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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/06/2021.

Nurse Consultant - Stroke

Job Reference: 153-MO-9511

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Bournemouth Hospital
£53,168 - £62,001 pa

Join us at this very exciting time as Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals have just merged into the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.

We have ambitious plans to develop our sites, making even better use of our combined resources to serve our population most effectively.

Joining the teams at University Hospitals Dorset you will be taking up the many opportunities that Dorset has to offer in the way of a rewarding work life balance.

We are located within an area of amazing beauty which includes opportunities to drive, walk, run, swim or cycle in the New Forest , in the Purbecks, along miles of golden beaches and the Jurassic coastline. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town with a wide selection of restaurants and cafes; theatres, cinemas and sporting activities and Poole attracts many visitors, has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

Transport links are excellent with Bournemouth International airport, Cross-channel ferry terminals at Poole and direct train access to London.

Please note: all staff being recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our Trust locations when service demands require it.

Are you a Consultant Nurse in Stroke and TIA? Are you looking to work in an ambitious, innovative and compassionate team, in the beautiful south coast of England delivering the best care possible to people with Stroke? If so, we look forward to receiving your application!

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a substantive Consultant Nurse (Band 8b – 1.0wte) to join our newly transformed Stroke Service at University Hospitals Dorset. This role will see you providing expert clinical leadership to enhance patient care in Stroke and TIA Services across professional and organisational boundaries and providing consultative clinical nursing, education, management expertise and advice in all aspects of the Stroke and TIA speciality, with a particular focus on the acute stroke pathway.

Who are you?

You are a highly skilled and dedicated Consultant Nurse in Stroke and TIA, motivated by providing the best patient care possible. You will be keen to work across patient pathways as an expert, independent, and highly visible autonomous clinical practitioner providing ‘hands on’ clinical practice. You will also be able to take a key role in the strategic development of Stroke and TIA services in our local NHS trust and the wider community, and will be able to draw on utilise multiple research and development methodologies. You will have excellent leadership skills and will demonstrate abilities as a collective and compassionate lead in the delivery of Stroke Care.

What we can offer you?

Here at UHD, we believe in caring for our staff, as much as they care for the patients. We offer extensive CPD opportunities including support to attend national and international conferences, access to HEE fellowships. We work closely with our research department and have strong links with Bournemouth University. We have an established MDT teaching programme and in-house trust wide development opportunities in leadership, team coaching and delivering compassionate care.

If you are ready to take on a new challenge then we want to hear from you! Come and meet the wider team and get a feel for what it’s like to work as part of the amazing team here at University Hospitals Dorset Stroke Service.

The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have now merged into the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Interview Date: 23rd June 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Morwenna Gower

Job title: Stroke Services Manager

Email address:

Telephone number: 0300 019 5504

Additional contact information

Dr Suzanne Ragab, Clinical Lead for Stroke -

Please note that this advert may be removed before the end date if sufficient applications are received.

We believe that having a diverse workforce, and allowing people to be themselves, is essential in ensuring we offer an inclusive, welcoming and productive place to work.

We especially welcome applications from minority groups in the community who may be underrepresented in our workforce.

At UHD our active staff network groups are Black Asian Minority Ethnic Group (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Group (LGBTQ+), European (EU), Pro Ability Staff Network, and the Armed Forces Support Group.

As a Trust we are proudly signed up to the Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interview schemes.


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