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Clinical Nurse Specialist- TIA/Stroke Services

Job Description

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust is one of London’s major acute hospital trusts based in North London.

This is a new service within the Trust, and you will be expected to assist in the delivery and setting up of TIA/Stroke services within the Trust, which will include holding the TIA hot phone, triaging patients to be seen appropriately, and assessing patients under Consultant supervision. You will be expected to assist with clinics, clinics and be responsible for education and training to MDT, patients and carers.

As the Nurse practitioner for TIA and Stroke services you will be expected to support the ward manager/matron in exploring and improving clinical practice for this group of patients by identifying gaps in the service and supporting the transformation of the services as appropriate. The post holder will be expected to assist with the inputting of data into national and local databases as appropriate and compiling a number of locally developed databases to meet the needs of the stroke service on an on-going basis.

The post holder should be an enthusiastic and motivated individual who will provide support to the existing Stroke Team and facilitate TIA/Stroke development within the Stroke service, with special emphasis on TIA services in line with NICE guidance and RCP standards. This will include monitoring compliance against these standards.

The post holder will be support to develop within the role and will be expected following the appropriate training and competencies to contribute to further developing the Service in line with national TIA standards.

The ideal applicant will have sound knowledge of TIA, Stroke services, although we are looking for a nurse with extensive post registration experience and educated to Degree level (Masters would be an advantage) with specific study qualifications in oncology and or heamatology

We are also keen to interview nurses who are interesting in developing into the band 7 posts. If you think you are the right person you will have critical care, Oncology or Emergency nursing background at band 5 or above and have been qualified for a minimum of 18 months with the last 6 months in one of the above specialties. Experience and a qualification in teaching and/or training are essential.

Advanced nursing skills including phlebotomy and cannulation are essential. However, History taking, physical assessment and non medical prescribing would be an advantage but development will be available for the right candidate.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Please contact Monica Deckon Matron for stroke services or Hayley Parris ward manager stroke unit if you would like any further information or wish to arrange an informal visit.
Email:( Email address removed )

The Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We provide a smoke free work environment. Due to the nature of this post, a Disclosure & Barring Service search will be conducted on the successful applicant.


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