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Junior Sister/Deputy Charge Nurse

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
High Wycombe
Depending on experience per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The post holder is responsible for the care and acute management of the hyper acute stroke patient using the agreed stroke pathway, including assessing patients in the cardiac and stroke receiving unit (CSRU) for thrombolysis and thrombectomy

The post holder carries continuing responsibility for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care, and the setting of standards. The post holder will provide specialist nursing care and advice for hyper acute/acute stroke patients, maintaining a high standard of nursing care within the framework of Trust policies.

The post holder is designated to regularly take charge of the ward and provide effective, professional and managerial leadership to all staff in the absence of the Ward Manager.

The post holder will teach and supervise qualified and unqualified staff, including basic and/or post basic students, back to nursing students and health care assistants.

The post holder will be expected to work as part of a 24/7 rota delivering hyper acute stroke care, including within CSRU.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced nurse to join the Stroke Unit Team at Wycombe Hospital. The successful candidate will provide a nursing lead in the assessment of stroke patients in the cardiac and stroke receiving unit for thrombolysis and thrombectomy, be a clinical lead on the ward and be part of a multi professional team providing a 24/7 service.

The candidate will be required to work to help facilitate patient flow and achieve the standards set within the National Clinical guidelines for stroke.

We require a registered Nurse withsignificant experience in Stroke services and with knowledge of clinical audit.

Candidates must have evidence of continuing professional development in clinical practice within the last 12 months. This should include stroke specific education. The candidate must have some insight into current nursing/professional issues and standards of professional practice. Must be patient focused, flexible, adaptable and capable of thinking laterally.

About us

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What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?
  • As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile workingopportunities,alongside your NHS benefits ofgenerous annual leave entitlement, pension andaccess toNHS discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?
  • We're committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
  • As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
  • Greater diversity withinourBHT familyimprovespositive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.
  • A keen supporter of the Armed Forces Community who know the value of employing a service leaver/veteran and their families

What do we stand for?
  • Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.
  • Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.
  • Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on quoting the vacancy reference number.

Person Specification



  • Proven organisational and communication skills. courteous with all customers, o both internal and external o able to influence and overcome resistance through application of advanced communication skills o To be able to present information in aprofessional manner using clear, concise verbal and written communication to ensure liaison with multi-disciplinary team, patients and carers and to ensure records are kept accurately and in a legible manner.
  • Ability to write detailed reports on patients' care to ensure interpretation by other members of the multi-disciplined team for complete and safe care of the patient
  • Ability to work within a team and independently to manage and plan own and team care of patients to ensure provision of high quality, comprehensive, holistic and timely assessments and treatments for patients



  • Post registration clinical experience
  • Experience of teaching and assessing students and qualified & non-qualified staff in the clinical area
  • Experience of care of patients with Stroke
  • Knowledge of of the National agenda for the speciality, quality standards, NICE Guidance, CQC, and best practice



  • NMC Registration on Part 1 of the Register
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Teaching And assessing or Mentorship qualification
  • First Line Management Course



  • Proven organisational and communication skills

Special Conditions


  • Ability to work required shift pattern

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Wycombe Hospital

Queen Alexandra Road

High Wycombe

HP11 2TT

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