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Registered Nurse - Care of the Elderly (+ 7% RRP)

Band 5

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Care of the Elderly
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (To be confirmed)
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Gloucester / Cheltenham
£26,650 to £32,758 pa (inc. 7% RRP)
31/03/2022 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

* Nursing, Midwifery & ODP Open Day *

Saturday 9th October - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Redwood Education Centre, Gloucester Royal Hospital

We are welcoming all prospective (student or registered) nurses, midwives & Operating Department Practitioners to meet our wide range of teams, explore new career options and even interview on the day*!

Please see the poster attached for further info or to register without an interview. *Applications will need to be submitted via this advert before 8am on 6th October for on the day interviews.

Is your passion to provide excellent patient care in Acute Care of the Elderly? 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.

Across both Gloucester Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals we operate a very busy dynamic environment assessing and treating a wide variety of patients with diverse acute conditions. We work with patients who are frail with multiple medical conditions including those requiring basic cardiac monitoring to those experiencing confusion, delirium and different stages of dementia. You will be joining a committed team who are constantly striving to improve the care experience for all patients. 

This post attracts an additional 7% payment monthly Recruitment and Retention Premium.

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.

Applicants for this role will have a keen interest in caring for acutely unwell patients, combined with an ability to provide care in a compassionate and dignified manner. The ideal candidate should have a keen interest in falls prevention, dementia care, tissue viability, nutrition and hydration. We work closely with our palliative care teams to deliver excellent end of life care and support to our patients. 

Working for our organisation

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.

We are committed to continuing professional development of our staff and as part of our Care of the Elderly workforce you will have excellent opportunities to specialise in many different areas such as Frailty, palliative care, dementia care, and complex discharge planning. Additionally, we have developed an academic pathway with the University of Gloucestershire to enhance your existing knowledge and understanding of care for the older person which will be available to you on appointment to this post.

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 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.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Louise Holmes
Job title
Matron for Care of the Elderly & Frailty
Email address
Telephone number
0300 422 5347