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Staff Nurse Trauma - Band 5

Job Reference: 339-NMSK-TRAUMA

North Bristol NHS Trust
Musculoskeletal/neuroscience wards
Southmead Hospital, Bristol
£23,023 - £29,608per annum

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Staff Nurse – Major trauma – Band 5 Up to £29.6k + Excellent NHS Benefits






Staff Nurses are required to join our committed nursing team on Gate 26B. This ward is a busy 33 bedded major trauma ward with 24 single rooms and 2 four bedded bays with patients looked after by several different teams – orthopaedics, general surgery, neuro-surgery as well as plastics. North Bristol Trust is the major trauma centre for the Southwest of England.


You will be based at our state-of-the art £450m Southmead Hospital with a basic salary between £23,023k to £29,608k (AFC Band 5) – depending on experience, plus an additional supplement of 30% for Saturdays between 8pm and 6am and 60% supplement for Sundays and Bank holidays for any work undertaken as a result of working on a shift out of hours.




    • Work within our Major Trauma centre alongside the multi-disciplinary team


    • Benefit from ample opportunities to develop your clinical skills


    • Assist and follow patients after trauma in order to provide the best care for them and their families




    • Flexible interview options –via Skype or face to face –whichever is easiest for you.


    • Offering short or long shifts , full or part time


    • Speciality specific ward based and classroom training


    • Development opportunities


    • We offer flexible working in line with our flexible working policy.


    • Relocation support- available for up to £4,000 for eligible applicants*. Please email for more details


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 (eg Portishead, Chepstow, Clevedon, Nailsea, Frome and Thornbury)


THE ROLE – Key duties will include:


    • Working with patients who have undergone emergency surgery for trauma related injuries


    • Being responsible for coordinating and providing complete care to allocated patients and work as a part of the team


    • Working closely with members of the multidisciplinary team, including Therapists, doctors and specialty nurses.


    • To be actively involved in their own development and supporting junior member s of the team in their development


    • Supporting patients and their families during their stay


    • Supporting junior nurses and student nurses.


    • To strictly adhere to local and trust wide Infection Control policy and procedures


YOU: The successful Staff Nurse will be:


    • A Registered Nurse with active NMC registration


    • Flexible and willing to undertake internal rotation to night duty and weekends


    • Team player


    • Experienced in an Acute Hospital setting which is desirable but not essential


    • Hardworking with the drive to go the extra mile


Apply now! Or contact / 01174 145 980 for more information. If it’s not for you please share with anyone who might be interested – thanks! Unfortunately due to the volume of applications, we are unable to reply to unsuccessful applications. However, we will give full feedback to all candidates that have been shortlisted!


****This Role is eligible for our Internal Refer a Friend Scheme****


**Relocation - Criteria for eligibility is detailed in Trust Relocation policy and will need to be confirmed at offer**.



For further details / informal visits contact:

Eva Stacey -



The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 4141151.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

We are committed to Equal Opportunity - Job Share Applications are welcomed.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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