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Stroke Nurse Clinician

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Specialist Nurses
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time: 37.5 per week
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£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Salary period
31/08/2020 23:59
Interview date

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.


Job overview

Stroke Nurse Clinician

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Full-Time - 37.5 hours per week


Band 6

£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

Are you passionate about Stroke?

Do you want to work as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for this complex group of patients?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the existing Stroke Nurse Clinician Team at the Trust.

You will provide advanced specialist stroke nursing skills, in particular assessing acute stroke patients in A+E and inpatient areas, supporting thrombolysis treatment and hyper acute stroke care. You will assist in the co-ordination of the Stroke pathway and provide support to patient and their families.

Main duties of the job

You must have excellent clinical skills to ensure our patients receive optimal care with minimal delay. You will provide clinical leadership, expert advice to all staff and be able to recognise, at an early stage, any intervention required for acutely ill patients.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who has at least 3 years post registration experience in a stroke / neuro hyper acute setting.  You should also have excellent interpersonal skills and a professional manner, be able to prioritise and organise your own workload and be able to work under pressure.


Working for our organisation

Whilst being an integral part of the Stroke Team, based on the Acute Stroke Unit and Accident & Emergency Dept, you must have the ability to work as an autonomous practitioner across the Trust, promoting teamwork and effective communication between all disciplines involved in the care of Stroke patients.

The role requires working across a 7 day week, day and night shift patterns,  but consideration will be given to candidates wishing to work part-time and/or job share.

This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for vulnerable adult's disclosure)

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further information about this role please see attached job description and person specification.

Advert date: 29th July 2020

Closing date:  31th August 2020

Shortlisting date: 1st September 2020

Interview date: 9th August 2020

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse

Knowledge and Experience

Essential criteria
  • Post Registration experience in speciality or related field
Desirable criteria
  • Audit experience
  • Understanding of current key issues in Stroke Nursing

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • MDT working
  • Able to act as a leader - manage and motivate staff
  • Up to date clinical skills in order to ensure quality of services
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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

Lucy Enright
Job title
Stroke Nurse Specialist
Email address
Telephone number
01704 705067
Additional information

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Lucy Enright.