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Nurse Consultant - Stroke Services

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
3 Mar 2024

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
The Nurse Consultant for Stroke services will lead the development of patient-focused, evidence-based practice, setting, maintaining, and developing professional standards for multi-professional practice to patients with strokes across the Trust services. This will include ensuring robust risk assessment and risk management processes are embedded in practice.

Work across professional and organisational boundaries, developing specialist knowledge underpinned by theory and practice, undertake advanced level assessment, and initiate clinical interventions in order to address complex needs for patients with strokes who have on-going physical health needs.

Main duties of the job

Work as an autonomous practitioner providing clinical leadership through the development and delivery of the highest level of clinical practice, and provide expert nursing through direct care, consultancy, and clinical supervision of others.

Lead the development and implementation of patient-focused clinical pathways, ensuring evidence-based care is embedded within practice, incorporating any national guidance or policies, and benchmarking Trust services against the standards set out within Government documents and national strategies.

Develop and maintain strong working relationships with a wide range of statutory, voluntary and community organisations, and lead and participate in the work of interdisciplinary and multiagency groups.

Promote excellent in professional practice, contributing and leading on quality improvement, patient safety and clinical assurance by leading, engaging and facilitating teams of staff to deliver high standards of evidence-based care. This will include balancing the challenges of providing high quality, safe services, with excellent outcomes in a way that delivers efficiencies and meets the needs and expectations of patients, carers, and the public.

About us

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled experienced registered nurse to join the stroke service and work in collaboration with divisional colleagues and external partners to support the patient experience and improve pathways and safety for our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Lead on improving quality and outcomes for people who have had a stroke, ensuring the delivery of operational and performance management is in line with Trust standards of care and National targets/agendas.
  • Be a subject matter expert who provides clinical leadership with excellent communication systems in place internally, externally on a local, regional, and national platform.
  • Demonstrate values which respect service users choice working alongside them and their carers to ensure they are at the centre of care planning.
  • Specifically, lead on quality and service improvement through clinical audit and monitoring of quality indicators and outcomes.
  • Play an active role in assisting the Trust to comply with national and local standards, providing assurances to the Board where necessary.
  • Work in partnership with both clinical and non-clinical colleagues and key stakeholders, including the Trusts commissioners and partner organisations, to ensure that a joined up and seamless approach to care.

Person Specification



  • Registered Learning Disability Nurse (RNLD)
  • Recognised mentorship/educator/assessor qualification
  • Degree level or equivalent qualification/equivalent level of experience
  • Leadership/management qualification/or equivalent level of experience
  • Evidence of post registration studies


  • Masters level qualification or have the relevant skills/experience/knowledge
  • Root cause analysis training



  • Highly Experienced clinician specialising in learning disability
  • Experience of working across organisational boundaries in the development and provision of services
  • Evidence of effective leadership and developmental work.
  • Evidence of effective facilitation of change management
  • Evidence of significant contribution to clinical developments
  • Experience of providing education to multi-specialty and multi-professional groups
  • Evidence of applying research in practice
  • Experience of audit and quality improvement processes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of current issues and best practice in learning disability care in Acute Trust settings
  • n depth knowledge of clinical/social/political drivers of change linked to learning disabilities
  • Up to date professional knowledge and demonstrable personal development
  • Commitment to clinical audit, research and evidence-based practice
  • Awareness and understanding of national policy concerning patient care and developments with the NHS including current CQC inspection standards.
  • Knowledge of the role of partner organisations
  • IT and computer literacy and ability to use NHS systems


  • Participation in national forums and groups
  • National and regional influence/presenting at conferences
  • Ability to undertake critical analysis of complex policy information and synthesise into an accessible and applicable format



  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to liaise at all levels
  • Ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines whilst paying attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure, self-motivating and ability to motivate others
  • Ability to foster multi-professional working across multi-disciplinary specialties
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Education and Training skills
  • Works actively, systematically and collaboratively with others to identify service efficiency and quality and improvements, assess options and risks, reach decisions, develop plans for achievement, implement and evaluate
  • Promotes the building of effective teams and collaboration between teams and other services
  • Ensures personal, professional behaviour and integrity at all times
  • Involves others in problem analysis and the identification of solutions, where possible enabling individuals or teams to find their own solutions
  • Enables staff to meet their personal development objectives and apply their knowledge and skills
  • Able to deal effectively with challenging or sensitive staff issues, e.g. performance, within Trust processes and legislative frameworks
  • Challenge and addresses conflict, especially where this is impacting on service delivery and standards. Contributes positively to finding solutions to conflict
  • Able to use a range of management styles as appropriate, including a coaching style
  • Challenges systems or people who do not show respect for diversity


  • Ability to write high quality reports to support business planning, following incident investigations, or for board assurance purposes

Employer details

Employer name

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust


Huddersfield Royal infirmary

Acre Street Lindley



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