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Registered Nurse - Neurological and MusculoSkeletal Sciences Division

Band 5

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Neurological and MusculoSkeletal Sciences
Band 5
Permanent: Substantive
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Up to 37.5 hours per week)
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Southmead Hospital
£25,655 - £31,534 £25,655 - £31,534 per annum pro rata
Salary period
14/10/2021 23:59

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So, you’re eager to learn more about Registered Nursing opportunities within our Neurological and MusculoSkeletal Sciences division at North Bristol NHS Trust. Here are some of the reasons we’re unique…

  • Our Neurological and MusculoSkeletal division has a wide variety of exciting specialties, each with their own unique challenges and rewards. Our specialties include Stroke, Neurosurgery, Elective Orthopaedics, Trauma, Neurology, Rheumatology, Spines, Neuropsychiatry and Neuropathology.
  • We are the Neurosurgical tertiary centre for the Severn region, providing all aspects of the Neurosurgical practice, including Cranial and Spinal Trauma, Neuro-Oncology, Cerebro-Vascular Surgery and Epilepsy Surgery. We are host Neuro and Orthopaedic Spinal services.
  • We are the largest specialist elective orthopaedic centre in the Southwest and the regional referral centre for complex and spinal surgery. Our Avon Orthopaedic Centre at Southmead Hospital is a centre of excellence in the South West.
  • We are pioneering in our approach to Stroke and Neurology nursing; since 2017, the trust has led a specialised acute stroke centre, treating patients from across the West of England and our trust performed the second largest number of Thrombectomy procedures in the country in 2018.

But it’s not just our nursing teams which are impressive; our trust itself is pioneering in its approach to healthcare. Let us tell you a little more about it…

  • Our health and well-being initiatives, devised by our dedicated staff wellbeing team, encompass lifestyle support, physical support and psychological support, and have been nationally recognised by REBA.
  • We value staff feedback; in the results of our 2020 staff survey, our response rate was 4% higher than the national average. We are continuing to strive for improvement with 72% of staff saying they would recommend our organisation as a place to work (up 3% from last year and 6% better than the national average)
  • Our staff don’t shy away from a challenge in aid of Southmead Hospital Charity. They cycle, run, row and race in aid of a fantastic cause, or sing in our staff choir and compete in ‘Southmead Does Strictly’.
  • We’re committed to supporting staff on their career journey with us offering personalised training packages and bespoke specialty rotations.
  • Staff are consulted on equity issues across the trust within their staff equality and development groups, with mentoring and support to succeed. Our trust is supporting the development of Bristol’s LGBT+ manifesto and a case study of good practice has been reported to NHS England in response to a government review of public services and Trans people.
  • Our clinical environment is award-winning in its approach to healthcare design; each patient room has a view, many of which are naturally ventilated and 75% of rooms in our Brunel Building are single and en-suite. With nurses in mind, our clinical spine carefully separates staff and patient areas, with a generous staff canteen extending out to a rooftop terrace.
  • Bristol is consistently voted the best place to live in the UK, with vibrant local music, arts and gastronomic scenes, a wide range of modern and state of the art shopping, recreation and leisure facilities, a wealth of great local family days out, fantastic transport links for local, national and internal holidays, and it has a rich history. 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)

Right, that’s enough about us… let’s focus on you. Are you…

  • An experienced registered nurse working in the hospital setting, eager for your next career move?
  • An experienced registered nurse working in a non-acute setting (i.e. nursing home etc) looking for a supportive environment to make the transition into acute care?
  • A newly qualified nurse ready to take the leap from theory to the clinical setting, supported by a structure preceptorship and inspirational team?

So, are we right for each other? Here are your next steps…

  • Submit your application via this advert
  • Book a place at our engagement events to tour Southmead Hospital, meet the teams you could be working with, and understand the trust’s approach to patient care.
  • Follow us on social media to join in the conversation and gain an insight into  (search @NBTNursing on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram)

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