Neuro Rehabilitation Nurse Specialist

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 24 January 2022

Job summary

Band 7 37.5 hours per week Permanent

On the 9th November 2021 the Government announced new regulations which we anticipate will come into force on 1 April 2022, requiring people who conduct Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulated activity in public (NHS) or independent sector health and social care settings in England, to have received two doses of a Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approved COVID-19 vaccine unless exempt.

Please be aware that provided these regulations do come into force as currently planned, this role will be affected and as such, successful candidate(s) will be required to show proof that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of the pre-employment check process. If you are unable to prove that you have been fully vaccinated (i.e. that you have received two doses of an approved vaccine) please note we will be unable to proceed with your application and any offers of employment made will be withdrawn.

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Main duties of the job

Community Neuro Rehabilitation Team(CNRT)

CNRT is a multi-disciplinary service who offer support, advice and therapy intervention to adults who have a physical and/or cognitive impairment due to having a neurological condition. We offer community based treatments in a variety of settings including the home, group, clinic or the wider community.

Due to retire and return plans of our current Parkinson's specialist nurse we are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic registered nurse, who will provide specialist interventions, split between Parkinson's and all other neurological conditions.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our nursing team within CNRT. You would be part of a rewarding and developing service, committed to providing evidence based intervention. You will lead the development of CNRT nursing team and be active in the development and promotion of integrated neuro rehab services in the community.

About us

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of quality services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children. Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration.

We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate & these are:

  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ people & Disabled people.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the service needs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To lead, develop and deliver specialist holistic nursingcareaspart of a multidisciplinary (MDT) communityneuro rehabilitation team treating patients with stroke, Parkinsonsandotherneurological conditions.



  • To work as an autonomous practitioner and be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of professional and clinical work, working to agreed national and professional standards.
  • To undertake the highlyspecialised, comprehensive assessment of patients with stroke or neurological conditions and recommend best course of intervention.
  • To be responsible for implementation andorganisationof specialist nurse led clinics independently or as a wider MDT to assess and implement plans of care for patients.
  • To provide spontaneous and planned advice, teaching and instruction to relatives,carers, health and care professionals and the voluntary sector to promote understanding of the needs of patients, tooptimisepatient management and to ensure a consistent approach to patient care.
  • Development, delivery and evaluation of a plan of care relating to symptom management, referring to other members of the multi-disciplinary team as necessary.
  • To assess clinical risk in patientsfollowing trust guidelines andadvise on management.
  • To liaise with Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine/Neurologist/Physician and multidisciplinary team as required


  • To maintain accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date documentation in line with legal and departmental requirements.
  • To provide written reports regarding patient care to other health and social care professionals advising of interventions and any clinical specialist recommendations
  • To manage and prioritise referrals and workload capacity at all times for nursing interventions to ensure capacity and demand is balanced across all nursing service.
  • Be able to prioritise and delegate workload activities and supervise junior staff/ nursing students etc. as and when required
  • To demonstrate a sound understanding of Clinical Governance and Risk Management and apply to work situation, and ensure others do likewise.
  • To apply time managementprinciples to all areas of work,balancing the demandsof workloadto ensure that these remain in accordance with those of the service and Trust as a whole.
  • To comply with the organisational and departmental policies and procedures and to be involved in the reviewing and updating as appropriate.
  • To be aware of the Health and Safety aspects of your work and implement any policies which may be required to improve the safety of your work area, including the prompt recording and reporting of incidentsto senior staff and ensuring that equipment used is safe.


  • To be responsible for identifying and facilitating service development within specialist nursing.To make recommendations for and lead change withinlocal service, trust, wider Greater Manchester networks
  • To maintain own clinical professional development (CPD) by keeping abreast ofevidence basedpractice and developments and incorporate them as necessary into your work.
  • To assist in establishing, implementing and monitoring nursing practice guidelines, standards, policies and protocols/care pathways.
  • To collect and evaluate appropriate data and statistics for the use of the service, Trust or wider support groups.
  • Linemanagestaffof any disciplinewithin service as required
  • Provide evidence based clinicalsupervision to junior nurse staff members and the wider MDT as required.
  • To participate in clinical supervision withotherspecialist nurses/consultant both regionally and nationally.
  • Actively lead and take part in education in specialist nursing area within the service, trust or wider sector.
  • Undertake the measurement and evaluation of your work and current practices through the use ofevidence basedpractice projects, audit, research and outcome measures, either individually or with team leader and other specialist nurses.
  • Support professional leads with recruitment process, participate in interview/induction of new starters
  • To deputise for team lead, provide team leadership as required


  • Use a range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with patients to allow comprehensive specialist assessment, and to ensure an understanding of their condition so that patients are supported inself-managementof their condition.
  • To communicate effectively and work collaboratively with nursing and MDT colleagues across health, social care and voluntary sectors to ensure delivery of a coordinated multidisciplinary service.
  • To assess capacity, gain valid informed consent and have the ability to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment and support other staff to do likewise.
  • Undertake clinical procedures within own scope of competencyutilisinga variety of clinical instruments and equipment safely and precisely.
  • To be involved in the development and deliveryof aspecialist service for patients with neurological conditions in line with service specification


  • To jointly work with MDT in patient carei.eparticipate in manual handling of patients if necessary; moving of equipment. This is in line with mandatory training.
  • Substantial time is spent using a lap top within an office or patient home.
  • Patient care can be complex; physically andemotional due to the nature of the conditions.
  • Suitable PPE will be worn and disposed of appropriately in accordance to policies and guidelines.
  • Travel safely between patients homes and other venues on a daily basis adhering to relevant policies and guidelines.

This job description is subject to regular review and appropriate modification in consultation with the post holder

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered nurse/nursing diploma
  • Relevant specialist postgraduate qualification/training in neurological field
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification or willingness to undertake


  • Teaching, training or mentorship qualification or experience to the equivalent level

Knowledge and Experience


  • Expert knowledge of neurological conditions and related symptom management including medicine management
  • Proven experience of service development and change management
  • Experience of clinical audit/research participation
  • Experience within a specialist service
  • Knowledge of national requirements and directives related to speciality.


  • Community nursing experience
  • Experience in the supervision and management of other staff
  • Teaching and presenting experience

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to manage complex caseload/deal with complex issues
  • Multi-professional team working skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to prioritise and manage own time effectively
  • Evidence of leadership skills
  • Highly motivated and reliable, demonstrate trust values
  • Good IT skills
  • Car Driver/Access to own transport

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Selbourne House

Union Street



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For help with your application, contact:

Louise Adshead


Date posted

10 January 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 7


£40,057 to £45,839 a year pro rata per annum



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Selbourne House

Union Street



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