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Peripatetic Nurse


Job role: Peripatetic Nurse

Job sector: Health care.

Job Type: Permanent.

Country: United Kingdom.

Location: Quedgeley

Salary: £23.37 a day (enhanced weekend rate)

Hours per week: 37.5

Shift & Schedule: Weekend availability



The rewards for our Nurses are great. Our roles offer greater flexibility in working patterns, more autonomy with decision making, the opportunity to build close relationships with the residents in your care in a consultative, case-management role.

The Trust is a great place to work; we’ve been providing care for almost 1,000 years and we’re currently the second largest not-for-profit provider in the UK. Not-for-profit means that we reinvest every penny we make into our residents, colleagues and the care homes we live and work in. Therefore, we offer a great range of benefits, including a competitive salary, training and development.

  • Company pension.
  • Employee discount.
  • Here are some of the other benefits you will enjoy as a valued member of our team:
  • 30 days holiday (including Bank Holidays).
  • Higher rates of pay at weekends.
  • Fully funded renewal of your NMC PIN.
  • Payment of Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship application fee for eligible nurses.
  • A Company pension.
  • Free uniform.
  • Free DBS.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Blue Light Card and ‘My Rewards’ programme offering you discounts on shopping, days out, restaurants and much more.


If you think you have the right skills and attitude to deliver the highest quality of care for our residents as a Registered Nurse within our care homes, then you could be next to join us. So, apply and get your career started with us today.


About the Job.

We are looking for a Peripatetic Nurse to join us, working across care homes in our Gloucestershire Region. This role will give you opportunity and experience to step up your skills as at times, you may be the only nurse on the shift and will be responsible for leading and managing the care team to ensure that high standards of nursing and personal care are met; providing clinical leadership and guidance where necessary. You will deliver, monitor, and re-evaluate care needs in partnership with each resident, their key carers, family members and the wider team at the home, as well as liaising effectively with GPs, hospitals and external agencies.

The role is incredibly rewarding, and you will regularly be presented with a wide range of clinical experiences to develop your skills and opportunities for career development, all delivered in a nurturing, engaging, and rewarding environment. Our care teams make a real difference every day and your professionalism, kindness and compassion, will be at the core of everything you do.


About OSJCT & Our Gloucestershire Region:

We are a not-for-profit charitable Trust where people love to live and work! OSJCT is one of the UK’s leading not-for-profit care organisations working solely to provide high quality care for older people. Across Gloucestershire we have 14 Care Homes that provide individualised nursing care, all homes a set in unique areas, but all working toward the same values of being dedicated to care.


Key responsibilities;


You will be a positive role model, with excellent communication skills and a natural ability to build positive working relationships. As a supportive leader, you will motivate your team to always deliver the best possible care to our residents. You will be flexible to work across multiple sites; covering shifts where there is absence due to a vacancy, leave or sickness. You will support and mentor both new nurses with their induction and general support for existing nurses. Due to working across multiple sites being a driver with your own car is essential. Also due to the nature of the role, flexibility to work any five days out of seven days of the week would be needed.


You will be a qualified Registered General Nurse or Registered Mental Health Nurse and currently registered with NMC. You will have post-registration experience, able to evidence continuing professional development activities and comfortable working autonomously. You will have a clear understanding of regulatory frameworks and also have experience of or be willing to train in:

  • Medication administration.
  • Catheterisation.
  • End of life care.
  • Verification of death.
  • Syringe drivers.
  • Gastrostomy care.
  • Venepuncture.
  • Diabetic awareness.
  • Tissue viability.
  • Epilepsy awareness.
  • Management of deterioration – sepsis awareness.




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