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Community Stroke Nurse

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
South Petherton
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
28 Nov 2023
We are recruiting for a registered nurse to work within our Stroke team at South Petherton Hospital! Experience with caring for those recovering from a stroke would be advantageous but is not essential, as you will be fully supported within this role.

The Early Supported Discharge Stroke Team enables accelerated discharge of stroke patients and acquired brain injury patients usually to their own home or normal place of residence from district or community hospitals.

You'll be responsible for the assessment of patient care needs, as well as the development, implementation and evaluation of treatment plans.

We're a multidisciplinary team, so you'll be working closely alongside other professionals to ensure the highest quality of nursing care and communication.

If you are seeking a new challenge, where you'll have the scope to practice autonomously and develop as a nurse, we would love to hear from you!
  • Work with patients undertaking rehabilitation programmes to support and encourage them to achieve their optimum level of independence and quality of life as directed by team therapists/nurses.

Main duties of the job

You'll be using a range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools (e.g., explanation, negotiation, motivation) to communicate effectively with patients to implement rehabilitation and treatment programmes. This will include patients who may have difficulties in understanding or communicating.

Key relationships
  • General Practitioners
  • District Nurses
  • Community Hospital Nurses
  • Early Supported Discharge for Stroke team
  • Acute Trusts
  • Patient / Carers
  • Specialist Nurses
  • Practice Nurses
  • Stroke Service Manager

Other care staff including those from other agencies, e.g., social services, community nurses, care agencies, as part of clinical work.

This role will require the nurse to practice autonomously, with support of Band 6 Nurses. Make decisions under their own initiative using professional judgement and drawing on their clinical expertise

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression, and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a detailed outline of the role and main responsibilities, please see job description attached to this vacancy. Informal visits/chats are welcomed! Please contact Angela on the details below to arrange.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with valid registration and NMC PIN number


  • Teaching qualification
  • Mentoring qualification



  • 1-2 years working in a stroke environment in community, stroke rehabilitation unit or acute ward.
  • 1-2 years working in a community nursing environment.

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


South Petherton Community Hospital

Bernard Way

South Petherton

TA13 5EF

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