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Senior Community Nurse/District Nurse - Band 6 - Cheltenham

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

Job Details

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

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

We have in excess of 5000 staff working over 50 sites, providing a diverse range of services. We strive to support an organisational culture that is welcoming, builds and celebrates inclusivity and diversity and provides a sense of belonging and trust.

The annual NHS Staff Surveygives our people the opportunity to tell us about their experience working at the Trust. For the 2023 survey just over 2800 colleagues gave us their views (58.5%). It was great to see from the results that colleagues are saying that:
  • 89.7% believe they are making a positive difference to patients/service users
  • 73.3% would recommend the organisation as a place to work
  • 82.4% agree that care of patients and service users is the organisations priority
  • 76.7% would be happy with the standard of care for a friend or relative

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our results put us as 5th nationally as a Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Employer of Choice and 1st equal amongst all NHS Provider Trusts in the South West. However, we know we have more to do and will continue to drive forward our commitment to making GHC a Great Place to Work.

Person Specification



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


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



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


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

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Independent Living Centre

Village Road


GL51 0BY

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