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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Stroke

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Fixed term/Secondment -
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Royal Preston Hospital
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum
25/04/2019 23:59

 An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Division of General Medicine for an experienced nurse to work as a stroke specialist nurse within Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The stroke team is a multidisciplinary team and consists of stroke consultants, stroke specialist nurses, research nurses, occupational therapist, physiotherapists, Speech & language therapists, and nurses.

The aim of the stroke specialist nurse role is to provide high quality evidence-based care to stroke patients who attend the Trust as emergencies. It includes assessing, diagnosing and initiating treatment to the acute stroke and TIA patients. It also involves the data collection for defined stroke standards to enhance the quality of care for stroke and TIA patients.

The objectives of the role are to:

  • To identify Stroke and TIA patients in A&E.
  • Provide a comprehensive stroke assessment
  • Assessment of acute stroke patients for Thrombolysis / thrombectomy
  • Liaise with Radiology Team for various imaging.
  • Support the Telestroke Service.
  • Collect and upload data into local, national and international databases.
  • Outreach to wards for inpatients strokes and TIA within the trust.
  • Liaise with the wider community team i.e. GP, community Neuro team.

The successful candidate will have previous stroke experience at band 5 and will be motivated and enthusiastic particularly in respect of acute stroke care. They will demonstrate the ability to work alone and as part of a team and possess sound clinical assessment and communication skills. The successful candidate will be expected to work flexibly on a 7-day rota.

Interview date: To be confirmed

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Anu Thomas, Lead Stroke Specialist Nurse on 01772 523525 or Chris Winster, Matron on 01772 522582