Community Pathway Stroke Nurse / Allied Healthcare Professional
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
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We are currently seeking a dynamic individual who can demonstrate an adaptable and proactive approach to lead the community Stroke Pathways. This includes working closely with the integrated discharge team, Stroke MDT and Community stakeholders.
The role requires a good knowledge of Stroke care both Acute and Rehabilitation and can navigate often complex discharges through MTW Stroke service, community pathways.
Maidstone Hospital Acute Stroke unit hasbecome the central hub forStroke services within the locality. Consisting of a 46 bedded Acute Stroke Unit, eight beds at Sevenoaks Hospital and an Early supported discharge pathway comprising of therapists and carers to continue Stroke rehabilitation in the client's home.
The successful candidate will deliver a high level of Stroke knowledge to support and expedite timely transfers from the Acute Stroke unit to one of the community pathways. In addition, the successful candidate will work across the Acute and rehabilitation setting where necessary to ensure an excellent level of care is delivered.
Visits / informal discussions are welcome, please contact Victoria Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
- To liaise with MTW Stroke services and external organisations to assist in the safe transfer of care into the Community Stroke pathway
- Lead on discharges identified for any of the Stroke community pathways to reduced delays, enabling actions focused on timely safe discharges
Main duties of the job
- Promote a local resolution when challenge occurs
- Quality assurance of work through continuous improvements and using audits, supervision, accuracy and quality data entry and record keeping
- Coordinate regular meetings with all key stake holders involved in the Stroke Community Pathways, and be an active multidisciplinary team member of the Stroke Team.
- Provide Specialist Stroke and advice regarding primary and secondary prevention strategies.
- To act as a point of reference for expertise in stroke nursing for the trust and external organisation's supporting the recovery of patients on the MTW community pathway
- To provide expert advice, guidance and information to health and social care professionals, carers and relatives and other non-professionals in community settings.
- The post holder will be responsible for supporting and delivering and coordinating any Stroke specific training and education to all staff involved in the Community Stroke Pathway
- To provide information, support services and advice to meet the needs of people following a stroke, during six-week journey with Early supported discharge.
- To provide information, support services and advice to meet the needs of people following stroke, during six-week journey with Early supported discharge in liaison with the community therapy services supporting the patient
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.
The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 500,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.
The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.
We employ over 6,500 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.
Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.
Following your Corporate Induction you will be expected to attend the Trusts 2-week Induction Programme for RNs, NAs, RMs, ODPs and Paramedics. The programme is full-time (please email email@example.com if this is problematic)and will involve travel to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area, classroom-based sessions and e-learning.
Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at enhanced level. (Enhanced level)
At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.
Interview Date: TBC
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