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Staff Nurse - Stroke Unit

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2023
Our stroke services are growing- including the much-anticipated opening of a Hyper Acute Stroke Unit.

We are looking for a staff nurse to join us on this amazing journey of expansion and growth, bringing new opportunities to the stroke unit.

This post is Maternity Cover for 12 month secondment period.

The stroke unit boasts the most friendly and welcoming team atmosphere with fantastic opportunities to progress your career.

The 24 bedded Acute Stroke Unit cares for patients requiring close monitoring and observation, encompassing acute care skills, following thrombolysis and repatriation following specialist intervention such as thrombectomy as well as patients requiring rehabilitation needs.

You would be joining us at such an exciting time in an area that will give you the chance to quickly expand your knowledge in a fast paced but supportive environment. There are so many reasons to join us.

In this role you will have the opportunity to develop significant expertise with discharge pathways and the associated complexities working as part of the wider integrated multidisciplinary team. This role can be an incredible step in your nursing career as we begin work toward becoming a centre of excellence.

Main duties of the job

In this rotational role you will join a dynamic and evolving team that
  • Embraces new ways of working
  • Supports vulnerable and dependent clients during the acute phase and the relevant recovery/rehabilitation pathways.
  • Acts as an advocate for your patients

In return we can offer you incredible training, and we are happy to consider any requests for a variety of flexible working patterns which will reviewed regularly, to ensure the wellbeing of our staff and our service.

If you are interested please complete the application and we would welcome you to come and meet the team with a tour of our wonderful ward.

About us

Working in the stroke team you will
  • Have access to continuous stroke specific teaching days & ad hoc specialist training
  • An amazing team atmosphere including ongoing social team activities including Christmas & summer & Fundraising activities, a bi-weekly newsletter & Stroke Shout Out board (to celebrate the team)
  • A supportive environment with a focus on Health and Wellbeing include a H& W coach on the department.

At DCHFT, we pride ourselves on the care we provide for our patients, and on the culture, we are creating for our staff. We work hard to create a fair, inclusive environment for our staff.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them, and our vision is Dorset County Hospital, working with our health and social care partners, will be at the heart of improving the well-being of our communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity, and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

As a trust we also support a number of overseas applicants into UK based roles.

To be considered, you will need to currently be in the NMC UK registration process, and have completed your ILETS and CBT please contact our recruitment team ( rather than completing an application.

Unfortunately if you are in the very early stages of your UK NMC application we are unable to recruit you at this time, but if you are happy to share details with our recruitment partner please email

Our DCHFT Job Description and Person Specification (attached) tells you all about this role, what to expect and what is needed to succeed. When completing your application please make sure to tell us how your experience and skills fit the person specification.

Please contact us at if you are unable to view or download the attachment.

For all our roles, we are looking for staff who hold our Trust Values of Integrity, Respect Teamwork and Excellence, and who are passionate about providing the best patient care. To read more about our Trust and our Values search Dorset County Hospital online.

Person Specification

Education, Qualification and Training


  • Registered Nurse with NMC Pin
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Teaching Qualification


  • Evidence of ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, patients and visitors.
  • Evidence of ability to manage time effectively.
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its requirements.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality.
  • Evidence of an interest in stroke care and stroke management.

Skills and Abilities


  • Evidence of ability to practice as a proficient practitioner.


  • Knowledge of Clinical Audit

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Stroke Unit



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