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Registered Community Specialist Stroke Nurse Band 6 (Maryport)

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Dec 2023
North Cumbria stroke services are delighted to offer an exciting opportunity to be involved in implementing a new North Cumbria Community Stroke Discharge and Support Team. New developments has meant there is an opportunity to pilot community stroke rehabilitation and support services for all stroke patients leaving acute care in North Cumbria. If you have a passion for stroke rehabilitation and a commitment to working alongside stroke survivors to enable them to have the best possible quality of life after stroke, then this is your dream job!

The community rehabilitation service provides specialist assessment, rehabilitation and advice for patients, families and carers. Emphasis is placed on the provision of a holistic care package tailored to the individuals needs with the aim of developing maximum independence and hence improving quality of life.

Please note that secondments will be considered and the base can be negotiated at the interview stage.

A Band 5 development post would also be considered.

Main duties of the job

  • To work within a stroke interdisciplinary team to provide high quality specialist nursing care to patients following a stroke in their own home/communities, in order to allow patients to achieve their optimal level of independence and maximum rehabilitation potential.
  • To work collaboratively across the North Cumbria Integrated Stroke Service to ensure a seamless provision of stroke services across the acute hospital, inpatient rehabilitation and community teams.
  • To work autonomously, carrying out the assessment, implementation and evaluation of evidence based specialist treatment programs for patients following a stroke, who may have a range of impairments and complex health needs.
  • To provide specialist advice and education to patients, families and carers to ensure those affected by stroke have the appropriate support for recovery and life after stroke.
  • To supervise and support junior staff and students.
  • Contribute to service development and data collection within North Cumbria Integrated Stroke Services.
  • The role will involve travelling across the North Cumbria region as well as utilising technology to offer services virtually

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.

We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies?

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

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Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

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The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27-day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • Level 1 registered nursing qualifications
  • Evidence of continuous professional development to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Post registration qualification in teaching/assessing - NMC mentorship qualification


  • Post Registration qualification in stroke or relevant topic
  • Nurse Prescribing
  • Specialist qualification in Community Nursing or equivalent



  • Ability to use initiative, prioritise effectively
  • Demonstrate evidence to work as part of a team
  • Demonstrate evidence to motivate team/peers and manage change
  • Problem solving skills and critical decision making
  • Leadership


  • Knowledge of changing health agenda and impact for community nursing
  • Operational clinical management of a team
  • Previous experience of working at Band 6 level particularly within neurology and elderly rehabilitation



  • Demonstrable understanding of the extent of the role
  • Broad knowledge base of acute and chronic conditions
  • Understanding of scope of professional practice
  • Understanding of reflective practice and its application
  • Self awareness and appreciation of limitations


  • Knowledge of changing way health services are being planned and delivered
  • Awareness of current changes in the delivery of healthcare and the impact on community services

Skills and Aptitudes


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to delegate effectively
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Enthusiasm and ability to work as part of a team
  • IT skills


  • Post registration clinical skills

Personal Circumstances


  • Able to travel independently
  • Able to work 24/7 and flexibly across a range of in-patient and community settings

Other requirements


  • Promote equality and value diversity (level 3)

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Maryport Victoria Cottage Hospital

Ewanrigg Road


CA15 8EJ

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