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Senior Community Nurse/District Nurse

Job Reference: 841-19-240-LW

Employer:
Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Department:
Integrated Community Team
Location:
Gloucester ICT's
Salary:
£30,401-£37,267

In September 2017, we announced that our Trust Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust (2gether) were planning to join. 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/ DISTRICT NURSE

Band: 6

Salary: £30,401-£37,267

Hours: 37.5 substantive (part time considered)

Location: Gloucester Integrated Community Team

If you are looking for a change, a new challenge and career development…this may be the opportunity you are looking for.

We are looking for a caring and compassionate qualified District Nurse (possessing Specialist Practitioner Qualification) or a Senior Community Nurse who is keen to progress professionally towards the Specialist Practitioner Qualification. You will lead a community nursing team within a multi professional environment. To excel in this role you will require excellent communication skills, the courage to make decisions which will help shape future care and a willingness to develop your potential. You will require community nursing experience, a sound knowledge of evidence based community care and best practice, evidence of post-registration development and the ability to work over a shift system which delivers service between 8am and 8pm across 7 days, including weekends and bank holidays.

We seek nurses with passion and commitment who hold patient experience and care at the heart of their nursing practice and share our organisational values. In return we offer you day to day support along with excellent training and a real commitment to your personal development plan with opportunities for continued professional development and study. You will be joining us at an exciting time, as we move towards a model of ‘named nursing’ in the community- enabling person-led, progressive care. We are a fully integrated service working with MDT colleagues in clusters to deliver care around the placed based model fit for the future.

We are a modern trust, which means that you’ll be equipped for mobile working (using a laptop and smart phone); 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 applying for this position that, in your supporting statement, you make it clear as to how you meet the person specification especially the values and behaviours expected of all colleagues (for example evidence of how you meet our Trust Core Values). This will figure largely in our short-listing criteria and the overall selection process.

CAR DRIVER ESSENTIAL

If you would like to work for an Organisation that values its staff, aims to deliver the best care, offering compassion to all patients, their carers and families, and you can demonstrate this to us, we would like to hear from you!

For information or enquires please contact Sarah Clutterbuck (Team Manager) on 07826 893860 or sarah.clutterbuck@glos-care.nhs.uk

This vacancy is subject to an Enhanced disclosure with barring for adults. Successful candidates are expected to undertake a DBS check at their own cost and sign up to the DBS update service.

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

Short-listing Date: -Tuesday 17th September 2019

Interview Date: - To be confirmed




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 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, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade.
Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Applicants should note that all appointments to 2gether NHS Foundation Trust (excluding Medical Staffing appointments) are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.


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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