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Ward Manager

Job Description

London North West Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country employing more than 9,000 staff with a budget of more than £670 million a year. We are the first Trust of its kind to provide complete hospital-based and community healthcare services to a combined population of 930,000 in the boroughs of Brent, Harrow and Ealing. Our services include four major acute hospitals including the internationally renowned St Mark's Hospital and community services across Brent, Harrow and Ealing, including Clayponds Rehabilitation Hospital, Meadow House Hospice, Denham Unit and Willesden Centre.

Stroke Unit Job Advert

The London North West Healthcare Hyper Acute Stroke Unit provides expert stroke care to patients in North West London. It is one of the 8 London Hyper Acute Stroke Units. The unit was awarded BMJ Clinical Leadership Team for 2013 and also Research Team of the year 2012. Our excellent team of nurses have helped us to have the shortest thrombolysis door to needle time in England and to achieve prestigious double A rating on the exacting SSNAP national stroke performance standards. The 2014 CQC inspection commended our ‘gold standard service’.

We are a winning team looking for dynamic and motivated individual to lead a team of stroke nurses. The successful candidate will be a qualified nurse who can demonstrate that they have a broad range of experience and competence in Stroke nursing and / or acute medical care. They will have to demonstrate a passion for nursing, be committed to providing care with dignity and compassion. They will also be required to ensure that the National stroke standards are met.

The Stroke Unit has a strong matron led nursing team and provides an excellent environment in which to learn new skills and develop as a sister / charge nurse. The post holder will be set clear objectives on taking the role and will be given appropriate support and training by the matron and Head of Nursing. In addition, to this we also offer bespoke postgraduate courses at level 6 and 7; Stroke management and care facilitated by Bucks New University and Advanced Assessment skills for non-medical practioners, Kings College. The trust also offers fantastic opportunities for training and development. We have a strong belief in staff development and most of our senior posts are filled by promoting our own staff. This is an excellent opportunity for a registered nurse looking to take the next steps on their career path.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Memory Dzvene
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The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We promote the wellbeing and safety of all our patients and carers by acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately, according to the standards determined by our policy and procedures. All posts working with vulnerable groups will be subject to an enhanced criminal records check upon appointment and staff will need to give their consent for the Trust to receive regular updates on their criminal records status throughout their employment.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive for certain posts, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications. After the closing date we strongly advise you check the email account which is registered with NHS Jobs regularly. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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 UK Visas and Immigration website.

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