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Stroke Nurse Clinician

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Specialist Nurses
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5)
Job ref
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Salary period
21/04/2021 23:59

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

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.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with relevant and substantial clinical experience in a stroke / neuro hyper acute setting. 

You should also have excellent interpersonal skills, a professional manner; promoting team work and effective communication between all disciplines involved in the care of Stroke patients.

You will provide Advanced Specialist Stroke Nursing skills, in particular assessing acute stroke patients in the A+E Dept. 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.

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 who is able to effectively manage and prioritise your workload independently and work well under pressure.  

The role requires working across a 24/7 rota, but consideration will be given to candidates wishing to work part-time and/or job share.







Working for our organisation

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see job description and person specification for further details

Advertising Date: 1st April, 2021

Closing Date: 21st April, 2021

Shortlisting Date: 22nd/23rd April, 2021

Interview Date: w/c 10th May, 2021

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • RN

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 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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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 (Stroke Nurse Specialist) on 01704 705067 or Lucy.enright@nhs.net