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Stroke and TIA
Band 7
Part time - 30 hours per week
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University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Royal Bournemouth Hospital
£41,659 - £47,672 per annum, pro rata for part time
Salary period
08/12/2022 23:59

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University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust logo

Stroke Specialist Nurse and Practitioner Team Lead

Band 7

As University Hospitals Dorset we are a three site acute trust with ‘university hospital’ status through our partnership with Bournemouth University, working with an annual budget of £730m.

We offer highly regarded health services, employing some 10,000 staff. Our ambitious £250m estates programme is well on the way to delivering state-of-the-art facilities over the next two years to meet the current and future healthcare needs of the populations we serve.

In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with over seven miles of sandy beaches you’ll find inspirational opportunities to achieve your perfect work/life balance. With the New Forest and the Purbecks on our doorstep, we’re also less than three hours from London by road or train. The thriving towns of Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch give way to idyllic villages and unspoilt landscapes just minutes from our hospitals.

We believe that having a diverse workforce, and allowing people to be themselves, is essential in ensuring we offer an inclusive, welcoming and productive place to work.

We especially welcome applications from minority groups in the community who may be underrepresented in our workforce. 

At UHD our active staff network groups are the Women's Network,  Black Asian Minority Ethnic Group (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Group (LGBTQ+), European (EU), Pro Ability Staff Network, and the Armed Forces Support Group.

As a Trust we are proudly signed up to the Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interview schemes.

Job overview

Are you passionate about high quality Stroke and TIA care?  Are you looking for a new challenge, with the opportunity to build on existing leadership and clinical skills ?

We are looking for an enthusiastic nurse or therapist to lead our Stroke Practitioner & Specialist Nurse Team.  We are seeking someone who is passionate about delivering high quality care to patients & supporting the team to enable this. 

As the successful candidate you will work within a team across Bournemouth & Poole.  TIA clinics are delivered across site & the Stroke Outreach Team assess suspected Stroke patients as they arrive at Bournemouth.  Both services operate over 7 days a week & the Outreach team cover 7am - 10pm. The post holder will have operational responsibility for both aspects of the team, alongside maintaining strong working relationships with partner teams - both inside & outside UHD.  There will also be opportunity for the successful candidate to use their Stroke expertise to work clinically.

We are also looking for someone who can lead the ongoing development of the service alongside the Operational Leads & Stroke Consultants, which is a key part of this role. These developments are in line with national guidelines as well as clinical best practice & will require an innovative approach & working collaboratively with key professionals in the wider team.

The working pattern may include some weekend & bank holiday working. 

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth Hospital & cross site working

Main duties of the job

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert

Working for our organisation

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD.  They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • BSc Hons or Equivalent in Nursing or as AHP
  • Masters Level Study
  • Qualification in Stroke/Neurology
Desirable criteria
  • Module in Advanced Physical Examination
  • Non Medical Prescribing


Essential criteria
  • Leadership experience
  • Recent experience of working in an Acute NHS Stroke service (or similar system)
  • Experience of managing and influencing service development opportunities
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of stroke/TIA clinics
  • Experience of ED/AMU settings

Technical Skills and Competencies

Essential criteria
  • Advanced clinical reasoning
  • Ability to analyse service and needs for improvement
  • Ability to teach and supervise staff
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to take history and complete physical exam
  • Ability to identify need and timeframe for TIA and Stroke interventions


Essential criteria
  • In depth understanding of pathology and features of stroke
  • In depth understanding of pathway of stroke and national guidelines

Interpersonal Skills

Essential criteria
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with patients and colleagues
  • Negotiating and influencing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure with frequent interuptions

Personal Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Highly motivated
  • Flexible and supportive
  • Adaptable

Employer certification / accreditation badges

UHD ValuesApprenticeships logoDisability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mark Valentine or Sara Curtin
Job title
Charge Nurse
Email address
Telephone number
0300 019 4040
Additional information - 0300 019 5504