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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/11/2021.

Adult Nurse - Respiratory Outpatients

Job Reference: 387-M-1861-GB-F

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Nursing and Midwifery
Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol
£25,655 - £31,534 pa pro rota

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. The Trust has many and varied career opportunities for you to choose from.

UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact.

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

The Trust is committed to investing in and caring for all of our staff. We will support you in maintaining and improving your health and wellbeing, as well as your career development through management and training support - developing exceptional people for exceptional careers.

We hope that you will decide to join us and become part of this exciting journey, helping us to shape our future together.


Are you interested in Respiratory Medicine? Are you looking for something completely different? Would you like to further develop your skills in leadership and management?

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated, confident registered nurse to join our friendly and well established respiratory team.

The respiratory department runs many different clinics, to name a few bronchiectasis, lung cancer, TB, pleural and severe asthma so you will have the opportunity to take care of patients with a wide variety of respiratory conditions.

Support and orientation to out-patients will be provided as part of your induction.

This job vacancy is for 30 hours a week, days and hours negotiable.

Some roles and responsibilities of the out-patient RN include:

  • Working in the clinical area alongside the multi-disciplinary team to ensure the smooth flow of clinics which requires excellent communication skills, time-keeping and problems solving skills.
  • Leadership and management of junior staff, dealing with and managing complaints, plan and organise the out-patient department.
  • To act as an effective role model promoting excellence through practice.
  • Managing and taking care of acutely unwell patients in an out-patient setting and facilitating prompt transfers if required.
  • Clinical skills to be acquired whilst in post, arterial blood gas sampling, venepuncture, cannulation, assisting with pleural procedures, set up and teaching of nebulised antibiotics, assisting with PICC/mid lines insertion and removal, mantoux tests and inhaler techniques (not an exhaustive list).

Please note – this vacancy is not suitable for Overseas Registered Nurses required to take the OSCE exam

For further details / informal visits contact:

Ros Badman, CNS Respiratory and Team Lead or 0117 3424941

UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

With strong links to the University of Bristol and University of West of England we are the major medical research and training centre in the region, using findings to continually improve our patient care and attracting the highest calibre clinical staff from across the UK.

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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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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