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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/09/2021.

Adult Critical Care Nurse

Job Reference: 387-S-2188-SEP-KB

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Critical Care
Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol
£25,655 - £31,534 pa pro rata

We are seeking applicants keen to progress in a career in Adult Critical Care. At University Hospitals Bristol we have opportunities for both general and cardiac intensive care units. Both Units employ cutting edge technology; have an innovative bedside clinical information system in place and there are Critical Care Practice Educators in place in both areas to facilitate education and the development of new starters.

The Cardiac Intensive Care unit is a 24 bedded unit treating level 3 and level 2 patients on the cardiac surgical pathway pre and post operatively. The multidisciplinary team work closely together and include cardiac surgery surgical team, Cardiac anaesthetic team, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and allied health professionals.

General Intensive Care unit is a 21 bedded unit which caters for level 3 and 2 patients from many specialities including medical and surgical patients, oncology, and haematology, elective and emergency admissions. We are also a tertiary referral centre for out of hospital cardiac arrest patients out of hours.

Both Critical Care Units are dynamic, highly innovative departments and patients are cared for by a range of skilled healthcare professionals who provide expert, family centred care for patients with complex critical care needs.

We aim to recruit new staff into one of our cohorts which commence 4 times a year – this is to optimise educational and supernumerary pathways and provide good group peer support. Recognising that this may not work for all new starters we would be very happy to discuss alternate start dates if needed.

    • Successful applicants can expect:
    • Allocation into a welcoming team who will support your development with mentorship and peer support.
    • A structured educational program with in-house and regional study sessions, including a series of critical care study days for staff new to the specialty.
    • Transparent, fair process for application for funding of relevant academic courses.
    • Exposure to a variety of clinical experiences with our diverse range of patients.

We would love to hear from nurses with a real passion for excellence in quality, patient-centered care.

For further details / informal visits contact:

The Nurse in Charge General Intensive care A600 on 0117 3427600.

Or Nurse in charge Cardiac Intensive Care on 01173421599.


University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is CQC rated Outstanding. As one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West, we have over 13,000 staff, over 100 different clinical services. Working in ten hospitals across Bristol and Weston, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond.

Our hospitals are based across Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, meaning you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, with easy access to all that the South West has to offer.

UH Bristol and Weston is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.


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