As the refurbishment work on the buildings being used to accommodate a brand new Spinal Cord Injury Support Unit at Holton Lee, we are now recruiting for key roles.

An exciting development opportunity has arisen for an experienced Registered Nurse to lead on the clinical aspects of assessment, care, support and discharge planning for Spinal Cord Injured Individuals at Livability’s new innovative SCI service in Dorset.

You will assist the Registered Manager in the set–up and on-going management of the overall service, recruitment, induction and education of the whole team within the centre and have ongoing responsibility for line management of nursing and care support staff in the new 13 bed Centre.

The Centre is located in the heart of Livability Holton Lee – a wellbeing discovery centre set in 350 acres of beautiful Dorset countryside that provides people of all abilities opportunities to develop physical, spiritual and mental well being.

During time limited stays at the Livability SCI Support Centre, the aim is to maintain and enhance wellbeing, independence and life opportunities for people with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).

With a focus on equipping people with SCI to manage life back home in their community the service will support people to:

• Maintain and further improve health and functional outcomes
• Access appropriate housing
• Engage in meaningful recreational activities both on site and in their own local area
• Engage in vocational opportunities and transition back to employment where possible
• Re-adjust psychologically, socially and economically to the effects of their Spinal Cord Injury.

The service will be provided in a domestic style, person-centred atmosphere. It will allow Service Visitors to explore the limits and possibilities of their situation in a safe and stimulating environment. Features include fully accessible single en-suite rooms, an independence kitchen, indoor therapy space together with vocational and recreational opportunities on and off the site.

If you are wish to play a leading part in this new and innovative development for people with SCI and would like further information about the job and role please contact Imelda Weir or please visit Livability website,
and complete the application online.

Closing date: Thursday, 5th January 2017, 3pm
Interview date: W/C Monday, 9th January 2017

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