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Ward Sister - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Our Community Hospital is in the beautiful Market Town of Stroud in a semi-rural position in the Cotswolds. It has the bonus of good access to the M5 motorway and is also serviced by excellent train links to London, Bristol and the West country.

Cashes Green Ward is a mix sexed 22 bedded medical inpatient ward specialising in all aspects of sub-acute care, rehabilitation and end of life care. The ward strives to deliver the highest quality individualised care to patients, and their families, from admission right through to discharge.

We are looking for a dynamic nurse who enjoys working on a busy nurse-led team with close working ties with all members of the multi-disciplinary team.

The successful candidate will have opportunity to work closely with senior management in promoting safe care for patients and promoting Trust initiatives. We are currently implementing an enhanced pathway project to reduce the length of stay of our patients by improving discharge planning. As such it is expected that the successful candidate will play a pivotal role .

Applicants should have post registration experience or goals to increase their leadership skills and knowledge. You must have excellent communication & interpersonal skills and be committed to providing a high standard of patient care. We would expect commitment, flexibility & demonstration of trust values and in return we offer a range of training & development opportunities to enhance your career.

Main duties of the job

Management and leadership

Be a visible clinical lead on shift and a point of contact for staff, patients and their families

Lead and deliver safe care, screening of admission and discharge processes.

Workforce planning, rotas, leave and absence management, performance monitoring through engaging staff with clinical supervision, 1:1s and appraisal processes.

Engage in audit processes and help to maintain and improve quality standards. Active involvement in developing new practices.

Reviewing of incidents and implementing learning

Act as deputy in absence of Ward Manager.

Leading the team in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care. Be a role model and resource for junior staff.

Communicate with a wide range of patients, carers, relatives, staff and other professionals disseminating information appropriately and in a sensitive manner. Being able to engage in difficult conversations and be confident to problem solve if needed.

Liaise with MDT and wider community agents

Be involved in maintaining skills and knowledge of team members through training and development

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification



  • Degree in healthcare or equivalent.
  • Level 1 RGN with current registration
  • Evidence of on-going development.


  • Post-reg qualification (e.g. care of elderly, care of the dying).
  • Recognised qualifications in any of the following:- oMental Health oCare of the Elderly oPalliative Care oFacilitated Learning and Practice or equivalent teaching and assessing qualification oA Management/leadership course at a PGC level.



  • Development of managerial skills to take charge of and lead a team post qualification
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance.


  • Community Hospital experience pre and post registration

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Cashes Green Ward, Stroud General Hospital

Trinity Road



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