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Stroke Rehab Unit
Band 5
6 months (fixed term for six months)
Part time - 24 hours per week (Early, late, long days and night covering week days and nights, weekends and bank holidays)
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Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Salford Royal Main Site
£28,407 - £34,581 per annum pro rata
Salary period
17/04/2024 23:59

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Qualified Nurse - Stroke Rehab Unit

Band 5

Job overview

Stroke Rehabilitation Unit (SRU) is a sixteen bedded unit for Salford residents who have been admitted for rehab following an acute stroke. We take patients who are forty-eight hours post stroke for rehabilitation and management of medical problems, as patients are often medically unwell in addition to their rehabilitation needs, for example with nasogastric feeding, pneumonias, cardiac problems, and psychological problems which are all common after a stroke. We have a wide range of patients with differing impairments following their stroke, from people at the end of their life to people looking to return to work and driving again. We aim for a ‘total rehabilitation’ approach with each contact from staff working towards increasing their level of independence and working towards patient centred goals. Patients are discharged back into their own home often with a package of care, into residential or nursing homes or supported living. On discharge patients can be supported by community rehabilitation teams, district nurses, bladder, and bowel services and stroke services.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Staff Nurse to join the team. You will be supported within the role with on-going training which includes a Preceptorship Program, Stroke Foundation Program, Stroke Study Day, and completion of specific stroke competencies. You also have opportunity to Rotate within stroke services or within the division to develop knowledge.

You will need to be able to demonstrate:

  •  Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills.
  • Aspire to deliver excellent standards of care
  • Work collaboratively with all members of the MDT
  • Deliver patient centered care with dignity and respect
  • Demonstrate a high level of compassion for patients and those that matter to the patient.

You will be supported in gaining skills in

  • ECG monitoring
  • Bladder scanning
  • Venepuncture
  • Cannulation
  • End of life care
  • Therapeutic manual handling

Working for our organisation

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we’re always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care, appreciate and inspire – to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

We are currently in process of updating our values. For the latest information around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers website

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please note an NMC PRN PIN is not a full NMC PIN and would not fulfil the essential criteria for this role.

This vacancy is open to those who have a current NMC PIN to practice as an Registered Nurse or Midwife in the UK, or those who are currently enrolled on a course which means they expect to receive their full NMC PIN within the next 3 months.                                                                                                                                 

The NCA can no longer accept applications from International Nurses and Midwives who are yet to complete all competencies needed to receive a full NMC PIN to practice in the UK as we have paused our OSCE programme indefinitely. To learn more about how you can gain a full NMC PIN to be eligible to apply for our vacancies in the future, please see the NMC website:

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

Person specification

Registration & Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • NMC Registration
Desirable criteria
  • Degree in nursing studies

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of involvement in teaching and mentoring learners
  • Evidence of CPD
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of supervision
  • Post registration experience

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Janet Collins
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
0161 206 1973
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