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Community Triage and Response Nurse - Band 5

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
24 Sep 2023
As the demand for District Nursing services is increasing, it is vital that our referral centres are proactive in the planning & management of unscheduled care.

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated & experienced Community Nurse to join our Integrated Community Team (ICT) within the referral centre.

This is a new role to support the current demands of the community nursing service which will guide and inform future service development.

The referral centre promotes a dynamic and innovative way of working, in the triaging and response to patient referrals. You will complement our current team of professionals, assisting with the day to day running of the referral centre and supporting patients by responding to unscheduled calls following appropriate clinical triage and geographical planning. This will involve shift working within the core hours of the community nursing service between 8am-8pm and will also require occasional weekend support. As the ideal candidate for this post you would be an experienced and highly competent registered nurse looking for a new challenge and seeking an opportunity to make a real difference, ensuring you are professionally accountable and responsible for patients' care.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be based in the referral centre at Cirencester hospital and primarily work across the South Cotswold locality. However, being part of our wider ICT, this may also provide the opportunity to work across different nursing teams. The role involves visiting patients in their own homes, who require assessment and intervention with a view to prevent any deterioration or unnecessary hospital admission. You will also be working collaboratively with the wider multidisciplinary team to support the management of complex health and social care needs.

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people well and supported in their own homes, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust, we can provide you with a dynamic, person- centred environment, where you will be empowered to support patients with complex conditions, adopting a personalised approach to patient care that maximises independence, choice and control.

We are always looking for talent to join us and so if this role is not quite right for you, please check our other vacancies or set up an email alert on NHS Jobs for nursing vacancies at Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

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.

Closing date: 23rd September 2023

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

Person Specification



  • Nursing degree or diploma
  • Willingness to undertake further training
  • NMC registered


  • Evidence of continued learning
  • Evidence of post registration training



  • Evidence of working without direct supervision
  • Demonstrates good working knowledge of Community Nursing and Integrated Community Teams


  • Previous experience of Community Nursing
  • Evidence of post registration training

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Cirencester Hospital

Tetbury Road



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