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Stroke Service Jobs across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

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Are you looking for a rewarding career in the community where you could make a real difference to the lives of people affected by stroke?

Our Stroke Service works with people as they recover from stroke and receive rehabilitation in the community. This includes:

  • Providing care in our Stroke Sub-Acute Rehab Units (SSARU), which enable people to regain their independence after stroke in a safe and supported environment.
  • Providing care within people’s own homes as part of our Integrated Community Stroke Service (ICSS) at Home team.

The teams are made up of a variety of clinical professionals who specialise in providing evidence-based, multidisciplinary care. This includes registered nurses, therapists and support workers who all work together to deliver the best rehabilitation experience possible to our service users, helping them to work towards their goals, reduce disability and ultimately improve their quality of life after stroke.

Meet our teams

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About our Integrated Community Stroke Service (ICSS) at Home

Following a successful pilot in North Somerset, our new ICSS at Home Service is now rolling out across Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

This service aims to reduce the length of time that people are in hospital by providing high quality home-based rehabilitation, helping individuals achieve their personal goals . We also provide advice and support to reduce the likelihood of further strokes and help people live well as they recover.

The care is provided by a multi-disciplinary team of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, registered nurses, assistant practitioners, rehabilitation support workers and administrators. Our team support people from the day they are discharged from hospital or a rehabilitation unit, for a time period agreed with individuals. Support includes personal care and meal preparation, working side by side with voluntary sector ‘life after stroke’ keyworkers to support service users in the best way possible.

About our Stroke Sub-Acute Rehab Units (SSARU)

Our Sub-Acute Stroke Rehab Units (SSARU) meet the needs of people who are unable to return home immediately after a hospital stay as they need specialist rehabilitation following their stroke. These units consist of 30 beds at South Bristol Community Hospital and a 12 Bedded unit being developed in Weston General Hospital. The units provide a safe environment where individuals who are ‘medically stable’ can receive rehabilitation assessment, along with focused therapy and support from our multidisciplinary team, to support independence before they return home. Once the person arrives home, their stroke care is handed over to our Integrated Community Stroke Service (ICSS) at Home team.

What is it like to live and work here?

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, in the South West of England, are stunning parts of the country and they have great contrasts.

Countryside walks, the seaside, one of the UKs best cities to live in, vibrant culture, diverse communities – just some of the best bits we love about these areas (even on the rainy days!).

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We love Bristol because of its energetic and culturally diverse people. And we’re not the only ones because Bristol has been named as one of the UK’s best places in the Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide in 2022.

Home of the International Balloon Fiesta and infamous street artist, Banksy, you can
immerse yourself in the vibrant arts and culture. Renowned for its urban landscape and quirky, Bohemian feel, Gloucester Road has a variety of places to eat as well as authentic independent shops.

With excellent transport links such as bus routes and cycle paths, it’s convenient to get around – we even have environmentally friendly buses! If you love sports and music, or enjoy a foodie festival, Bristol has a lot to offer – learn about our history and be inspired by our heritage.

North Somerset

Portishead is North Somerset’s second largest town after Weston-super-Mare and is filled
with charm and character. Surrounded by natural beauty, experience the iconic woodland and coastal views.

With beautiful sandy beaches and countryside to explore – it’s a great way to spend quality time together. Discover the stunning scenery or picture the peaceful scenes in North
Somerset’s quaint, rural villages.

We recommend taking a daytrip to the seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare, famous for its donkey rides on the beach and amuse yourself for hours in the arcades. Or why not take a stroll along Clevedon’s famous pier?

Nearby Nailsea is close to the sea, yet right on the doorstep of Bristol’s bustling city life. If you’re looking to travel abroad, Bristol Airport is conveniently situated in North Somerset, just eight miles south of central Bristol, and is easily accessed by car, coach or bus.

South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire is a place of outstanding natural beauty and has much to offer with
its characterful market towns and historic buildings, yet modern and contemporary feel. Picture acres of open green spaces – great for picnics in the park. Or explore the countryside by foot or bicycle and stop for a coffee along the way.

Situated near to Bristol and Bath and just a bridge away from beautiful South Wales, there are plenty of places to relax, socialise and meet new people, within just a few miles. You’ll have the best of both worlds with the city and the countryside close to home.

Or if you’re thinking of planning your next trip - why not leave the car at home? Bristol Parkway train station is easily accessible and offers convenience with a variety of trains frequently servicing the UK.

Want to be part of the team?

Did you know we offer NHS benefits including salary and pension? As an NHS Agenda for Change employer, we recognise continuous and reckonable service from other NHS employers. What this means for you, is to join us, you won’t lose out on accrued reckonable service benefits such as holiday entitlement, occupational sick pay and maternity pay.

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Integrated Community Stroke Service (ICSS) at Home jobs

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (Band 6)

Talk to us

If you have any questions or would like any further information before submitting your application, you can talk to:

Emma Richards, Clinical and Operational Lead (ICSS at Home):

Clare Laney, Access and Flow Lead Bristol (SSARU):

Phillipa Cozens, Specialist Services Manager (ICSS at Home and SSARU):

Interested in learning more?

As we continue to grow, we’re looking for people like you to help us make a real difference to the people and families in our communities.

If you’re looking for a rewarding NHS career in the community, surrounded by beautiful countryside, the coast and vibrant cities nearby, let us help you to discover your potential.

With flexible working and full NHS benefits in return, find out how we can support you to learn, grow and develop each day.

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Hear what our teams say about working here

The great thing about working in the Stroke service is variety in the role, the support given to us by the clinical team and the fact that we create a bespoke, holistic, person-centred service. It’s an excellent opportunity and if you want to [work in] rehabilitation then the Stroke service is the team for you!

Support WorkerNorth Somerset

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