UHB is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in England, serving a regional, national, and international population.
Our multiple sites, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Chest Clinic allow people to be treated as close to home as possible.
We see and treat more than 2.2 million people every year across our sites and our hospitals deliver more babies than anywhere else in Europe.
We are a regional centre for cancer, bone marrow transplants, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics, HIV and AIDS, as well as respiratory conditions like cystic fibrosis; thoracic surgery and have the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe.
We provide a series of highly specialist cardiac, liver and neurosurgery services to patients from across the UK.
We are world-renowned for our trauma care and have developed pioneering surgical techniques in the management of ballistic and blast injuries, including bespoke surgical solutions for previously unseen injuries. We are a designated a Level 1 Trauma Centre and host of the UK’s only £20m National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC).
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This post is based with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Advertisement for Band 5 Staff Nurses-Stroke Speciality
Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to expand your acute care skills?
We are looking to recruit experienced nurses to work within our Hyper Acute Stroke Unit based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Our 36 bedded HASU and ASU encompasses 12 hyper-acute beds (HASU) and well as another 14 stroke beds (ASU) and currently 10 flexi stroke/general medicine beds. We provide a 24/7 acute thrombolysis service as well as providing Birmingham’s only thrombectomy service. We also support the 7 day TIA service. Our HASU beds provide rapid assessment, treatment and continuous monitoring within the first 72 hours of stroke; therefore it is vital any applicants are keen to develop their acute care skills and ability to work well under pressure.
The stroke unit is a friendly and caring environment providing excellent nursing care to the most critically / acutely ill patients and the aim of HASU is to provide holistic care for acute stroke patients, utilising a coordinated multidisciplinary approach, resulting in optimal patient outcomes. Excellent communication is vital as we work with a mixture of specialist nursing teams, medics and therapists . We are passionate and proud about delivering excellent patient care that is evidence and research based and we have an active research programme recruiting patients to a range of trials.
We have a fast turnover of patients and also deliver a very acute level of nursing including NG and PEG feeding, IV medications and complex care needs. QEHB is a fast growing trust which values the education and professional development of its staff. Learning opportunities include: cannulation, phlebotomy, ECG training, male catheterisation and tissue viability as well as stroke specific training including our HASU competency books, NIHSS and STARS online stroke modules. A dedicated Professional Development team, based on the medical wards, support this learning. We have an advanced IT system for medication prescription and administration; this system also simplifies and streamlines many routine nursing assessments meaning that the best level of nursing care is possible. We will recognise your existing skills and competencies and you will not be required to retrain as we will assess you against our existing protocols.
Across the stroke service, we have the aim to provide our patients with exceptional care in a safe and friendly environment, empowering and nurturing patients and relatives through their stroke journey. We are looking for someone who will be able to take an active role in all aspects of the patients’ stroke journey. A passion for caring for stroke patients is essential but this does not need to be in the acute sector as long as you can demonstrate in your supporting information that you have relev