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Registered Nurse - Haemodialysis Satellite Unit, Southmead Hospital - Band 5 (Experienced and Newly Qualifying)

Band 5

Main area
Renal - Haemodialysis Unit
Band 5
Full time: Full and part time hours considered
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Southmead Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum (pro rata)
11/08/2020 23:59

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So, you’re eager to learn more about our Haemodialysis Satellite unit based in Southmead Hospital Bristol. Here’s a few reasons why we are unique….

  • We are part of the Richard Bright Renal Unit, a regional renal transplant centre with Haemodialysis Satellite Units across the South West. Our Trust is a centre of execellence for the delivery of care for people with renal impairment and our units are proud to participate in pioneering clinical trials, including H4RT and the Bioempendence Trial.
  • Our unit at Gate 5b is based in our award-winning Brunel building at Southmead Hospital. Our Brunel building has won multiple awards including a European Healthcare Design Award, Best Healthcare Design over 25,000 sqm and Best Acute Hospital development.
  • We are passionate about professional development. Within our Individual Performance Reviews, our nurses can share their personal career aspirations with the senior team and discuss opportunities for additional, including external specialist renal courses and internal management training hosted by our Learning and Development team.
  • We are proud of our diverse team and able to offer our nurses a range of shift patterns, including earlies, lates and long days which allow for a good work life balance. Our department in open Monday to Saturday, 6.30am – 7pm so our nurses receive every Sunday off duty.

But it’s not just our Haemodialysis unit which is impressive; our trust itself is pioneering, progressive and proud. Let us tell you a little more about it…

  • We’re committed to supporting staff on their career journey with us offering personalised training packages and bespoke specialty rotations. We also support internal transfers for those who wish to gain experience in a new specialty or further develop their skills.
  • We value staff feedback; in the results of our 2019 staff survey, our response rate was higher than the national average and highlighted we had improved in all the areas staff told us were priorities in 2018. Out of the 90 questions asked, we had made 73 improvements from the previous year with 69% of staff would recommend our organisation as a place to work (6% better than the national average).
  • Our nurses 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’.
  • Our staff are consulted on equity issues across the trust within equality and development groups, and given the mentoring and support to succeed. Our trust supports 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…

  • A registered nurse eager to channel your experience into a new and exciting role?
  • A newly qualified nurse ready to take the leap from theory to the clinical setting, supported by a structured preceptorship?
  • An experienced Haemodialysis nurse with the passion and talent to progress clinically and professionally?

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

  • Submit your application via this advert
  • Email to arrange an informal visit to the department.
  • Follow us on social media to join in the conversation and gain an insight into nursing within our trust (search @NBTNursing on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Instagram)

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Fiona Wilkes