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Senior Community Nurse/District Nurse - Band 6

Employer
Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cheltenham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
3 May 2024
Do you think you have what it takes to lead and manage a team of nurses striving to transform Community Care across the One Gloucestershire Integrated Care system (ICS)? If you have extensive community nursing experience and you are looking for a new challenge and career development this might be the next job role for you.

In this ever changing, modernising, NHS environment we need nurses who are flexible, innovative and resilient enough to rise to the challenge of a very rewarding role. We seek nurses with compassion , who hold patient experience and high-quality care at the heart of their nursing practice.

In order to be considered for this post you will either have achieved or be almost completing your Specialist Practitioner Qualification (SPQ) in District Nursing.

Main duties of the job

In addition to being an expert in your field in possession of extended competencies including vacuum assisted closure & syringe driver management you will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills to illicit an accurate, holistic assessment of patient needs as part of a case management approach. We offer training and support a Health Coaching approach to move towards greater engagement with our patient population regarding self-management particularly in those with long term conditions.

As part of the role you will be required to work within a dedicated referral centre and will possess well developed critical thinking & negotiating skills to aid the decision making & triage process. You will be responsible for managing a defined caseload of patients with delegated responsibilities to your Band 5 nursing team to support continuity of care for patients as part of the nursing model of care. Prior experience with electronic patient record IT systems (e.g Systm One) is advantageous, however full support and training will be given.

You will be keenly aware of the importance of collaborative working and have some understanding of the services and other professions within the newly merged Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust including our own Therapy colleagues within the ICT (Integrated Community Team), GP surgeries, Rapid Response and Complex Care at Home ensuring the right care is delivered at the right time, by the right professional for patients.

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

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (Adult/RGN)
  • Current NMC registration
  • Degree/Diploma equivalent
  • Mentoring/ Practice Assessor


Desirable

  • Experience of delivering extended role clinical interventions
  • Evidence of post registration education


Experience

Essential

  • Consolidated experience of community nursing practice
  • Experience of managing long term conditions and case management of complex patients
  • Leading team


Desirable

  • Experience of extended role
  • mentoring of students/new staff members


Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Independent Living Centre

Village Road

Cheltenham

GL51 0BY

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