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Nurse Practitioner (Stroke)

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Stroke Nurse Practitioner to join the Stroke Team within the Neurology Department. The post will be based on internal rotations including day shifts, night shifts and will be in support of the Hyper Acute Pathway.

The successful candidates will be motivated, forward thinking individuals who will support nursing and medical colleagues in the treatment and assessment of people who have stroke. They will work at the single point of entry for stroke which is the Neuro Assessment Unit, and the Hyper Acute Stroke unit. You will work in a team of other Stroke Nurse Practitioners, and you will be expected to provide professional and clinical leadership for the Stroke Pathway.

Sheffield became a Regional Stroke Unit in July 2019, taking patients for emergency stroke care from Both Rotherham, and Barnsley. Stroke care is closely linked to research where evidence-based care is at the heart of the delivery of care, we have a vibrant team with a forward-looking outlook. We enjoy a challenge and support the evolution of the stroke pathway to ensure all patients receive the highest quality care.

Main duties of the job

Fully participate in the leadership and the delivery of high-quality patient care within the Head and Neck Care Group.

Be a skilled practitioner in Hyper Acute Stroke care delivery.

Provide clinical expertise in supporting the delivery of high standards of nursing care for patients within the Stroke pathway.

Work collaboratively with the multi professional team to develop and maintain a quality service for patients within the speciality.

Provide expert clinical nursing, education, and advice in all aspects of the acute stroke.

Facilitate an improvement in the quality of health and outcome of care to this client group.

About us

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has a history of high quality care, clinical excellence and innovation in medical research.

We strive to promote a culture of continuous quality improvement and encourage our staff to innovate and adopt best practice in order to deliver the highest standard of care to our patients.

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • Relevant post registration experience at Band 5 or above.
  • Highly specialist knowledge in Stroke nursing, underpinned by theory and experience
  • Experience of multi professional working
  • Experience of teaching


  • Research and development activity.
  • Clinical expertise in the specific role.
  • Experience running and managing nurse led clinics independently.



  • First level Registered Nurse - current registration
  • Degree or study related to Stroke at level 6.
  • Up to date knowledge of professional issues.
  • IT literate.


  • Demonstrate professional development post-registration
  • Evidence of mandatory training updates.
  • APAC's.
  • Non-medical prescribing.
  • Teaching
  • Relevant academic module for Stroke.

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Glossop Road


S10 2JF

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