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B6 CSNRT Nurse Practitioner

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
Are you an experienced Band 5 Nurse or already working at a B6 level and ready to grow and develop your skills within Community Stroke and Neurorehabilitation (CSNRT)?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Nurse Practitioner for 12 months to cover maternity leave to come and join our team and expand your knowledge, skills and expertise in this immensely rewarding area of work. We are a hugely supportive team and place great emphasis on staff wellbeing to enable you to be at your best in work.

CSNRT is all about patient led care and our patients are at the heart of everything that we do!

We are a strong MDT comprising of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapist, Dietitian, Nurses, Psychologists, Therapy Instructors/ Senior Assistants, Social Work, Assistant Practitioners and expert Administrative support.

We are an NCA CAAS Green accredited team, our standards are high. We are always committed to the delivery of high-quality patient centred care - and how we can improve this.

Main duties of the job

Based at St James House, you would contribute to the full scope of CSNRT team assessments, care and treatment provision. This may entail supporting acute discharge planning, assessment, and delivery of nursing care plans in the patient's home, support to and communication about the MDT rehab process, contribution to weekly MDT meetings and facilitation of communication with patients and their families, the wider MDT and other primary care and voluntary sector colleagues.

We have a strong MDT and leadership team and you will be supported by the Lead Nurse and Non-Medical Stroke Nurse Consultant.

As a team, we are always striving to improve within an MDT environment, therefore, ability to work as part of a team, leadership skills and experience of supervising staff/students are essential criteria.

Experience at Band 5 level (or above) with experience of stroke services or neurological experience is essential You will need to be able to demonstrate specialist knowledge in the assessment and treatment of Stroke / Neuro patients insight into the stroke rehabilitation process and an understanding of the National Guidelines / Standards pertinent to Stroke and Neuro conditions

Highly developed communication skills, flexibility, good organisational skills and time management skills are all essential criteria. Basic IT skills are also required. The ability to cover the geographical footprint is essential, usually by provision of own car.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care, appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please note an NMC PRN PIN is not a full NMC PIN and would not fulfil the essential criteria for this role.

This vacancy is open to those who have a current NMC PIN to practice as an Registered Nurse or Midwife in the UK, or those who are currently enrolled on a course which means they expect to receive their full NMC PIN within the next 3 months.

The NCA can no longer accept applications from International Nurses and Midwives who are yet to complete all competencies needed to receivea full NMC PIN to practice in the UK as we have paused our OSCE programme indefinitely. To learn more about how you can gain a full NMC PIN to be eligible to apply for our vacancies in the future, please see the NMC website:

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

We respect the value of difference. So, our aim is to employ people representative of the communities we serve. Regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, trans status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief, all are welcome.

We continually review our recruitment processes to ensure they are supporting us achieving an inclusive and representative team.

We recognise that many people find interviews daunting and the conventional interview approach, of unseen questions, often impacts performance on the day. We are therefore piloting sending interview questions, to candidates, in advance.

This vacancy is within one of our pilot areas therefore if you are invited for interview you will receive your interview questions in advance of your interview date. Feedback on this process will also be requested to help our teams understand and evaluate your recruitment experience.

Person Specification

Qualifications / professional registration


  • Degree or diploma in Nursing
  • NMC registration

Knowledge and experience


  • Significant experience in area of speciality in Stroke or Neuro
  • Significant experience in managing patient caseload either in community, outpatient or inpatient setting
  • Significant experience in MDT working


  • Experience in both Stroke and Neuro speciality
  • Experience of managing risk in acute or community through reference to safeguarding, capacity etc
  • Experience of working in community

Postgraduate training


  • Evidence of CPD in Stroke or Neuro

Supervision of staff and students


  • Evidence of supervision of students
  • Evidence of supervision of staff

Service development


  • Evidence of supporting service development project and outcomes


  • Evidence of awareness of QI
  • Evidence of undertaking audit through full cycle

Community working


  • Evidence of ability to cover geographical footprint

Use of IT systems


  • Ability to utilise IT systems inc word, powerpoint, excel


  • Experience of healthcare systems e.g.electronic patient systems

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


St James House

Pendleton Way



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