Stroke Specialist Nurse | Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 22-Mar-23

Closing Date: 21-Apr-23

Location: Newport, PO30 5TG

Salary: Not specified

Stroke Specialist Nurse | Isle of Wight NHS Trust

We are recruiting fora Stroke Nurse Specialist for 1 year for maternity coverwho wishes to join #TeamIOWNHS. You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients receive quality and compassionate care and work with us to ensure the Trust continues its journey towards “great people, great place”.

This vacancy is for one permanent post and one 12 month Fixed Term Contract.

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities’ section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values areCompassion,Accountable,Respect andEveryone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

Why not come and see for yourself the CARE we give to our patients and staff. Apply to be part of our team today.

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trusts beach hut in Ryde. We offer flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Our Acute Services Strategic Partnership with Portsmouth University Hospital is designed for both Partnership organisations to work together to tackle the challenges faced by hospital services, particularly those on the Isle of Wight, and to improve acute care for a combined population of 800,000. The strategic direction is towards one acute service delivered from two hospitals with a deeper integration with primary, community, mental health, and social care services. Recognising that smaller hospitals need to be organised differently to their larger partners, the Partnership will support best practice design of services at St Mary’s Hospital on the Isle of Wight and form a strong network with the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth to support these. Part of this redesign focuses on Stroke and the Joint Stroke Service aims to provide a consistent level of patient care to all stroke patients served by both Partnership organisations.

To that end the Stroke Service at IOW NHS Trust has developed a hyper-acute stroke service team (HAST) who continue to evolve to meet the needs of the patients who require specialist Stroke care. We are focused on ensuring a high-quality seamless patient pathway and patient experience from admission to discharge delivered by a highly skilled, motivated and compassionate clinical team and we are very proud to have received Level A in the latest Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SNAPP) data published.

We have an exciting opportunity available within the team as a secondment or fixed term contract to cover Maternity leave. We are looking for a committed individual who is reliable and has established stroke knowledge who will be able to work autonomously as well as with the Emergency Department and the medical team. The role requires excellent communication skills as will be linking in with the clinicians as part of the partnership working in managing thrombolysis. The successful applicant will assess patients in the Emergency Department as well as review referrals from the Acute wards and organise investigations to aid diagnosis. As part of the stroke pathway this role will facilitate the admission to the Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and support the patient in the acute stage as well as contributing to the development of the nursing staff involved in the pathway.

The role covers 7 days a week 06:30-00:00 and a combination of 7.5 hour and 11.5 hour shifts. If you are a compassionate individual looking to increase your knowledge of managing acute strokes within an emergency setting. You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and specialist skills in assessment of stroke and support patients through their stroke pathway, post interventional treatments, as well as supporting patients in their early phase of rehabilitation and discharge.

For full job description and person specification, please refer to the attached document.

This advert closes on Tuesday 28 Mar 2023

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