Registered Nurse - Neurological Rehabilitation

The closing date is 3rd Mar 2024
Anticipated Interview date(s) 11/03/2024 

Job summary

A great opportunity exists for an experienced or newly qualified nurse who has a passion to deliver the best care for our patients on our wards. Patient safety is paramount therefore knowledge of the Nursing Process, healthcare governance, health and safety and infections prevention is required. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual with a passion for rehabilitation and excellent outcomes.

Snowdon is a 14 bedded unit on the Western Community Hospital site, which specialises in the treatment of adults with physical and cognitive impairment following a recent neurological event or a long- term neurological condition.

It is adjacent to the Kite Unit which is a 10 bedded purpose-built unit offering a neuropsychiatric service providing rehabilitation to individuals with a brain injury whose impairments are largely in the cognitive, behavioural, or mental health spectrum. The wards work very closely together to provide seamless care to patients.

As part of Solent's exciting Futures project, our physical rehabilitation wards Lower Brambles and Fanshawe will move across from the RSH Hospital bringing all our rehabilitation wards onto a single site in September 2024 at the Western Community Hospital with a new purpose-built rehabilitation centre of excellence.

Snowdon supports degree, apprentice nursing, AHP and medical students in practice.

Main duties, tasks & skills required

*To meet the needs of patients and their families to achieve improved health outcomes and promote health and wellbeing while demonstrating care, compassion, competence, communication, courage, and commitment. Care is based on comprehensive assessment, ensures continuity and is patient/client centred, culturally sensitive and evidence-based and which promotes independence.

*To develop and maintain a culture of service improvement which promotes quality and safety and striving to do better.

*This is in line with the requirements set out in the NMC code which require all registered nurses to:

Prioritise people; Practice effectively; Preserve safety; Promote professionalism and trust.

About us

At Solent, our teams mirror the communities we serve. The Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging plan fosters authenticity, ensuring every Solent NHS Trust member feels visible, validated, and valued.

The Annual Staff survey positions us among top-performing Community and Mental Health trusts in 3 of 9 themes:

  • Compassion and inclusivity
  • Each voice matters
  • Staff Engagement

Our commitment to enhancing diversity, inclusion, and belonging fosters a strong sense of uniqueness, celebrated among colleagues, contributing to excellent patient outcomes.

We welcome applications from underrepresented communities, offering an informal chat for those uncertain about job fit. Our revamped recruitment process prioritizes inclusivity, aligned with Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interviews.

Join our 7 staff networks:





Multi Faith

Black, Asian, and minority ethnic


Solent supports flexible working, providing a carer's passport. Our award-winning Health and Wellbeing service, including Employment Disability, Neurodivergent, and Menopause support, makes Solent NHS an inclusive workplace.

We promote staff vaccination as the primary defense against Flu and Covid-19. Join us in contributing to outstanding patient outcomes in a diverse and inclusive environment.

Job description

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description* 

Person specification



Nursing or RN currently registered with the NMC.

Practice assessor/supervisor.


Teaching qualification e.g. ENB 998 or equivalent.



Experienced in developing care plans.

Experienced in developing and delivering care and clinical interventions to patients.

Evidence of recent CPD


Experience in MDT working.

Evidence of teaching, training and or supervision.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Professional Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website.

For help with your application, contact: 

Julie Crompton 


Pay scheme

Agenda for Change 


Band 5 


£28407.00  to £34581.00 Yearly



Working pattern

Part-Time, Full-Time, Flexible Working 

Reference number


Job locations

Western Community Hospital 
William Macleod Way 
SO16 4XE 


This vacancy is closed to applications.