Stroke Specialist Nurse

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata/ per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The Stroke Specialist Nurse (SSN) will work across 7 days on a rotational basis, as a key member of the ICSS Team to ensure all patients in a defined area who have had a stroke, or TIA have access to specialist assessment and associated care.

Service Aims:
  • Improve management and assessment of risk factors for patients with stroke/TIA
  • Improvement of long-term care for patients with stroke/TIA management
  • Early identification and management of stroke related complications
  • Reduce acute admissions
  • Improving access to other services
  • Providing advice and signposting to counselling

The SSN will monitor progress, provide follow up and risk assessment, recognise new symptoms related to stroke (and refer to specialties as necessary) and continue to provide ongoing advice and support in relation to stroke, and TIA.

Main duties of the job

  • Manage a caseload of appropriate clients, planning and co-ordinating own and team day to day work load in collaboration with the needs of patients, carers and the wider service
  • Mentor students allocated to the team and teach on pre and post registration courses
  • Participate in community and inpatient based patient/carer/family education and support programme
  • To provide clinical support to the senior SSN\s within the Locality Team
  • To undertake interdisciplinary working alongside members of the ICSS team
  • To participate in TIA clinics or TIA Clinic as required
  • To provide follow up, either at home or in a clinic setting, for stroke and TIA patients as deemed appropriate by the Locality Team lead
  • To provide patient and carer education and support
  • To assess and deliver care and support/information/advice to stroke and TIA patients under the direction of the Locality Team lead
  • Participate in projects in support of the Countywide Team Lead
  • Support the development of service guidelines, policies and procedures
  • Maintain up to date client records in a timely and accurate manner using the IT system as required by the organisation
  • Complete own GP and referral letters in a timely manner using agreed letter templates
  • Enter clinical activity on the IT system as required by the organisation
  • Complete SSNAP data capture forms and send to the administration team ready for uploading in a timely manner
  • Accurate, complete and up to date entry of patient and activity data onto trust systems

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification



  • Mentorship qualification or willingness to undertake
  • 2 years professional registration in adult nursing
  • Experience of working with stroke patients as part or all of caseload
  • Organisational skills and ability to work to a deadline
  • Professional attitude, incorporating tact, diplomacy, empathy and reliability and credibility


  • Sound knowledge of IT applications and medical systems eg PAS, MAXIMS, RIO
  • Previous participation in care planning and goal setting for complex patients
  • Experience of working as a self-directed practitioner with responsibility for managing own caseload



  • Current professional registration - NMC,
  • Professional qualification - RGN
  • Degree / diploma
  • Post Registration training in stroke or willingness to undertake

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