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Community Staff Nurse (Lydney)

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024
1 x Fixed Term contract for up to 12 months

We are currently seeking nurses possessing the highest standards of care and compassion in order to aid, coach and support our diversepopulation of patient requirements here in the Forest of Dean.As a Registered Community nurse, you will be placed in the privileged position of caring for patients in their own individualised environment andresponsible for the implementation and undertaking of patient centred care.

Our collaboration with our Integrated Community Team colleagues is something we pride ourselves on within the Forest of Dean locality. Inaddition, Gloucestershire Health & Care Foundation Trust Community Nurses are placed in possession of: -
  • Individualised development planning
  • A supportive diverse management structure
  • Apprenticeship opportunities and funded university accredited courses (relevant to post in line with individual nurse's career progression wishes and agreed upon withline management)
  • Autonomy and development to manage own workload and take responsibility to manage a small caseload of patients in partnershipwith line manager

*We welcome applications from newly qualified nurses*

Main duties of the job

To excel in this role, you will require excellent communication skills, the courage to make clinical decisions and a willingness to develop yourpotential.

You will require current NMC registration, post-registration experience is preferred but not essential and we have an excellent preceptorshipprogramme for newly qualified nurses. You need to be able to work over a shift system which includes early and late shifts across 7 days including weekends and bank holidays.

If you feel you have the drive for excellence and wish to experience the freedom, self-management and progressive nature of Gloucestershire Health & Care Foundation Trust Community Nursing team then make applying the next investment in your future career today.We are a clinically led organisation where individuals are valued for their unique professional contribution to ensuring best patient care. ContinuingProfessional Development is a key priority and we actively promote and develop the broadening roles that Physiotherapists and Allied HealthProfessionals are able to contribute.

We have an extensive range of Advanced Practitioners, Clinical Specialists, Professional Leads and Non-Medical Prescribers across a wide range of specialisms that actively support clinical colleagues within our organisation. Our well established, structured Clinical Supervision and In-Service Training programmes contribute to the learning culture which develops and challenges thinking and practice.

About us

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

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.

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

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.

We provide a Multi-professional preceptorship programme that is aligned to the National Preceptorship Framework for Nursing and have been awarded the Interim quality mark from NHS England. Our programme is provided to all Newly Qualified Nurses, Nursing Associates, Internationally Educated Practitioners, Allied Health Professionals and Return to Practice Practitioners. In addition to the programme we also offer all preceptees the opportunity of enrolling and completing the level 7 (Masters) 15 credit validated module Preceptorship for Healthcare (AP7026).

Newly qualified Social Workers are offered the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment programme (ASYE) which is similar to a preceptorship programme.

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


  • Demonstrable skills in risk assessment and management

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Lydney Health Centre

Albert Street


GL15 5NQ

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