Stroke Staff Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


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Job summary

We are looking for innovative Staff Nurses, including newly qualified, to join our Specialist Stroke Rehabilitation Service at Norwich Community Hospital. We offer the opportunities to develop your stroke rehabilitation skills in a specialist inpatient rehabilitation ward. Where you will have the opportunity to work in a rehabilitation environment as an inter-disciplinary team member, contribute to the patients journey through the stroke pathway and influence a seamless transfers of care throughout the stroke service.

Beech Ward is a 24 bedded unit providing stroke rehabilitation to patients with complex of needs. Our patients come to us following the stroke pathway from the acute setting.

NMC registered only to apply.

Main duties of the job

Main duties include providing care and rehabilitationto stroke patients. Thisincludes assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating individual care needs.

Responsible for their practice in accordance with NMC. Continue development highlighted through the appraisal process, attend mandatory/specific training .

Plan and assess programmes of care with consultation of patient, family and multidisciplinary team being sensitive to patients needs , dignity and privacy.

Promote effective communication with the inter-disciplinary team.

Support patients to make choices about adopting a healthier lifestyle .

Recommend innovative changes in clinical practice, participate in audit processes and action outcomes. Promote a nurse led approach to care and take on link roles.

Ensure the safe control and custody of drugs in line with Trust Policy / local Standard Operating Procedures.

Inform the Nurse in Charge of changes in circumstances which may affect safe and competent practice.

Maintain excellent documentation including IT systems are maintained in a timely manner.

This post involves rotation between day and night duties.

About us

There are excellent opportunities for further training in stroke and your own personal development. We will support you through in-service training, regular appraisals and group clinical supervision.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an Outstanding rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS Community Trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work within a stroke interdisciplinary rehabilitation team in an inpatient setting operating 7 days a week over 24 hours

To provide high quality specialist rehabilitation to patients following a stroke in the ward, in order to allow patients to achieve their optimal level of independence and maximum rehabilitation potential.

To work collaboratively across the Central Norfolk Integrated Stroke Service to ensure a seamless provision of stroke services across the acute hospital, inpatient rehabilitation and early supported discharge teams.

To conduct the assessment, implementation, evaluation of evidence based treatment programs for patients following a stroke, who may have a range of impairments and complex health needs.

Contribute to service development and data collection within Central Norfolk Integrated Stroke Services.

Person Specification



  • Current NMC registration level 1



  • Varied clinical experience
  • Clinical assessment
  • Previous experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • General rehabilitation


  • Previous experience of working within a stroke rehabilitation environment

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge


  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues other disciplines patients, relatives and carers.
  • Ability to prioritise workload organising and delegating effectively.
  • Evidence of own development
  • Observation and reporting skills
  • Knowledge of the role of other members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to deal with distressing and emotionally difficult situations.
  • Knowledge of current nursing practise and issues.
  • IT knowledge
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


  • Understanding of clinical governance. o
  • Knowledge of current stroke specific nursing issues.
  • Knowledge of standardized assessment and outcome measures used in stroke rehabilitation.

Personal Attributes / Behaviours


  • Able to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Able to maintain high professional and personal standards.
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Committed to team and personal development.

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

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


Norwich Community Hospital

Bowthorpe Road



Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Bianca Bailey


Date posted

27 October 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 5


£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number


Job locations

Norwich Community Hospital

Bowthorpe Road



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