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Band 6 Junior Sister - Wisley Ward

Job Description

Based in Guildford, the Royal Surrey County Hospital (RSCH) is a leading general hospital with 507 beds and specialist centre for cancer services and treatment. The RSCH serves a population of 320,000 for emergency and general hospital services and 12 million people for cancer services. The hospital has an annual income of £330 million. We employ over 3500 staff.

Our mission is to deliver the best patient care - ANYWHERE

Every year the RSCH sees around 280,000 outpatients, admits 61,000 patients for treatment and 70,000 patients attend our A&E department. The Trust is also a centre of excellence and training for minimal access surgery.

Join us… We are one of the top 40 hospitals in the country and amongst top 100 Employers in the country

Surrey Integrated Stroke Service

The Royal Surrey County Hospital has developed a new approach for stroke care in Surrey by working in partnership with a neighboring Trust.

The hospital is able to provide specialist stroke assessment 24/7 for all suspected stroke patients.

The specialist assessment will enable patients to have urgent scanning and thrombolysis within 30 mins of arrival if patients meet appropriate criteria.

The patients will be nursed on a Stroke Unit with Hyper Acute Stroke beds, Acute Stroke beds and early rehabilitation beds before discharge home with the support of the Community Stroke team or for discharge to a specialist rehab unit if required.

The patients will be reviewed by a stroke Consultant 24/7.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Band 6 Junior Sister to join our friendly, motivated, highly effective and passionate multi-disciplinary team to help deliver a very high quality of care on this busy, stimulating and rewarding ward.

You will be supported by a team of experienced senior sisters, stroke coordinators, research nurse and specialist intensive care nurses for the very acutely ill patient.

You need to be well organised, approachable and confident to ensure that you are able to meet the daily demands of this diverse ward with both stroke and neurology patients. We are looking for a person who has the experience and ability to deputise for the senior sister and lead the ward team in a calm and confident manner.

Visits welcome, please contact senior sisters Kelly Carter to arrange or for an informal chat ext 4129

**Previous applicants need not apply**

If you are interested in applying for this post please use the links below to access the full job description and apply online.

In order to streamline recruitment within our Trust some of our vacancies may expire prior to the advertised closing date. This is in line with the Department of Health's policy.


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