An opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic Specialist Stroke Nurse to join a well-established Community Stroke Service (CSS)
The team delivers both Early Supported Discharge and Community Stroke rehabilitation following acute stroke
We have a full Multi-disciplinary team including, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Clinical Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, Rehabilitation Assistants and care provided by Active Recovery Assistants.
The Community Stroke Service is an important part of the Sheffield Stroke Pathway facilitating discharge from both acute wards and the Stroke Specialist Rehabilitation bedded (SPARC) unit
We also receive community referrals from GPs and the Stroke clinics
CSS are part of the Integrated and Geriatric Stroke Medicine Directorate (IGSM) under the Combined Community and Acute Care Group (CCAG)
Who we are looking for
Applicants should ideally have experience of treating Stroke patients across both Acute and Community services at a senior level
This role requires someone with a flexible approach to manage a small team of Stroke Nurses who provide a very varied role involving acute care, secondary prevention and 6 month post stroke reviews
The Stroke Nurses assess, plan, co-ordinate and deliver nursing interventions, and in addition contribute to the holistic assessment and care planning for CSS patients
Duties include ensuring the integration of the nursing role with all the other disciplines in the Community Stroke Team.
The Clinical Lead Nurse will also be part of the senior staff group who deputise for the Operational Lead and provide clinical support to all the members of the MDT as required.
The applicant should have experience of Clinical Governance, Service improvement and Audit
The post is Full time (37.5 hours per week) currently Mon- Fri but and there is a commitment to provide a 7 day service if required.