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Band 5 Registered Nurse - Qualified & Newly Qualified

Job Reference: 841-19-267-HR

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Community Hospitals - Cirencester
£24,214 - £30,112 pro rata pa

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.

Open Morning on Tuesday 3rd September 2019 Cirencester Community Hospital

Opportunities for Registered Nurses (including newly qualified Nurses) - Inpatients, Outpatients and Endoscopy Departments

Band: 5

Salary: £23,023 - £29,608 pro rata pa

Hours: Full time and part time rotational posts, inclusive of days, nights & weekends (flexible working patterns will also be considered)

Applications for bank work (zero hours) also welcomed

Location: Cirencester Community Hospital

Our bustling Community Hospital is set in beautiful grounds in the Roman town of Cirencester and provides a range of services to meet the needs of local people. The hospital consists of a busy In-patient unit with two wards; a Nurse led Minor Injury Unit; as well as an Endoscopy Department; Outpatient and X-ray department. There are also, Dentistry, Podiatry and Audiology services on site.

Applications of welcomed from qualified and newly qualified staff for roles at Cirencester Community Hospital! - A Hospital where we take pride in giving the highest standards of holistic care,working within an integrated multi-disciplinary team that aims to maintainpatient flow through effective, safe, timely discharge.

To support you in applying for a role with us, applicants are welcome to attend our Open day at Cirencester Hospital on Tuesday 3rd September. If you apply in advance, you have the opportunity to have a preliminary interview on the day. Alternatively, by visiting us, you will have a better understanding about whether we are a good fit for you and you can apply in the week after the Open day. Whichever way works for, we are flexible in our approach.

We set our bar high and only progress applications from people who have a passion and commitment for nursing and who hold patient experience at the heart of their nursing practice.

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. In addition, the ideal candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and hold the patient experience and care at the heart of their nursing practice. In return we offer you will be offered day to day support with opportunities for continued professional development and study. Free car parking makes this all a very attractive proposition.

There are two inpatient wards providing a mixture of sub-acute care, rehabilitation and palliative care. Patients are admitted directly from GPs, Minor injuries Unit and from Accident & Emergency departments at the county’s Acute Hospitals. Patients are also transferred from other local acute hospitals and tertiary centres.

As a newly qualified or an experienced band 5 registered nurse, you will have plenty of opportunity to learn new skills and further your career. We are especially proud toa Training and Development Sister for the In-patient unit, who ensures a comprehensive induction, a preceptorship programme and ample opportunities to access training and development.

We believe supporting and nurturing staff, in a positive and friendly environment which we believe is key to the delivery of high quality care for patients, carers and their families. Great facilities, good staffing levels and a supportive Matron ensures that we have the time and resources needed to not only provide the highest possible standards of care to patients but also to give nurses the job satisfaction and fulfilment they deserve.

So, if you love what you do, but wish you could work in a way that would be better for you and your patients and you can demonstrate this to us, we would like to hear from you! Most importantly, you must share our organisational values as this will feature largely in out short-listing criteria.

For further information please contact Donna Nicholas, Senior Sister on 0300 4211564 or Karen Fawcett, Senior Sister on 0300 421 1737.

This vacancy is subject to an Enhanced disclosure with barring list check for adults.

Short-listing Date: Monday 16th September 2019

Interview Date: TBC

Applicants should note that all appointments to gloucestershire Care Services (soon to become Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust) are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

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.

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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