Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to.
The role of the Lead Stroke Nurse will be to manage and develop a team of local Stroke Nurses who are responsible for facilitating a smooth transition from hospital back into the community, for people who have had a stroke and their families. The Lead Stroke Nurse will have both a managerial and clinical role in the delivery of the service. The clinical aspect of this role will be community based and involves providing specialist advice and support to people and families who have had a recent stroke or TIA.
Candidates must have a first level nursing qualification, with 4 years post registration experience in a stroke care setting and have evidence of continued professional development, including a full UK driving licence and access to a car. Individuals should also be able to demonstrate an ability to work under pressure, have excellent communication and organisational skills, as well as good leadership skills, with a supportive management style. It is also essential, that candidates have a person centered approach, to support embracing the principles of enabling and empowerment.
CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, health insurance, Childcare vouchers, employee welfare support and life assurance.