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Staff Nurse-ICU-Band 5

Job Reference: 339-ASCR-ICU-C

North Bristol NHS Trust
Intensive Care unit
Southmead Hospital, Bristol
£23,023- £29,608 per annu

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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.

Staff Nurse - Band 5 Intensive Care Unit


Previous applicants need not apply.




We are looking to recruit forward thinking, driven and talented nurses to join our exceptional team in one the largest and fastest growing Intensive Care Units in the Country. We strive to deliver safe and exceptional care in the 48 bedded state of the art unit at Southmead Hospital. The Intensive Care Unit is a regional centre for; major trauma, neurosciences, renal, burns, vascular and complex urology.


We offer a structured orientation and developmental programme, starting with the Foundation of Critical Care course for new starters to ICU. This consists of a series of study days during the first year covering all aspects of ICU nursing. We are fully committed to training and development, offering specialist courses for ICU, burns and neuro. We also have two simulation training suites located within the ICU and a dedicated education team.


There will be the opportunity to develop the clinical and leadership skills required to progress your career within our ICU. You will be working in Bristol – the capital of the South West. It's a beautiful, historic city and is as vibrant and lively now as it has ever been. Whether it's culture, shopping, eating out, sport or any other of life's essentials, you'll find them here.


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


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


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

For further details / informal visits contact:

Contact Sara millin on 0117 414 1501 or by email to arrange a visit or have an informal discussion about our ICU opportunities.

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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