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Acute Stroke Response Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Acute Stroke Unit
Band 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
King's Mill Hospital
Sutton in Ashfield
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
28/02/2018 23:59

Sherwood Forest Hospitals (SFH) is an award winning, modern and friendly trust, dedicated to providing outstanding care.  We are an improving organisation with strong leadership, a clear sense of direction and an exciting vision for the future.  Our staff and volunteers strive to ensure the patient is at the heart of everything we do.  

At SFH we value our staff.  We know that happy, highly motivated, engaged staff are key to providing the highest quality care for our patients. We offer a range of staff benefits, excellent training facilities and a modern, well equipped working environment.  We’re committed to enabling colleagues to maximise their potential and enjoy satisfying careers, underpinned by our staff health and wellbeing strategy; ‘Happy, Healthy, Here’. 

If our vision, values and ethos appeal to you now is the time to join #Team SFH. 

What our staff say about us from our recent anonymous Staff Survey: 

'The organisation is a good place to work with strong values and a clear commitment to quality of care and patient experience.'


The Stroke Unit provides inpatient care for 29 stroke patients requiring care from the hyper acute phase through to rehabilitation. The unit receives direct pre-alerts from East Midlands Ambulance Service and admit patients directly from the Emergency Department.

We have a 24/7 thrombolysis service and a dedicated response Nurse on each shift to be able to respond to calls. The team on the unit consists of specialist stroke Consultants, medical staff, Nurse specialist and allied professionals creating a true multidisciplinary (MDT) approach to rehabilitation.

We have a ward based TIA clinic and we also work very closely with our local Early Supported Discharge Team ensuring a seamless transfer of care into the community.

You will
 Support the Ward/Department Leader in ensuring the delivery of high quality patient care.
 Provide and monitor the nursing care for a designated group of patients during a care episode.
 Actively contribute to an effective learning environment.
 Promote a team nursing philosophy of care.
 Be an autonomous practitioner responsible for ensuring that all stroke patients are triaged and assessed in a timely manner and able to facilitate appropriate assessments and treatment in collaboration with medical colleagues.

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Karen Turner
Ward Sister Stroke Unit
01623 622515 ext 3050 or email

If you have problems applying, contact

01623 622515 ext 3397