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Community Nurse

Job Reference: 841-19-198-FB

Employer:
Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Department:
Integrated community team - Cheltenham Locality
Location:
Cheltenham
Salary:
£24,214 - £30,112

In September 2017, we announced that our Trust Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and (2gether) were planning to join together. From October 2019, we hope to be one organisation providing integrated community mental health, physical health and learning disabilities services. The new Trust will be called Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

We are already working closely together but the benefits we really want for our communities can best be achieved if we become a single trust, delivering outstanding integrated physical and mental health care.

The aim of the proposed merger is to improve our services and ensure we are providing the most appropriate and seamless information, support and treatment for people with mental health issues, physical health problems or learning disabilities. It will mean we can help people as a ‘whole person’, not just separate conditions or symptoms. As healthcare professionals in the new Trust, you will be able to ensure better outcomes for service users which we know is really important to all clinical, medical and support professionals alike. For colleagues, it will also provide more opportunity to develop and realise your potential.

While our overall name will become Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, services in Herefordshire will be given their own, separate, name, which will be Herefordshire Mental Health and Learning Disability Services.

The details of the merger will be finalised early September and the Trusts hope to be one organisation from 1st October 2019.

Both Trusts are high performing with ‘good’ CQC ratings and strong financial foundations.


Senior Community Nurse

Band: 5

Hours: Full or part time hours available

Contract: Permanent

Flexible working patterns will be considered so long as the service can support the request)

Base: Cheltenham

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust provides care for approximately 600,000 adults, children, and young people across Gloucestershire, including community inpatient and outpatient services, public health nursing, community nursing and therapy staff.

Right now we are looking for caring and compassionate Community Staff Nurses who are looking for a new challenge and career development. As a Registered Nurse you will work as part of an Integrated Community Team alongside our MDT colleagues undertaking care of people in their homes across the diverse range of interventions and case management opportunities that community nursing offers.

To excel in this role you will require excellent communication skills, the courage to make clinical decisions and a willingness to develop your potential. You will require current NMC registration as a Registered Nurse, post-registration experience is helpful but not essential and we have an excellent preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses.

You need to be able to work part time or full time over a shift system which includes early and late shifts across 7 days including weekends and bank holidays.

We are a modern trust, which means whilst on the go you’ll be equipped for mobile working (using a laptop and smart phone device); not only is this safer because you will have access all patient information at your fingertips, it also means you can complete records and any other patient paperwork in real time, so you can then focus all your attention on your next patient.

Please ensure when completing your application you detail how you meet the person specification requirements”

For information or enquiries, please contact Cath Fern Integrated Community Team Manager on 0300 421 8367 or via email on CatherineM.Fern@glos-care.nhs.uk.

This vacancy is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure with a Barring List Check for Adults. Successful candidates are expected to undertake a DBS check at their own cost and sign up to the DBS update service.

Shortlisting Date: 20th August 2019

Interview Date: 28th August 2019




The Trust aims to promote a culture of inclusion, where colleagues understand and celebrate the diversity and different perspectives of our service users and colleagues.

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The trust expects colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance relevant to the post.

For customer-facing roles all applicants must be able to demonstrate that they can communicate in English with confidence.

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Candidates are advised to monitor their NHS jobs 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 0300 421 8602.

Subsequent conditional offers of employment will be via NHS jobs followed by communication 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 authority transfer system to verify service and pay grade.


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 Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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