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Rapid Response Practitioner - Band 7

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
Brockworth, Gloucester
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you a registered nurse or allied health professional looking for your next role?

Rapid Response provides a Countywide service to manage and treat patients who present with an acute illness or exacerbation of a long term condition in their own homes.

Our aim is to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions and facilitate early discharge from the acute hospitals, we work closely with partners in the acute hospital, and with other urgent care providers and community services.

Our passion for delivering care services of the highest quality to our local communities is further developing and we are striving to deliver new models of service, inspiring innovation, and liberating talent.

Main duties of the job

Applicants must have extensive post registration clinical experience at a senior level and will be expected to be experienced in the assessment of the acutely unwell adult, monitoring and management of the deteriorating patient, along with experience of the delivery of complex care planning to include onward referral into other services when medically stable.

Evidence of recent experience caring for patients with acute medical needs is essential.

The successful applicant will undertake roles within the community setting countywide as a Rapid Response Practitioner.

Applicants must have an Advanced Assessment qualification, INMP qualification desirable. They must be an adaptable team player and possess excellent communication and IT skills with good problem solving skills to manage challenging situations. Community experience is desirable but not essential as a full and comprehensive induction programme will be provided. A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential.

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



  • NMC / HCPC registration
  • Recent xperience of providing acute patient care
  • Advanced Patient Assessment Qualification
  • Full UK Driving Licence


  • INMP Qualification
  • Community / Urgent Care Experience
  • Experience of lone working out of hours
  • Evidence of post graduate study

Previous Experience


  • Previous Experience

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Edward Jenner Court

1010 Pioneer Avenue

Brockworth, Gloucester


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