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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/04/2021.

Band 5 Staff Nurse Neurosciences & Stroke

Job Reference: 290-RA5-NNS-64

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Neurosurgery, Neurology, Neuro-Rehabilitation and Stroke
London, Charing Cross Hospital
£29,888 - £36,738 pa inc pro rata

Fulfil your potential in hospitals that make history:

Charing Cross, Hammersmith, St Mary’s, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea and Western Eye.

With five world-renowned hospitals, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is full of opportunity if you are looking to develop your healthcare career.

We are an NHS Trust of approximately 14,000 people, providing care for over a million and a half patients from north west London and beyond every year. We have a rich heritage and an ambitious vision for the future of our patients and local communities.

With our partners, Imperial College London, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, we form Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre, one of 6 academic health science centres in the UK, working to ensure the rapid translation of research for better patient care and excellence in education.

We are proud of our heritage in innovation and we are early adopters of new insights in technologies, techniques and treatments for improving health.

Staff Nurse Band 5

Equipping you with the skills to be a nurse leader of the future

“I’ve had so many opportunities to research, develop and implement improvements, and I want to make sure other nurses have the chance to do the same. Our Trust’s quality improvement approach gives our nurses a way to channel their skills and energy into making real improvements in partnership with our patients. Ultimately, I believe this also helps to create our nurse leaders of the future.”
Ismalia De Sousa, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Stroke

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated registered adult nurse to join our Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Hyper Acute and Acute Stroke Unit based at the Charing Cross Hospital site. The Hyper acute stroke unit (HASU) located in 9 North is one of 8 HASU’s in London, providing emergency stroke treatments including intravenous thrombolysis (24/7 service) and we have recently expanded to include endovascular thrombectomy seven days a week. We are also a HASU accredited Stroke Research Centre.

Patients treated on the HASU are subsequently transferred to their local Acute Stroke Unit (ASU) located on 9 South if required, typically after a 72 hour stay on the HASU. As a Band 5 nurse you will care for patients either in the hyper or acute phase following a stroke. You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and specialist skills in the assessment of stroke and to support patients through their stroke pathway, post interventional treatments, as well as supporting patients in their early phase of rehabilitation and discharge.

We are looking to appoint enthusiastic, highly motivated nurses with a passion for delivering high standards of care. The multi-disciplinary team work closely within stroke services and also have regular contact with other hospitals within the network, therefore excellent communication skills are essential.

You will be supported by a highly motivated senior nursing team which includes a Clinical Practice Educator and Stroke Clinical Nurse Specialist and you will be supported within the role with on-going training which includes the Stroke Foundation Programme and completion of specific stroke competencies and have access to a wide range of learning opportunities , to help take your career in the right direction, this will help support you to develop the competence and confidence you need as an effective, independent healthcare professional. You’ll receive a full induction programme; benefit from ward and classroom-based training and clinical skills assessments. Newly qualified nurses will also benefit from our preceptorship programme.

We also offer an internal transfer pathway which will enable you to develop your own rotation across the stroke service, this enables the opportunity for band 5 nurses to transfer to another department at the same level. By managing your own transfer you will be able to shape your career development and build a programme which suits your personal career development and aspirations. You can apply to transfer if you have been in your current position for at least six months.

These posts are suitable for newly qualified, part-time, job share.

You will need to be able to:

• Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills
• Aspire to deliver excellent standards of care
• Be able to work collaboratively with all members of the MDT
• Demonstrate a high level of compassion for patients and their relatives

If you join us, you’ll receive the opportunity to undergo development competency training, specialised training days, a wide range of academic and clinical courses and personal development programmes.

We offer a flexible approach to working hours to meet the needs of the individual and the service. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy prior to the closing date should we receive 50 applications prior to the advertised closing date.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details / informal visits contact:

Diane Benefer (Lead Nurse) – Stroke & Neuro Rehabilitation

At Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people. You’ll be working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You’ll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include opportunities for career development, flexible working and wellbeing, plus a staff recognition scheme. Also, take advantage of optional benefits including the cycle to work and car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

All of our hospitals have quick transport access to the Westfield shopping and leisure centre, the West End and a range of local bars, cafes and restaurants - ideal for team socials!


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