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Registered Nurse (Various) - Band 5

Band 5

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Band 5
37.5 hours per week (Full Time / Part Time)
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Gloucester / Cheltenham
Gloucester / Cheltenham
£25,655 - £31,534 pa pro rata
Salary period
13/12/2022 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

Are you a Band 5 Registered Nurse?

Is your passion delivering excellent care?

Are you career minded with motivation, drive and enthusiasm?

Do you enjoy playing a key role within the multidisciplinary team in acute care?

Can you make everyone feel welcomed, respected, cared for and reassured that they are always in safe hands because you are communicating clearly and offering excellent person centered care?

Main duties of the job

A Registered Nurse who delivers 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.

There are vacancies across the following clinical areas:

  • Acute Care & Emergency Departments (inc. rotational opportunities)
  • Cardiology, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, and Renal Wards
  • Care of the Elderly Ward (attracts a 7% enhancement, see info below)
  • Stroke & Neurology Units (attracts a 7% enhancement, see info below)
  • General and Specialist Surgical Wards
  • Trauma & Orthopaedic Wards
  • Theatres & Recovery (inc. opportunities to rotate between teams)
  • Intensive Care Units
  • …and many other areas!


If you are an Overseas Registered Nurse who is required to take the OSCE exam, we are currently unable to accept direct applications, these are now all managed through ID Medical.

Working for our organisation

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest hospital trusts in the country and we provide high quality acute elective and specialist care across a multitude of specialties. Our hospitals are based across two sites in Cheltenham and Gloucester. We are the second largest employer in Gloucestershire, with more than 8,000 employees.

Our success depends on the commitment and dedication of our staff, many of whom are world leaders in the fields of healthcare, teaching and research, and we aim to recruit and retain the best staff possible.

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

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

Professional values

  • conduct oneself in a professional manner and be a role model
  • act with professionalism and integrity, and work 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


Desirable criteria
  • Experience (through placement or employment) of working in an acute clinical environment

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positiveDisability confident leaderCare quality commission - GoodWorkplace Wellbeing Charter Logocorporate covenantStep into healthArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

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

Fran Wilson
Job title
Lead Nurse for Recruitment and Retention
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