Careers at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS trust

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Staff Nurse - Stroke

Band 5

Main area
Stroke Unit
Band 5
37.5 (Part time considered)
Job ref
University Hospital Lewisham
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum plus HCA
01/02/2019 23:59

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust are a committed multi- professional team who provide much-valued hospital and community services to residents in South East London. The Trust has built a good reputation as a place to enjoy job satisfaction and develop professional skills and experiences. Our people value the opportunity to work in a supportive culture and, we ensure our team are well rewarded for their contribution. By joining us now, you can play a role in shaping  our organisation that continues to put patient and client care first. Whatever the challenges ahead, we’re prepared to face them as one team.

We are looking for innovative nurses with some stroke experience to join our acute stroke wards at University Hospital Lewisham. You will have the opportunity to develop your acute stroke skills within a specialist inpatient stroke ward and will have the opportunity to work as an inter-disciplinary team member. You will contribute to the patient’s journey through the stroke pathway and contribute to seamless transfers of care throughout the stroke service

We are holding an Assessment Day from 08:45am to 2:00pm and we would love to see you there! The assessment day will be held at University Hospital Lewisham on 07/02/2019.

We are highly focused upon your education, and we have recognised specialist in-house stroke training facilitated by our expert Stroke Practice Development Nurse. You should be motivated, keen to learn and ready to embrace change; our commitment to you is to provide the environment for this to happen. We are focused on the care that our patients receive, and that their carers are given the opportunity to be involved in a range of patient educational activities. This will be supported by the Specialist stroke team. We can offer you:

    • In house stroke specific training
    • Access to local stroke study days
    • Link roles of your choice and training are encouraged.

Whether you are just starting out on your Nursing career, looking for a change of job, working in a Nursing Home or even returning to practice, we would welcome the opportunity to meet with you. We will provide a supportive atmosphere, mentorship training, clinical support and supervision on the ward and we are committed to professional development of all staff. Team working is an integral part of the ward with all staff are enabled and empowered to make a real difference for their patients. You will need to be well motivated and committed to high standards of patient care and to your personal professional development. We provide a friendly and varied working environment with opportunities for you to continue your professional development. Our stroke unit currently consists of 52 beds across two wards: acute and neurological rehabilitation.

You will join our dedicated team to help maintain the high standards of care we strive for within our department, meeting national and local guidelines. You will help formulate and carry out effective care for patients and ensure they are delivered to the highest possible level. In return we can offer many career development opportunities and outstanding support to help you achieve your professional goals. We provide regular teaching sessions and are extremely keen to contribute towards the development of your knowledge and skills within this specialist area. You will be supported by a band 7 Ward Manager whose role is to support staff education and development, creating a culture of learning within these areas and the wider organisation.


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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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