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Registered Nurse - Stroke & Neurology + 7% RRP

£21,909 - £28,462 /Year

Job Description

At Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust we value our staff and are committed to their development.

We are one of the largest Trusts in the country, with a turnover of £480 million. We employ more than 8,000 staff, and provide specialist, personalised care to a population of more than 600,000 people.

Staff Nurse in Stroke and Neurology (Gloucester)

Salary: £23,210 to £30,152 (inc. 7% RRP)

We are committed to providing the best working environment for our staff, and we’re investing in our frontline nursing staff by offering an attractive Recruitment and Retention Premium. Our Stroke and Neurology nursing staff will now receive an additional 7% payment in every pay packet, worth up to £164 each month.

We have three specialist Stroke and Neurology wards in Gloucester, with a robust nursing team which works closely with the multi-disciplinary team to provide effective, individual nursing care.

About our wards:

  • Ward 6a is a 28-bedded ward which specialises in the rehabilitation and care of patients who have suffered from a stroke.
  • Ward 6b is a 23-bedded acute stroke unit which also delivers a thrombolysis service.
  • Ward 8a is a 30-bedded medical ward which cares for patients who have had a stroke, brain injury, or other neurological condition.

We are committed to continuing professional development of our staff and as part of our General and Old Age Medicine workforce you will have excellent opportunities to specialise in many different areas such as palliative care, dementia care, and complex discharge planning. Additionally, we have developed an academic pathway with the University of Gloucestershire to enhance your existing knowledge and understanding of care for the older person which will be available to you on appointment to this post.

Our common goal is to achieve the best possible outcomes and experiences for our patients and our staff, in line with our Trust vision of best care for everyone. The Care Quality Commission commended our staff by stating that the patients on our medical wards were treated with compassion and respect, and we are looking for nurses with those same qualities to continue to deliver the great care that we strive to provide every day. We aim to recruit the best staff and that is why we have taken the bold decision to award a Recruitment and Retention Premium for our nursing staff within Stroke and Neurology, paying 7% on top of your basic salary (up to £1,972 per annum).

Want to know more?
See the attached documents for more information on the RRP. We welcome informal enquiries, please contact Matron Sandra Attwood on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Please note that this vacancy may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if you are interested. We will endeavour to contact all applicants within four weeks, but if you do not hear from us, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful this time.

Committed to safeguarding our community

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team at ( Email address removed )

Committed to supporting service personnel

As part of our commitment to support Service Personnel, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with the Career Transition Partnership, offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for all qualifying Service and Ex-Service Personnel. To qualify for a guaranteed interview, candidates must meet the essential criteria for the post and be either a current member of the Armed Forces, or be within the two year period of resettlement. If this applies to you please email the job reference number and your AR number to the Recruitment Team at ( Email address removed )

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