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Registered Nurse - Surgical Admissions Unit- Band 5

Job Reference: 339-ASCR-SAU-B

North Bristol NHS Trust
Surgical Nursing
Brunel Building, Bristol
£23,023 - £29,608 per anu

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Registered Nurse Band 5 – Surgical Admissions Unit




We are looking to recruit Registered Nurses to work in our Surgical Admissions Unit which is part of the largest Division at North Bristol Trust. The ward is a single point of entry for all emergency surgical admissions. This is a busy unit that cares for patients from a range of specialties including Urology, Vascular and General Surgery.


You will be based at our state-of-the art £450m Southmead Hospital with a basic salary £23,023 and £29,608 (AFC Band 5) dependent on experience/service, plus excellent NHS benefits.






    • Experience to work in an Acute high skilled ward


    • Flexible interview options – – If you do not live locally we can offer interviews via Skype or face to face –whichever is easiest for you.


    • Build a vast knowledge across all hospital specialties


    • Excellent mentoring and preceptorship


    • Close working with the surgical doctors to provide high quality care for patients


    • Being part of a vital Team


    • 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 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 (e.g Portishead, Chepstow, Clevedon, Nailsea, Frome and Thornbury)


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


THE ROLE – As a Staff Nurse, you will play a key role within a team of nursing staff in the delivery of evidence based patient-centered care, which is of a high standard. Key duties will include:


    • To be responsible for assessment, planning, provision, maintenance and evaluation of patient care


    • To be flexible in working across shift patterns covering a 24 hour period


    • To actively contribute to the provision of a good learning environment by taking on the role of mentor/assessor


    • To be the first point of contact for patients who are admitted to the unit.


    • Working within a team of nurses who will be responsible to provide all patients with a high standard of individualized patient care depending on their needs


    • To work in a busy environment where change happens at any time


    • Supporting the Hot Clinic


YOU: The successful Staff Nurse will be:


    • A Registered Nurse with active NMC registration


    • Passionate and empathic with patients


    • Dynamic and professional individual


    • Knowledgeable & understands and adheres to policy and procedures


    • Team Player who is able to work within a team in a busy environment supporting colleagues to provide the best care for the patient


Apply now! Or contact / 01174 145 980 for more information.


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


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.

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.

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

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