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Registered Nurse - Stroke - Experienced and Newly Qualifying Nurses

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Stroke Nursing
NHS AfC: Band 5
Permanent: Substantive
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Up to 37.5 hours per week)
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Southmead Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata
03/10/2021 23:59

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Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.


­­So, you’re eager to learn more about stroke nursing at North Bristol NHS Trust. Here are some of the reasons we’re unique…

  • The stroke unit based at Southmead Hospital is a large and passionate multidisciplinary team working together to deliver state of the art stroke care. Services we provide include; regional thrombectomy, thrombolysis, hyper-acute and acute stroke care and rehabilitation.
  • We lead the West of England’s specialised thrombectomy centre, a life-saving procedure which reverses the effects of severe strokes. We receive national investment, extra staff training, and are currently the second busiest service in the country.
  • Our nurses are involved in the holistic treatment of patients at all stages of their journey. We offer a named therapist, an individualised treatment plan, and therapy sessions at beside or within our therapy rooms and gym to achieve the best outcomes for patients in our care.
  • Our nurses are supported to progress their career within neurosciences. Within our bespoke rotations, nurses can move across the division or across the trust, and experienced nurses have the opportunity to complete University accredited specialist stroke courses.
  • Our unit prioritises mentoring initiatives, with an in-ward preceptorship programme and a wider preceptorship across the trust. Our nurses have progressed to leadership positions, specialist neuroscience nursing roles, and advanced practitioner professions.

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

  • Our health and wellbeing 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 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’.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

  • An experienced registered nurse with current NMC Registration, eager to channel your experience into a new and exciting role?
  • A newly qualified nurse with NMC registration ready to take the leap from theory to the clinical setting, supported by a structured preceptorship?
  • A student nurse in final year of study, excited to secure your first qualified post within an innovative Trust? 

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

  • Submit your application on Trac using the Apply button on this advert
  • Book a place at our digital engagement events to hear on demand presentation from our clinical teams and gain an insight into working life at our innovative Trust.
  • Follow us on social media to join in the conversation and gain an insight into  (search @NBTNursing on Twitter,FacebookLinkedIn and Instagram)

Please note, we are currently unable to accept applications from candidates who do not have registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Student Nurses will not be able to start in a band 5 role with us until they have received their registration and pin with the NMC.

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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.

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