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Community Staff Nurse - Band 5

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
1 May 2024
Have you considered community nursing as your next career move?


We welcome applications from newly qualified nurses.

This exciting opportunity to join our team has arisen due to internal promotion. We believe in providing great care our patients as well as fantastic opportunities for nurses to progress.

The community setting is an exciting, complex and diverse area to work in, with the privileged position of caring for patients in their own homes being responsible for the implementation and undertaking of patient centred care.

We are seeking nurses ready to extend their careers through professional development, including opportunities to progress to senior community nurses and to gain the District Nurse Specialist Practitioner Qualification.

We are also welcoming newly qualified nurses and can support you to gain the competencies required alongside working through our bespoke preceptorship programme. We have a practice facilitator to support with this programme and to support all staff new to the community.

We are a family friendly organisation and are happy to consider and compromise hours and locality of teams. We cover a diverse area in the County, across Tewkesbury, Newent and Staunton. We currently work on a rolling rota for weekends, usually 1 in 4, supporting good work life balance.

Main duties of the job

Community nursing is a diverse role that requires autonomous working with in a patients home. The main duties are outlined below:
  • To Practice as a member of the community nursing team, working within the Integrated Community Teams (ICTs)
  • Liaise with GPs, the ICTs and other Statutory and Voluntary agencies.
  • To provide advice, information and education to patients and carers with the aim of enabling patients to enjoy maximum independence, health and well-being.
  • To creatively manage the holistic and clinical needs of patients with acute, sub-acute and long-term conditions,
  • To enable patients living long term physical health challenges to live well within their communities, with a focus on not only their physical health needs but also their wider holistic needs, e.g. mental health, learning disabilities, psychological needs, social needs and spiritual needs.
  • To excel in this role, you will require excellent communication skills, the courage to make clinical decisions and a willingness to develop your potential. You will require current NMC registration as a Registered Nurse

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



  • Registered Nurse with NMC
  • Degree or Diploma in Nursing or equivalent
  • Willingness to undertake additional training as required.



  • Experience of working without direct supervision
  • Experience of working with student learners in practice


  • Previous experience of community nursing practice
  • Evidence of post-registration education & training.
  • Holistic health assessment course (or equivalent)
  • Teaching & assessing qualification



  • Ability to work on own initiative, assess patients competently and report back to Team Leader (or appropriate health care professional) relevant changes in patient's condition.
  • Ability to effectively manage the workload, prioritise and delegate work in the absence of the Team Leader - District Nurse / Senior Community Nurse
  • Ability to liaise effectively within the Primary Health Care Team and with other professionals / agencies

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Tewkesbury Borough Council Office

Gloucester Rd


GL20 5TT

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