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Registered Nurse - Frailty Assessment Unit

Band 5

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Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Full & Part time hours available)
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Frailty Assessment Unit, GRH
£25,655 - £31,534 pa pro rata
Salary period
31/12/2021 23:59

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.


Job overview

Is your passion to provide excellent patient centred care in Frailty? Are you career minded with drive and enthusiasm? Do you enjoy playing a key role within the multidisciplinary team in acute care?  If you answer yes, then we're looking for you to join us at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic Staff Nurses and Healthcare assistants to join our dynamic Frailty Team.  Frailty is a rapidly growing specialism that aims to reduce hospital admissions for frail and elderly patients in an assessment type environment.

This is a developing service and we are searching for motivated and enthusiastic individuals. Ideally you would have a background in Frailty or Elderly Care however we welcome applications from any interested candidates.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for Registered Nurses who deliver compassionate, professional, skilled and effective person centred, evidence based nursing care by working within a multidisciplinary team, developing collaborative, needs based care plans through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.

We strive to achieve the best possible outcomes and experiences for our patients and for our staff, in line with our Trust vision “best care for everyone”. The Care Quality Commission commended our staff by stating that the patients on our medical wards were treated with compassion and respect, and we are seeking nurses with those same qualities to continue to deliver the great care that we strive to provide every day.

Working for our organisation

We work closely as an MDT with Therapists, Doctors, Nursing staff and Pharmacy. We try to involve patients and their relatives in their care as much as possible.

This post offers the successful candidate incredible opportunity for career development as well as making an impressive impact on the unique service we provide.

There are opportunities to develop your confidence and your clinical skills in a supportive environment, to building and extend your existing managerial and clinical knowledge.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

In line with the Trust Vision to provide the “Best Care for Everyone…”

Professional values

  • Promote and demonstrate professionalism – be a role model
  • act with honesty, inclusion and integrity within agreed professional, ethical and legal frameworks and processes to maintain and improve standards;

Communication and interpersonal skills

  • work in partnership with other health and social care professionals and agencies, service users, carers and families ensuring that decisions about care are shared

Nursing practice and decision making

  • assess, plan, deliver and evaluate the nursing care of patients in accordance with UK law, the NMC code of conduct and the Trust values
  • deliver high quality essential care to all persons in their care;
  • deliver complex care to service users in their field of practice;
  • act to protect the public, and be responsible and accountable for safe, person-centred, evidence-based nursing practice;
  • practice in a compassionate, respectful way, maintaining dignity and wellbeing and communicating effectively;
  • act on their understanding of how people’s lifestyles, environments and where care is delivered influence their health and wellbeing;
  • seek out every opportunity to promote health and prevent illness;

Leadership, management and team working

  • work effectively as a member of the multidisciplinary team
  • manage a patient/caseload of patients within defined clinical area
  • use leadership skills to supervise and manage others and contribute to planning, designing, delivering and improving future services
  • To organise own time and that of non-registered staff, students and other learners as appropriate
  • To support the senior members of staff in the management and supervision of the defined clinical area
  • Actively contribute to a good learning environment by taking on the role of mentor/assessor for learners.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Active registration with the NMC as a Registered Nurse


Essential criteria
  • Recent experience (through placement or employment) of working in an acute clinical environment
Desirable criteria
  • Experience working specifically in the COTE / Frailty speciality


Essential criteria
  • Clear communication skills and reflection on role as Registered Nurse
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Louise Holmes
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0300 422 5347