Pre-Reg Nursing Students/Newly Registered Nurse (NRN) - Band 5

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Gloucester / Cheltenham
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata (upon reciept of NMC pin)
Closing date
1 Jan 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you Pre-Registration Nursing student due to qualify in the next 12 months? If so we would absolutely encourage you to apply to join our outstanding teams as a newly qualified nurse here at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The success and excellent reputation of GHFT is due to the commitment and dedication of our staff, many of whom are world leaders in the fields of healthcare, teaching and research, and we aim to recruit and retain the best staff possible. Watch some of our inspiring Nursing teams talk about what the Trust has to offer at Gloucestershire Hospitals Nursing Careers!

Please note that we interview on the 3rd Saturday of each month but on October 14th 2023 we will be holding an open day/job fair at our Sandford Education Department in Cheltenham which you are welcome to attend.

Main duties of the job

A Newly Qualified Nurse who delivers compassionate, professional, skilled and effective person centred, evidence based nursing care by working within a multidisciplinary team, developing collaborative, needs based care plans through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.

We are accepting applications to work in a variety of outstanding clinical areas at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital or Cheltenham General Hospital. There are vacancies across the following clinical areas:
  • Acute Care & Emergency Departments (inc. rotational opportunities)
  • Cardiology, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, and Renal Wards
  • Care of the Elderly Ward (attracts a 7% enhancement, see info below)
  • Stroke & Neurology Units (attracts a 7% enhancement, see info below)
  • General and Specialist Surgical Wards
  • Trauma & Orthopaedic Wards
  • Theatres & Recovery (inc. opportunities to rotate between teams)
  • Intensive Care Units
  • ...and many other areas!

About us

We want to show how much we value you as you make the exciting transition from student to Newly Qualified Nurse. Our support to you will include:-
  • The choice to start prior to your PIN on your allocated ward at Band 4 (�23,949-�26,282).
  • You will participate in an informative, interactive and engaging 6 month preceptorship programme
  • You will receive a local induction and retain supernumerary status for a minimum of 2 weeks in your assigned clinical area
  • You will have an assigned preceptor/mentor
  • You will receive support from our team of Professional Education Practitioners
  • You will have support planning your CPD pathway
  • You will have the opportunity to apply for the Chief Nurse Fellows programme
  • You will become an active member of the GSQIA (Gloucestershire Safety and Quality Improvement Academy)
  • You will have the additional input from GlosStars : our very own newly qualified network supporting NQN's with your transition and career development

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job responsibilities

In line with the Trust Vision to provide the Best Care for Everyone

Professional values
  • conduct oneself in a professional manner and be a role model
  • act with professionalism and integrity, and work within agreed professional, ethical and legal frameworks and processes to maintain and improve standards

Communication and interpersonal skills
  • work in partnership with other health and social care professionals and agencies, service users, carers and families ensuring that decisions about care are shared

Nursing practice and decision making
  • assess, plan, deliver and evaluate the nursing care of patients in accordance with UK law, the NMC code of conduct and the Trust values
  • deliver high quality essential care to all persons in their care
  • deliver complex care to service users in their field of practice
  • act to protect the public, and be responsible and accountable for safe, person-centred, evidence-based nursing practice
  • practice in a compassionate, respectful way, maintaining dignity and wellbeing and communicating effectively
  • act on their understanding of how peoples lifestyles, environments and where care is delivered influence their health and wellbeing
  • seek out every opportunity to promote health and prevent illness

Leadership, management and team working
  • work effectively as a member of the multidisciplinary team
  • manage a patient/caseload of patients within defined clinical area
  • use leadership skills to supervise and manage others and contribute to planning, designing, delivering and improving future services
  • To organise own time and that of non-registered staff, students and other learners as appropriate
  • To support the senior members of staff in the management and supervision of the defined clinical area
  • Actively contribute to a good learning environment by taking on the role of mentor/assessor for learners.

Person Specification



  • Has or is working towards NMC registration (RNA or RN)



  • Clear communication and knowledge of role

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Gloucester / Cheltenham

Gloucester / Cheltenham


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