Tell us whether you accept cookies

We use cookies to collect information about how you use the NHS Jobs website. We use this information to make the website work as well as possible.

Return to search

Community Stroke Nurse

Job Reference: 381-ME-2605334

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
Medicine - Stroke and Neuology
Sandwell Hospital, Birmingham
£31,365 - £37,890 pa

We are currently looking for enthusiastic, highly motivated Registered Nurses to work within our Stroke Unit at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This is to build the foundations of a Community Nurse Model following all out our Stroke Patients journey from diagnosis, rehab and back their new lives.

Stroke and Neurology Care within SWBH is currently undergoing huge changes in preparation of our move the Midland Metropolitan Hospital in 2022. We have a new management team across both the acute and rehab wards. We have a Stroke Alert Nurse pathway where in a Stroke Nurse support the Acute Stroke pathway in the emergency department to ensure we provide high quality acute Stroke Care and have developed a structured development programme with some of our team commencing Advanced Clinical Practitioner training.

We have a dedicated MDT on a 25 bedded acute stroke unit, consisting of 2 Hyper Acute Stoke Bays. We admit patients directly from the emergency department and Acute Medical Unit, performing thrombolysis treatment where appropriate, and arranging for patients to be sent for mechanical thrombectomy at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital when required. All patients then go on to receive rehabilitation on tour rehabilitations ward and also where appropriate care in the community provided by the Early Supported Discharge team.

As a Community Stroke Nurse you will champion patient outcomes and support the MDT working with the ESD team for optimal outcomes for our patients

We have within our unit a stroke-specific MDT including Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists, SALT, a Clinical Psychologist and a Stroke Research Nurse. We have gym facilities on the ward.

We have a high risk TIA clinic on the ward facilitated by our experienced multi skilled care team which currently runs 7 days a week.

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake training, complete competencies successfully and keep their practice up to date. We offer extended role opportunities and encourage staff to fulfil their potential. The candidate is expected to work flexibly and offer assistance across the stroke unit.

The ward offers a supportive and learning environment, which endeavors to constantly develop the service, in order to ensure its patients can receive the highest quality and most up to date care. You will need a high level of self-awareness and be dedicated in improving patient care and delivery care in a timely manner as per Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) Key Performance Indicators. Sandwell Stroke Service are committed in providing exceptional stroke care and is part of the SSNAP national programme as well as having links with Queen Elizabeth hospital for thrombectomy care.

We want to develop the future of Stroke Nursing, the up and coming Ward Managers, Matrons, Specialist Nurses, Advanced Clinical Practitioner and even the next Chief Nurse.

If this sounds like you come and join our team

Matron Michael Brennan

Ward Manager Cherie Marzan

Stroke Co-coordinator Lorena Chua




For further details / informal visits contact:

NameMichael BrennanJob titleMatron Stroke and NeuologyEmail addressmichael.brennan2@nhs.netTelephone number07971520343Additional contact information

Maria Marzan -

Lorena Chua -

We understand that work is only one part of life. We are committed to helping our colleagues achieve the best possible work/life balance. We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it.

As part of our commitment to Public Health all SWB Trust premises will be smoke free from July 2019.

Applicants for patient facing roles are required to verify their immunisation status as part of pre-employment checks process and where necessary comply with the mandatory requirement to receive immunisation for any unverified vaccinations, to include but not exclusive to MMR, Varicella, TB and Hepatitis based on national immunisation guidelines. The only exceptions will be those individuals with medical contraindications and/or those who are otherwise protected by the Equality Act 2010.


If you require any further advice regarding your application, please ring the appropriate number below

Recruitment Team on 0121 507 5070
Trust Bank on 0121 507 3600

Please note the closing date may change if there is a high response, therefore please ensure that you apply for the post you are interested in as soon as possible.

Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust works with DisabledGo to provide detailed access guides covering all areas of the Trust, including where to park, wheelchair access, and accessible facilities. Search for our sites on

MINDFUL EMPLOYER - Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust has signed the Charter for Employers who are positive about Mental Health.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Investors in People Gold Logo
  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Improving Working Lives Logo
  • Mindful Employer Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Stonewall Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo
  • Living Wage Employer