Staff nurse - hyper acute stroke unit

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for motivated and passionate band 5 staff nurses to join our Hyper acute stroke unit (HASU), within the Wessex Neurological Unit at UHS.

HASU is currently a 10 bedded unit which caters for all acute stroke admissions admitted directly from ED to commence on the stroke care pathway. Many of these patients are given thrombolysis treatment on the unit and if indicated then some patients may receive intra-arterial clot retrieval (mechanical thrombectomy) which has shown greatly improved patient outcomes in recent studies

This is a particularly exciting time to join our team as there are plans in progress to develop the mechanical thrombectomy service we provide. This will allow UHS to provide a regional service throughout the Wessex region, that in time will be able to provide 24/7 access to this treatment. In light of this, later this year HASU will be gaining a further 3 fully equipped hyper acute beds to facilitate this service expansion.

HASU is a dynamic and fast paced area of work where you would develop and utilise acute nursing skills. All the while being supported by a multidisciplinary team including trained stroke nurses, therapy staff and Advanced Nurse Practitioners. A role on this ward would suit nurses anywhere on their career pathway; from a newly qualified nurse looking to gain acute experience, to a more experienced nurse looking to develop skills for career progression into leadership, Advanced Nurse Practitioner or other specialised roles.

In this role you will:

  • Be involved in the direct admissions for all stroke patients.
  • You will be involved in the administration of thrombolysis and the subsequent monitoring that is required.
  • You will work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team to be involved in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care and treatment for all stroke patients.
  • You will be involved in the early rehabilitation of stroke patients until a bed becomes available on our rehab ward – F8.

If you are:

  • Passionate about delivering high quality patient care
  • Motivated and forward thinking
  • Eager to develop your own clinical and management skills
  • Enjoy the challenge of working in a busy environment
  • Looking for a position which will challenge and stretch you
  • Want to be part of a focused, multidisciplinary team that delivers a high quality service

If so then this is the post for you!

We support our staff, offering a huge variety of learning opportunities and support for career progression. When it comes to careers we are committed to developing yours. We support both professional and personal development, recognising its importance in delivering a quality service.

Our education, training and development team works alongside individuals and teams in practice. Formal teaching sessions and study days, such as practical stroke study days and the Neuro Course will be available, as is advice on academic pathways and career planning.

If you have a real passion for nursing and you are looking for an exciting, fast moving clinical field to develop your skills then look no further, apply now and join our team.

Closing date for applications Wednesday 20th March 2019

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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16 March 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £23,023 - £29,608 pa pro rata GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

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