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Registered Nurse Associate


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Registered Nurse Associate
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Part Time hours of 22.5 hours per week also available)
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Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
£22,549 - £24,882 pa pro rata
Salary period
18/08/2022 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

An opportunity has arisen to join our team in a rapidly changing environment. we  have exciting opportunity has arisen for a Registered Nurse Associate (RNA) post on the Gallery Ward at GRH.  We are seeking an enthusiastic highly motivated individual to join our dynamic and friendly team. You must be committed to providing high quality compassionate nursing care. Working in a progressively changing environment you will promote the Trust’s values and be committed to high standards of service delivery.
We are committed to developing all of our staff particularly in the complex care of elderly patients and you will be given the opportunity to develop your skills in areas such as palliative care, dementia, nurse led and complex discharge planning, With our support to develop these skills you will become an integral part of our wider organisations objectives of “getting the right patient to the right place at the right time” embracing the Trust vision “Best care for everyone”.
Gallery ward is a busy and challenging ward environment and we are looking for a nurse who has the ability to work under pressure within a multi-disciplinary team, demonstrates excellent communication skills and a positive attitude to change. If you are a friendly, hardworking, motivated, conscientious nurse and wish to work with a patient focused team of the nurse and come and join our team.

Main duties of the job

Working in close partnership with the Nursing / Therapy team, will be expected to work with  Registered Nursing Associate who will deliver compassionate, professional, skilled and effective person center , evidence based nursing care . the candidate will work within a multidisciplinary team , developing collaborative, needs based care plans through assessment, plaining , implementation and evaluation. we offer a friendly working environment with a compassionate team who will support your individual learning needs to develop you as an effective staff nurse , which we offer induction package for your learning pathway.

Working for our organisation

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK.  We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Nursing Associates will work independently but with the support and leadership of Registered Nurses, to support the delivery of patient centred care and provide compassionate, safe and high quality, effective care to a designated case load of patients within defined clinical area (Gallery ward).
Nursing Associates will provide holistic care and support for patients and their relatives / carers across the sphere of nursing and will communicate effectively at all times within the team and the wider multidisciplinary team. 
Working in close partnership with the Nursing / Therapy team, the Nursing Associate will be expected to:
Deliver high quality, compassionate care under the direction of a Registered Nurse, with a focus on promoting health and independence

Have attitudes and behaviors in line with organisational and NHS Values
Be an accountable professional
Work as part of a designated clinical team delivering care which is focused on the direct needs of the individual
Have the ability to work without direct supervision, at times delivering care independently in line with the patients defined plan of care, within the parameters of practice of the Nursing Associate role, accessing clinical and care advice when needed and appropriate.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nursing Associate on NMC Register
Desirable criteria
  • Minimum one year experience post Registration


Desirable criteria
  • Experience (through placement or employment of working in an acute environment)
  • Experience of working with patient with medical/ surgical/ elderly / rehab ward


Desirable criteria
  • Venepuncture skills

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Shiranthie Vithanage
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Ward Manager
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