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Rapid Response/Stroke ESD RN
Band 6
Fixed Term for 12 months
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Countess of Chester Hospital
Countess of Chester Hospital
£28,050 - £36,644 pa pro rata
25/01/2019 23:59
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Rapid Response / Neuro ESD Nurse

Band 6

At the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust we pride ourselves on not only leading through clinical excellence, but also by creating an environment where all staff are valued and appreciated. The Trust has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality patient care and is nationally accredited at the highest levels in many areas, in particular clinical outcomes and patient safety.

Our Vision for the Trust is to deliver NHS care locally that makes our staff and our community proud. We want our patients to be assured they will receive care as rapidly as possible in a first-class environment that is Safe, Kind and Effective.

Our High Performance Culture will support everyone to be the best version of themselves by being true to our Trust vision, values and behaviors.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within Rapid Response/Stroke early supported discharge team. The role involves working with Community Support Workers, physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists & Nurses within the teams. The main objectives of the team are to expedite and facilitate safe and timely discharges from wards and emergency department areas, and provide resettlement, rehabilitation, care and medication support at home 

 You will need to be able to maintain a strong patient centred focus, whilst being adaptable, autonomous, relate well to colleagues across a range of disciplines in hospital and community, and able to work under pressure.

 The ideal candidate would have:

Discharge Planning skills Acute medical nursing experience Wound care skills

Experience of medication reviews

Clinical Experience of Stroke patients

Wound care skills

Knowledge and experience of community services

Valid car licence with use of care for business use 

You will be responsible for identifying and assessing patients located on wards and in the emergency department for suitability at home with Rapid Response/Stroke ESD  intervention. You will be expected to expedite discharges and provide assessment, nursing care, advice and information to patients, relatives and carers within the home or appropriate care setting. You will be aiding the Community Support Workers and Therapy staff to maximise patients’ independence and optimise their safety and quality of life, to maintain patients’ in their home, where possible. 

Secondment into the post may be possible for current Countess employees – please discuss this with your manager.

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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

Maria Woodward- Team Leader Rapid Response Team

Telephone: 01244 365240

Email address:


Amy Bastow -Team Leader Stroke ESD

Telephone: 01244 365235

Email Address:

If you have problems applying, contact

01244 366125