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Staff Nurse - Hyper Acute Stroke Unit (HASU)

Band 5

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Hyper Acute Stroke Unit (UCH)
Band 5
Full time 37.5 per week
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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
£26,554 - £34,495 per annum inclusive
27/02/2018 23:59

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

We want you to come to UCLH, and stay at UCLH; all of our staff have been involved in developing our values.

We believe that UCLH is a better place for patients and staff alike. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

UCLH has two major strategic projects underway. We are building a facility which will be home to one of only two high energy NHS proton beam therapy centres, Europe’s largest centre for the treatment of blood disorders and a hyper modern surgery service. Close by on Huntley Street we are developing the new Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals. Replacing the current hospitals on Grays’ Inn Road, this development will mean we can provide multidisciplinary care to our dental and ENT patients in a modern environment. Our Grafton Way facility is due to open in 2020, with Huntley Street opening in 2019.

In NHS staff survey results, UCLH has been named one of the ten best performing non-specialist trusts against the following statement: “If a friend of relative needed treatment I would be happy with the standard of care provided by this organisation”.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.


We are seeking highly motivated energetic, enthusiastic and experienced Band 5 nurses to join our Hyper Acute Stroke Unit (HASU) team at UCLH.

IF YOU ARE a Band 5 Nurse seeking experience in a different field…

We are interested to meet you as we believe this is a great next step for you to develop your nursing career in HASU. Why not find out what we can do for you?

We are one of eight specialist centres in London which delivers world class stroke Hyper acute services operating an 18 bedded unit and overseeing the treatment of approximately 2500 people a year. All patients are managed in the acute phase of their stroke and remain with us for 48-72hours and then are repatriated to their local stroke unit for rehabilitation care.

A Nurse led service at the cutting edge of nursing developments, supported by a team of nurses fundamental to proving great care and a nursing educational team. Not only does this provide our ward nurses with opportunities to develop quickly, it gives them the time to care properly for patients. Our nursing ward ratios are on average 1 nurse to 4 patients.

Whilst on HASU patients receive specialist care for acute stroke including; rapid access to emergency pathways such as Critical care and Endovascular transfers. The unit works closely with Emergency Department for rapid patient assessments.

Supporting your Professional Development and career

We recognise that the best nurses require the best education and training.

We are renowned for providing leading professional development and will offer teaching and education around Specialist skills in acute stroke care.

We support and encourage proactive nurses and nurse led activities. We aim to provide the Individuals that join our team tailored individual development packages.

Individuals who have an interest in coming to work in this dynamic acute setting, we strongly recommend an informal visit to the unit which is currently located in the modern UCH Tower.


Please see below forthcoming interview/assessment days which have been planned in advance;

  • 15th February
  • 27th February

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Please email: Selina.Edwards@uclh.nhs.uk

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