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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/12/2021.

Band 7 Clinical Specialist Nurse – Specialist Stroke Service

Job Reference: 083-SIR2077

Sirona care and health CIC
Specialist Stroke Service
North Somerset

We are Sirona care & health, a Community Interest Company committed to providing local communities with a range of high quality specialist health care services across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. For us, it’s about the personal approach; we take pride in what we do and deliver the high standard of care that we’d expect for ourselves and our families.

In return we offer NHS Agenda for Change benefits including generous holiday entitlement, paid enhancements for bank holiday/night working, and the NHS pension scheme, a planned induction program, extensive learning and development opportunities, health and wellbeing programmes, flexible working patterns, staff excellence awards, in-house physiotherapy support and more!

We recognise that flexible working can enable everyone to work successfully, happily and productively to the benefit of both the organisation and the person. Having a good work/life balance makes an important contribution to your health and wellbeing. At Sirona care & health we offer a range of flexible working options. Not all will be suitable in every job, and we aim to make the available options clear when you apply for a job.

Please note: It is now a legal requirement for all healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated by 1 April 2022, unless they are medically exempt. This legislation applies to all health and care services across the country and therefore to all of us in Sirona, regardless of our role. We are a people-facing organisation and at any time any one of us may come into contact with individuals in our care. This means that all staff will need to have had their first COVID19 vaccination by their start date with us and have their second within 10 weeks. Therefore, should you apply for a role with us, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status or a legitimate exemption from these requirements as a condition of an offer of employment with Sirona care & health.

Band 7 Clinical Specialist Nurse – Specialist Stroke Service

North Somerset

An exciting opportunity to be a part of developing a new Integrated Community Stroke Service starting with this pilot project in North Somerset. We are looking to recruit to a range of permanent roles to provide a high quality evidence-based multidisciplinary service including early supported discharge but also longer term rehabilitation in the community. We aim to reduce the length of stay people are in hospital, provide high quality home based rehabilitation in order for people to work towards their goals, reduce disability and improve quality of life. We also aim to provide vital advice and support to prevent further strokes and help people to live well after stroke.

This development is part of the wider BNSSG stroke reconfiguration programme but is an early implementation pilot meaning that all roles will help to look at developing the service model for community stroke care

As a Band 7 Clinical Specialist Nurse for the Stroke Service you will be providing specialised Nursing assessment and implementing patient-centred treatment programmes for people after stroke within their homes or current place of residence as part of the specialist stroke service, working alongside the rest of the MDT. You will be required to provide stroke specific advice and support to other staff in the Integrated Network Teams and wider stroke service as necessary and have line management responsibility to provide leadership, operational support and development and supervision of the multi-disciplinary, integrated, community stroke services.

In this role you must provide professional support and clinical supervision to all relevant practitioners within their discipline across the community stroke service and promote a positive approach to change in order to facilitate the development of community stroke services. You will provide day to day operational management and coordination of resources making sure that the service is responsive to the needs of the service users and their carers and to the changing demands of the local health community. Provide leadership, clinical support and supervision to motivate team members and develop effective team working and personal development. You will also be responsible for triaging referrals & be a key point of contact for the community stroke service.

Education and Qualifications Required:

  • Registered nurse
  • Batchelor’s degree in nursing or health related subjects or equivalent experience
  • Non-medical prescribing course or willingness to complete
  • Evidence of study at masters level or willingness to undertake
  • To be able to travel between a variety of locations within BNSSG. A motorised vehicle is required.

Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • Evidence of highly competent clinical reasoning skills and be able to communicate this to other professionals
  • A high level of effective communication and an ability to develop relationships with patients, carers and staff in other teams and organisations.
  • Able to work collaboratively within own and multidisciplinary health and social care teams

Able to work collaboratively within own and multidisciplinary health and social care teams

  • A good degree of prioritisation skills and the ability to manage, organise and delegate own caseload.
  • Computer skills including e-mail, word processing, power-point and the use of data bases to search for literature.
  • Highly competent clinical documentation skills.
  • Demonstrable people management skills; you will need to be able to supervise and manage junior staff and students.
  • Significant experience of the core areas of nursing, stroke, neurology and elderly care including:

- Experience in Community Setting

- Experience in the specialist area of stroke

- Experience of day to day supervision of more junior members of staff

- Documented evidence of CPD in accordance with NMC recommendations

Interviews will be held 23rd Dec

For general recruitment enquiries please email or call 03001245444.

Sirona care and health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, and sharing information appropriately. Sirona is committed to safe recruitment practice and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance appropriate to the post.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy. Sirona care and health is a Disability Confident Employer.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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