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Division of Medicine
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
£31,365 - £37,890 Per Annum Pro Rata
Salary period
24/06/2021 23:59

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Stroke Nurse Practitioner

Band 6


Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of Yorkshire’s leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 444,000 across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and the surrounding areas.

Hosting three main hospital sites and a number of additional services, the Trust is one of only six Teaching Hospitals in Yorkshire and trains 25% of all medical students in the region, in addition to 30% of all other healthcare professional students.

A modern and forward-facing Trust employing over 6,600 members of staff, the hospital provides a full range of local hospital services across Doncaster Royal Infirmary in Doncaster, Bassetlaw Hospital in Worksop, Montagu Hospital in Mexborough. 

In February 2020, the Trust was rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission, an accreditation which applies to the organisation’s four hospital sites.

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Job overview

The post holder will be responsible for supporting the Band 7 Ward Sister, with the prime function of the role being, to provide clinical expertise in supporting the delivery of high standards of nursing care for patients within the HASU/ASU Stroke pathway. In addition the post holder will be expected to contribute to the ward by being part of the team leading a skilled workforce to implement changes that will see an improvement to patient pathways.

Both full and part time hours are available and successful applicants will contribute to the 7day 24 hour s rota. There is full senior support and a structured supervision process in place. As a Band 6, the post holders will play a key role in ongoing service review, development and delivery across the Trust’s Stroke service. There will be opportunities to participate in quality improvement and innovation projects. We have robust CPD and Appraisal processes in place and you will be supported to develop your clinical and non-clinical skills.

Main duties of the job

The Stroke Nurse Practitioners are based on Ward 16 a 24 bedded Stroke in-patient ward at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

We are searching for a dynamic, highly motivated and passionate individual committed to high quality patient care within the stroke setting.  The post holder must have a flexible approach, and being committed to delivering high standards of patient focused care are essential requirements of the post. The post holder will be required to demonstrate professional attributes, including, diversity, dealing with change, and be able to work autonomously and effectively within the multidisciplinary team.

The post will provide an excellent opportunity for a nurse to display excellent clinical and leadership interpersonal and communication skills across the Stroke MDT.

Working for our organisation

We serve a population of over 420,000 people across South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire.

We are an Associate Teaching Hospital of the University of Sheffield and an Associate College of Sheffield Hallam University.

We would welcome the opportunity to meet you informally, to introduce you to our fantastic teams and show you around our Stroke Service and Emergency Department.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We expect that you will be fully dedicated to person-centred care and that you will work collaboratively with our multi-disciplinary teams to ensure that patients receive a tailored management plan which addresses both current issues and proactively looks to prevent potential issues which may arise.

On appointment the successful candidates will be allocated a clinical and educational supervisor, access to eportfolio and will be supported to complete any educational or clinical training for their on-going CPD.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • First level Registered Nurse – current registration
  • Degree or study related to Stroke at level 7
  • Relevant academic module for Stroke
Desirable criteria
  • Research and development activity Clinical expertise in the specific role


Essential criteria
  • Relevant post registration experience at Band 5 or above
  • Highly specialist knowledge in Stroke nursing, underpinned by theory and experience
  • Experience of multi professional working
  • Experience of leading an audit project cycle
Desirable criteria
  • Research and development activity


Essential criteria
  • Ability to deal with highly distressing or emotional circumstances
  • Excellent communication skills including written and presentation
  • Able to accommodate the demands of the post with flexible working as required and good attendance.
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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Joanne Sayles
Job title
Lead ACP
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Telephone number
07717 618608