Southend seeks stroke staff in new video
26 May 2015
As part of Southend Hospital’s aim to be the home of Essex’s first hyper acute stroke unit (HASU), it has produced a new recruitment video to highlight how all the different teams work together in stroke to deliver the best for patients.
The video (below) features a series of talking heads giving
their own unique perspective of what they bring to the team and
what they get out of being part of the dedicated stroke team at
Southend. Featured staff includes the stroke ward manager, a speech
and language therapist, radiographer, nurse, physiotherapist and
The hospital is creating more stroke positions to fulfil the
requirements for the existing stroke unit to become a hyper acute
stroke unit, which will be a first for the region.
One of those featured talking about her job is nurse, Ellie
McKeaver, who has been working on the stroke unit for 18 months
since graduating from her nursing degree at Anglia Ruskin
University. The hospital is currently recruiting eight registered
nurses for the stroke unit.
In the video Ellie said: "I had a student placement here and
really enjoyed it, I really like the fact it is acute medicine but
that you also have variety and can also rotate to rehab and see the
journey that the patients go on whilst they are home."
Dr Paul Guyler, lead stroke consultant at Southend, introduces and
ends the video, encouraging people to come and be part of the HASU
team at the hospital. Of it he said: "This short video acts as a
fantastic introduction as to what a dedicated and passionate team
we have here at Southend. They are a real dynamic bunch and we want
to attract the same type of people here for several roles that are
currently available. Hopefully this video will help attract those
right people for the job."
Currently Southend's stroke unit is looking for eight registered
nurses, a band 6 and 7 speech and language therapist, band 7 senior
I occupational therapist and a band 6 senior 2 occupational
therapist. There will also be a range of other related roles
advertised in the near future.
Go to our HASU
page to find out more about the stroke team and other roles
that will be advertised soon.