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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/02/2019.

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Rheumatology Nurse Specialist - Band 7

Job Reference: 339-TCJ0078-A

North Bristol NHS Trust
Southmead Hospital, Bristol
£33222 - £43041 per annum pro rata

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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.

We have an exciting opportunity for 1 (0.8 WTE) Rheumatology Specialist Nurses to join our dynamic and motivated Rheumatology Team. We are looking for enthusiastic, interested and efficient Rheumatology Nurse Specialists with knowledge or a genuine interest in Rheumatology.




You will be joining our experienced team of Band 7 Rheumatology Nurse Specialists and will be responsible for running nurse led clinics, managing a case load of patients and managing the rheumatology advice line. Your role will be to facilitate the provision of high quality specialist nursing to patients with a wide range of rheumatological conditions. We work closely with our Consultant and multi-disciplinary colleagues to ensure that high standards of care are met.




We would welcome applications from Band 7 Specialist Nurses from any speciality, we would also be able to support a Band 7 training post, starting at Band 6 and training with education, support and competencies to develop into a Band 7 Rheumatology Specialist Nurse. There will be an opportunity to develop a sub-speciality role within Rheumatology.





For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details or to arrange an informal visit please contact either Dr Harsha Gunawardena (Lead Rheumatology Consultant) or Alison Bayliss (Rheumatology Nurse Specialist) via Pam Stone (Rheumatology Secretary) on 0117 414 2851

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.

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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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