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Stroke Rehabilitation Practice Facilitator

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

Are you an AHP or Nurse passionate about stroke and rehabilitation? Are you keen to be part of an exciting project with potential to transform the stroke pathway and outcomes for stroke survivors?  If so, this might be the post for you. Be invested in, supported and given the opportunities to further develop specialist skills you need to succeed in your role and progress your career, within an innovative Trust with research active teams. 

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

Devon Integrated Care System has been awarded Stroke Catalyst Funding by NHSE to test new models of care across the Stroke Rehabilitation Pathways across Devon. This project aims to improve the interface between the community stroke teams and the short-term care services, delivered by health and social care teams, to optimise packages of care and maximise patient outcomes and experience. 

The posts will be hosted by Royal Devon, but will be based within one of four local community stroke teams (Northern Devon, Eastern Devon, Torbay and Plymouth).  The post-holders will work collectively, and alongside stakeholders, to develop a regional stroke competency-based training programme, to deliver to carers working within the short-term care services.  You will be an integral part of the local community stroke team, and be the link practitioner with the short-term care services.  Part of the role will involve having oversight of all stroke patients leaving hospital within your locality, who have a new or uplifted formal package of care, and work collaboratively with the care services to jointly review patients, inform and implement care plans, and maximise opportunities to use technology enabled care.  Alongside a rehabilitation support worker, you will work directly with care teams to embed the learning from the education programme, with ‘hands-on’ training to enhance enabling/rehabilitation opportunities during care visits, so as to maximise patient recovery and independence.    

Opportunities within the role:

·         Gain leadership skills

·         Develop service development and evaluation skills

·         Mentoring junior team members and care staff

·         Working across organisational boundaries

·         Co-designing staff training programmes

·         Present project work at regional and national forums

Training and development opportunities are in high supply here, whether you are interested in clinical or leadership development courses we'll support you in finding the best way to grow. We actively encourage CPD and you will have an opportunity to spend time with our range of specialists as part of your CPD.

Innovation is central to the stroke and neuro-rehabilitation services at the Royal Devon, demonstrated by the implementation of several new initiatives and the development of non-traditional roles in recent years including a Research and Innovation Lead, Consultant AHPs, ACP and FCP roles.

Working Pattern: 37.5 and 22.5 hours per week. A healthy work-life balance is essential, and Devon is a great place to enjoy it. Full and part-time working will be considered and we have a flexible working policy that we are happy to discuss to establish suitable options for you and the department.

Interview Date: Monday19th June 2023

For further information please contact Emma Cork, Consultant AHP

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months. For current NHS employees this post could be a secondment opportunity.

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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