Community Stroke Support Worker - Bodmin

Main area
Band 3
Part time - 27 hours per week (May include 7 day working)
Job ref
Bodmin Health Office
£22,816 - £24,336 Pro rata
Salary period
02/10/2023 23:59

Job overview

This post holder will be expected to work with patients, their family and carers in the community, in patients own homes, including residential and nursing homes, in clinic and group settings and via telephone and digital media as required.

  • The main purpose for this post is in the provision of 6 month post stroke follow up for patients on the caseload of the integrated community stroke service (ICSS) team. They will also support team members in the delivery of groups activities, carry out the physical monitoring (Blood Pressure, ECG, Venepuncture etc) of patients under the direction of the wider team.
  • There may be a requirement to provide occasional cover for the TIA Clinic Health Care Assistant
  • The post holder will be rostered to provide a 7 day a week service to community patients with a diagnosis of stroke or TIA
  • The Stroke Support workers within each locality team will form a part of the Integrated Community Stroke Service Team

Main duties of the job

Working as part of an interdisciplinary team, to facilitate the review, monitoring and education of stroke patients.

To work under the guidance and clinical supervision of the locality team within the countywide Integrated Community Stroke Service Team

The post holder must be able to provide, receive and feedback routine information which requires tact and persuasive skills.

Use an approach that engages patients holistically to encourage and support them in their secondary prevention and risk management plan

Actively work towards completion of work-based Stroke support worker competencies.

Actively participate in own wider learning, including clinical supervision and peer supervision sessions.

To follow up patients at around six months post stroke which will include:

  1. a) using the appropriate proforma to guide the appointment
  2. b) provide secondary prevention advice as required,
  3. c) carry out HCA Level physical monitoring as required (BP, manual pulse, kardia recording, ECG, venepuncture, fitting of ambulatory BP monitor, MUST Scores etc)
  1. d) Documentation of assessment and completion of National Data requirements (SSNAP)
  2. e) Handover of care back to GP with clear actions for future monitoring

Working for our organisation

We’re an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people’s physical and mental health.  We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability. 

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK. 

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff. 

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases.  Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner. 

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon.  As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see ‘supporting documents’.  

Person specification

Application form and interview

Essential criteria
  • NVQ 3 or equivalent experience in a range of subjects relevant to rehabilitation/ health and social care
  • Completion of or willingness to complete the Stroke Support Worker Course
  • Ability to work independently and alone
Desirable criteria
  • Enhanced communication skills, including supported communication

Appication form and interview

Essential criteria
  • NVQ 3 or equivalent experience in a range of subjects relevant to rehabilitation/ health and social care
  • Completion of or willingness to complete the Stroke Support Worker Course
  • Ability to work independently and alone
Desirable criteria
  • Enhanced communication skills, including supported communication

At Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust we are proud to prioritise the development of our people. To support this, the following opportunities are available:

  • Career conversations and individual development plans for succession planning and talent management
  • Protected CPD time for registered staff
  • Access to a dedicated central development fund supporting CPD for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • A full clinical induction programme for operational skills
  • Access to a care certificate programme for our band 1-4 clinical staff
  • A bespoke and robust preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
  • Individual professional development programmes

Being part of a successful NHS Foundation Trust brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

  • Suite of health and wellbeing initiatives to support our colleagues physical and mental health
  • Free access to individual HARP portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff
  • Free DBS checks where required
  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • The Trust reimburses all application costs for staff eligible to apply for EU settlement status.

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via email regarding interview details.

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust welcomes and values individuals with lived experience of mental or physical ill health joining our workforce. We aspire to have a culture that develops, promotes and supports lived experience roles - throughout the organisation.

If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01208 834644

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Further details / informal visits contact

Helen Dale-Sleeman
Job title
East Team Lead
Email address
Telephone number
01209 318120
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