displayed by patients and families. The candidate should be passionate in wanting to support a unique patient group.

In addition, the postholder will oversee effective data collection and recording and using data to support improvements to the patient pathway both internally and across the region.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Completion of Adaptation Course if not UK trained and not eligible for registration with NMC
  • Completed post-graduation or work towards Stroke Course, Physical assessment course



  • Experience of audit, including implementation of findings and review of outcomes
  • Evidence of teaching and developing self and others


  • Experience in managing patients relevant to specialist area
  • Experience in managing/ supervising staff
  • Experience in influencing and effecting change
  • Evidence of involvement in quality improvement initiatives



  • Knowledge of current NHS, professional and educational issues
  • Understands the principles of Clinical and Shared governance and the implications for practice


  • Awareness of current advances in stroke care
  • Up to date knowledge of the clinical specialities relevant to clinical practice (evidence-based knowledge)



  • Innovative and participates with practice and policy change
  • Evidence of proficient clinical skills in stroke nursing
  • Good level of IT literacy with experience of using a range of IT applications
  • Good level of skill in using Excel- including the ability to generate formulas and produce graphs from data
  • Excellent attention to detail in all aspects of work
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise work
  • Ability to produce accurate work under pressure at short notice
  • Ability to use initiative and problem solve
  • Ability to work in a changing environment and actively support/ promote planned change

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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