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Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
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Musgrove Park Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum
27/10/2019 23:59

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Staff Nurse – Stroke Pathway (Rotational)

Band 5

Are you a Registered Nurse that isn’t ready to settle in one environment?

Want to gain experience in 3 different roles with only one employer?

We are looking for a Nurse who recognises the value of this unique experience and, as you progress through your rotational programme, will be able to put new skills into practice daily and share these with colleagues.

What’s the role?

We have created an excellent opportunity for a Registered Nurse to take part in a 2-year programme, rotating into 3 different areas within stroke. You’ll become an expert on the stroke pathway and at the end of the programme, you can choose where you’d like to specialise or move on to another rotation.

This is a full-time position that allows you to gain experience in 3 different settings within the stroke pathway. During this rotational experience your clinical knowledge base will grow as well as deep insight into the patient's journey; having had the opportunity to support patients from the hospital to the community and back into their homes.

Starting with Dunkery Ward at Musgrove Park Hospital, you will look after acutely unwell patients admitted to the hospital with a stroke. The ward is a 23 bedded unit, including 4 beds in the Hyper-acute Stroke Unit. We are also part of the national stroke research network.

You will then move into a community hospital setting, working closely with the patients to aid their rehabilitation and see them return to their own homes. Here we have a positive and pro-active approach to the Home First Initiative, working hard to ensure that the patient’s experience in the community hospitals is both short and pleasant.

Your final part of the rotation will be with the award-winning Early Supported Discharge (ESD) Team.  This county-wide service helps patients who have suffered stroke or brain injury to leave hospital more quickly by providing them with essential rehabilitation at home.

Who are you?

  • Are you a dynamic Registered Nurse looking for true variety and a unique rotational programme?
  • Hoping to gain deeper insight into the patient's journey from the hospital to the community and back into their homes?
  • Thinking of specialising in the stroke pathway?
  • Or not ready to settle for just one clinical setting?

Then look no further!

Who are we?

Here at Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Somerset Partnership, we are really proud of our colleagues and their amazing achievements. Musgrove Park Hospital recognises the value and contributions that our staff provides to patient care. We truly value all our people and their extraordinary commitment to our patients and our organisation - together, we are dedicated to working as one team to make a difference to people's lives. We are keen to employ people who share the same vision and values as us. As an employer, we know that our staff are our truly greatest asset and we are committed to supporting them to achieve a rewarding and satisfying career. As we move into an alliance with Somerset Partnership, there will be wider opportunities for you to grow and develop your career with us across multiple settings.

Whether it’s our gorgeous countryside, buzzing towns or friendly attitudes, you’ll fall in love with Somerset and all the people that live here. Considering relocation? Please get in contact with our Recruitment team on 01278 432008 to discuss your options further and how we can support you.

We would welcome informal telephone/ email enquiries and visits to the Service.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Chantal Baker (Senior Matron for Acute medicine) on 01823 342384 /