Staff Nurse-ICU-Band 5

Band 5

Main area
Intensive Care unit
Band 5
Up to 37.5 hours per week
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Southmead Hospital
£23,023- £29,608 per annum pro rata
07/08/2018 23:59

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Staff Nurse, Intensive Care Unit, Band 5, up to £29.6k, North Bristol

Staff Nurse required to work within the Intensive Care Unit at one of the UK’s largest NHS Hospital Trusts. The

Southmead ICU is within a Major Trauma Centre, and provides regional care for major trauma, neurosurgery, vascular, surgery, renal transplants, burns and plastic surgery, as well as complex elective surgery and medical patients. As one of the fastest growing Intensive Care Units in the country, we strive to deliver safe and exceptional care in our 48 bedded state of the art unit.

You will be based at our state-of-the art £450m Southmead Hospital with a basic salary between £23,023 and £29,608 (AFC Band 5) dependent on experience/service, plus excellent NHS benefits.


WHY APPLY? : This Staff Nurse role offers a fantastic opportunity with:

  • Access to state of the art facilities- you will be based within our award winning Brunel building, which has recently won Best Acute Hospital Development at the 2017 Building Better Healthcare Awards in London and Best Healthcare Design over 25,000sqm at the European Healthcare Awards
  • Flexible interview options – If you do not live locally we can offer interviews via Skype or face to face –whichever is easiest for you.
  • An comprehensive induction – our induction provides four weeks supernumerary time with a mentor and an ICU Foundation Course which compromises of five study days spread across your first five months, focussed on the following specialist areas- respiratory, gastrointestinal, cardiology, trauma and renal
  • Professional Development – we have two dedicated simulation rooms within the department to provide a safe environment for multi-disciplinary professional development. There are also opportunities to obtain teaching qualifications and external ICU courses
  • Close multidisciplinary links- we have a large dedicated multidisciplinary team that work together to best support the needs of our patients
  • An excellent location - the Trust resides within one of the most vibrant cities in the UK, Bristol. Voted the best city to live in 2017, the city is famous for its year round festivals, award-winning cycle tracks, exceptional gastronomy, stunning cityscapes and awe-inspiring street art. If you prefer country, village or smaller town living, NBT is also easily commutable from a range of attractive locations in North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and South Wales (e.g Portishead, Chepstow, Clevedon, Nailsea, Frome and Thornbury)

THE ROLE: As a Staff Nurse, you will play a key role within a team of nursing staff in the delivery of evidence based patient-centered care, which is of a high standard. Key duties will include:

  • Taking regular responsibility to carry out required patient care to a high standard with level 1, 2 and 3 patients presenting a diverse range of serious conditions, including single and multiple organ failure
  • To report to the appropriate members of the multidisciplinary team any significant changes to a patient’s condition or situation
  • To take personal responsibility for ensuring that patients are treated with courtesy at all times, the individual needs of patients are respected and confidentiality is maintained at all times.

YOU: The successful candidate for this Staff Nurse vacancy will have the following:

  • Hold RN (adult) registration with current NMC license to practice
  • Recent experience working in an acute setting
  • Previous Intensive Care Unit experience is desirable, although not essential
  • Enthusiasm and a drive to work hard and to a high standard

Apply now! Or contact if you have further questions.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications, we are unable to reply to unsuccessful applications. However, we will give full feedback to all candidates who are interviewed.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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