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NQ Nurse

Job Reference: 339-QNSEP19

North Bristol NHS Trust
Southmead Hospital, Bristol
£23023 - £29608 per annum

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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.

Are you a student nurse, due to complete your adult nursing degree by the Autumn of 2019?

Newly qualifying Staff Nurses are required by North Bristol NHS Trust, one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in the UK, providing hospital and community healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.

You will be working within our state-of-the-art Brunel Building, one of the most modern hospitals in Europe, and we have a strong international reputation for clinical excellence. Your basic salary will start on £23023 and progress up to £29608 per annum (AFC Band 5).

We are looking to recruit on a full-time basis and may be able to offer part-time hours; however, the ability to be flexible across our entire shift patterns is vital.

Why Apply?
• An opportunity to work within a pioneering service - we are the Major
Trauma Centre for the South West Region and a specialist regional/national
centre for a number of services, including neurosurgery, renal, plastics,
burns and orthopaedics.
• You will be core to an exciting opportunity to deliver patient care within an
ambitious and improving large acute NHS Trust (~£550m turnover, ~8000+
• We provide a wide range of in-house training relevant to each of our nursing
specialties, and a mentor is assigned to support your continuing
professional development. External study days are also provided for the
specialist skills required for your role and provide revalidation support for
NMC registrants.
• We offer a vibrant and friendly working environment where teamwork is
highly valued.
• Induction and orientation programme and a supernumerary period – we
ensure all our qualifying students take part in a competency based
Professional Development Pathway.

Bristol is consistently voted as one of the best places to live in the UK, with a rich history, thriving arts, music, gastronomic and independent retail scenes, excellent transport links and easy access to the spectacular countryside and coastlines of South Wales, Devon, Dorset and Cornwall.

The Role:
As a Staff Nurse, you will ensure the optimum delivery of skilled patient care and provide assistance to senior clinical staff. Key duties will include:

• Basic nursing care for group of patients with multiple needs
• Organise and participate in the delivery of high standards of evidence
based nursing care
• Administration of medication
Assessment and observation of patients
• To contribute towards health promotion for all patients by providing
education, support and advice, as necessary
• To provide high quality, effective, individualised care to all patients by
assessing care needs and developing, implementing and evaluating them
without supervision

The successful Nurse will be due to qualify and register with the NMC by Autumn 2019 or have completed a degree and awaiting registration. You will also be:

• Able to remain calm in pressured environments
• Resilient, ambitious and compassionate
• Excited by a new challenge
• Able to communicate effectively with both patients and staffs on all levels
• Able to work within a diverse community of patients and healthcare

What We Offer?
We can offer you a range of opportunities in both general acute and specialist areas of work, as we provide regional and national services for a number of areas. We can offer you a range of specialties to choose from:

• Medicine (Acute, Complex Care and Emergency)
• Theatres and Medi-Rooms
• Intensive Care
• Neurosciences
• Renal and Transplant
• Surgical
• Musculoskeletal

So, if you are one of those special people who live up to our values and share our passion for ‘exceptional healthcare, personally delivered’, we will love to hear from you.

If you have any questions relating to working at North Bristol NHS Trust as a Newly Qualified Nurse, or questions about the recruitment process, please feel free to contact the Recruitment Team by email:

Closing Date: 4 February 2018 – Apply now!
Interview Dates: 6, 7 March 2018

For further details please contact: Debra Ford, on 0117 41 45964 or by email:

For further details / informal visits contact:

Debra Ford
0117 41 41151

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.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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