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Registered Nurse - Qualified & Newly Qualified

Job Description

Applications are invited from all interested parties.


Band: 5

Salary: £21,909 - £28,462 pro rata pa

Hours: Full time and part time hours available

Location: Cirencester Hospital

Suitable for Newly Qualified

Cirencester Hospital is located on the outskirts of the town. Our services include: inpatient medical care on three wards with 24 hour medical cover; 24 hour Minor Injury Unit; Day Case Unit run by UK Specialist Hospitals for NHS patients; Endoscopy Department; Outpatient and x-ray facility; Assessment and Rehabilitation Unit housing Occupational Therapy team and Physiotherapists plus a gym for treatment. Cirencester also has a restaurant which serves hot food at lunchtime and offers food and drink vending 24 hours a day, gardens, a small hospital shop and an onsite multi-denominational chapel.

Whether you are newly qualified or an experienced Band 5, you will have plenty of opportunity to learn new skills and further you’re career in a truly unique setting here at Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust.

You see what makes us unique, apart from being based in beautiful Gloucestershire, is that we’re also one of the first Trusts to offer a truly integrated service. What that means is our nurses’ work as one with occupational therapists, social workers, physiotherapists, reablement workers and urgent care practitioners to deliver the highest quality care to our patients. It means our patients and their family are given all of the solutions available to them under one umbrella service. As a nurse led hospital this means you will have greater autonomy and ultimately gain more job satisfaction by giving the best patient service. You will be working to agreed pathways, i.e. discharge, end of life and frail older person.

We understand that moving to a new hospital can feel quite overwhelming, so as a newly qualified nurse you would also be assigned a preceptor, this person will help you find your feet, show you how we work and ensure you are able to perform your job to the best of your ability during the first few months of being a Community Hospital Nurse.

Working as part of our team at Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust in a community hospital setting, you will have a better and closer relationship with your patients and you will get more time to spend with them. You’ll have greater support to deliver the service you know is right, plus the way we work enables you to have a manageable yet diverse workload, so you’ll find it interesting yet enjoyable. If you join us, you will notice quickly that professional development and a preceptorship programme is high on the agenda and opportunities are available to gain experience in a community setting and in other services we offer should you be interested.

We welcome applications from RMHN on condition that you undertake the ‘Multi Professional Common Foundation Programme’ at UWE, within an agreed timeframe. You will be supported by the Nursing and Quality Professional Practice Team.

So, if you love what you do but wish you could work in a way that would be better for you and your patients, working here will be like a breath of fresh Gloucestershire air. We are looking for highly motivated nurses with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who wish to develop their careers in a friendly, local environment and help maintain our high standards of care, you will work as part of a multi- disciplinary team, delivering an excellent quality service to our patients and their families. In return you will get great training and development opportunities, free car parking and the chance to work as part of a truly integrated team.

For an informal discussion please contact Matron Linda Edwards on  ( Phone number removed )  or ( Email address removed )

Reference number 841-16-243-AJ

Closing date: Midnight Monday 24th October 2016

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust has a policy for promoting equal opportunities and is committed to promoting diversity and developing supporting policies. It is also committed to developing a variety of flexible working arrangements, one of which is job sharing.

Candidates are advised to monitor their NHSjobs as initial feedback will be through their account. Interview dates will usually be advised to shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks of the closing date. This is not always the case and so if candidates have not had any feedback from their application, they can call the Recruitment Team on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Subsequent conditional offers of employment will be via NHSjobs followed by comminication via email and hard copy letters.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authorty transfer system to verify service and pay grade.

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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.

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