Specialist Nurse Practitioner Community Stroke and Neuro-Rehab

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


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Job summary

Manchester Local Care Organisation has recently received secured investment into its Community Neurology Services, and this give us the ability to build a new multidisciplinary team of dedicated and skilled rehabilitation professionals.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to be involved in developing and shaping a new service focused on delivering quality care to people with stroke and neurological conditions in Manchester. We are looking for dynamic and motivated staff to work with us to achieve our vision of Manchester being a forerunner in the provision of neurological rehabilitation.

The services will be locality based with the investment being used to enhance existing service provision in the Central Manchester locality

We have a strong framework of supervision and professional leadership by Senior CSNT nursing leads and access to a wide range of training and development opportunities. There is a robust local peer support structure in place.

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for providing highly specialist nursing assessments for stroke and neuro patients in the community, ensuring appropriate input and pathways of care as part of the MDT and communicating via liaison and referral to other agencies as required
  • Professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of professional and clinical work, and work to agreed KPIs, national and professional standards.
  • Participate in continuing professional development, clinical audit, and in-service training.
  • Supervise rehabilitation assistants and students

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of £1.8bn and is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating the most exceptional integrated health and social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals and community services from across Manchester, Trafford and beyond, we champion collaborative working and transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We're proud to be one of the major academic research centres and education providers in England and Research and Innovation is the heart of all we do, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. We're also excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable and tackling climate change.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Join us and you'll work with some of the best people in the NHS, thriving in a Trust united in its values, purpose and commitment to our patients and a drive for continual innovation and improvement.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination.

If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination. There is currently Government consultation underway which will determine whether some new employees may need to be vaccinated.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at resourcing@mft.nhs.uk.

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Essential and desirable


  • Recognised nursing qualification/registered with the NMC
  • Relevant post registration experience in Stroke and/or neuro-rehabilitation
  • Able to make sound clinical decisions
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal, communication skills
  • Evidence of problem solving skills
  • Able to work as an independent Practioner
  • Management of a complex caseload
  • Excellent time management
  • Point of contact for support and advice for families and carers
  • Experience of liaising with health and social care colleagues
  • Working knowledge of clinical governance processes e.g. risk assessments


  • Community experience
  • Proven skills in rehabilitation
  • Confidence to lead
  • Relevant postgraduate training

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

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Alexandra Park Health Centre

2 Whitswood Close,


M16 7AP

Employer's website

https://mft.nhs.uk/careers/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Joanne Ritchie



Date posted

23 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum (pro rata)



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Alexandra Park Health Centre

2 Whitswood Close,


M16 7AP

Supporting documents

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