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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/12/2019.

Medical Bank Locum

Job Reference: 339-MPLOC019

North Bristol NHS Trust
Medical Bank
Southmead Hospital, Bristol
Competitive Hourly Rates

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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.

NBT eXtra

NBT eXtra has been established by North Bristol NHS Trust to offer doctors the option of coming directly to us for locum work.

Our locum doctors can work for us on a PAYE basis. We offer hourly rates to match the rates paid by agencies. We also offer additional benefits such as the opportunity to work at a fixed location in a state-of-the-art hospital in one of the finest cities in the UK.

We can offer work to all grades, whether you are looking for adhoc bookings or long term bookings.


NBT eXtra can offer you competitive pay rates.

At North Bristol NHS Trust, based in Southmead, we setup NBT eXtra to offer locum doctors like you the chance to work with us directly, whilst still enjoying all the benefits of working through an agency.

What’s more you will work in our fantastic new £430 million hospital—a regional centre for excellence for Renal Medicine, Neurosciences, Burns, and Plastics, which is renowned both throughout the UK and internationally for its research and expertise. Choose to work with us, and you will be working at a leading-edge hospital supported by over 8,000 staff.

Our Major Specialities include:


Located inside our Brunel building at Southmead Hospital, we provide a regional hub for Neurological services in the South West of England. We’ve been at the forefront of advancements in this field since the 1940s, and we have an outstanding reputation which spans both across the UK and internationally in the areas of: Neurology, Neuroradiology, Neuropathology, Neurosurgery, Nursing, and Physiotherapy.


Our Orthopaedic Department at Southmead Hospital has a world-class reputation for its innovation and exceptional expertise, and is complimented by an extensive trauma injury service, which works alongside expert plastic surgery and neurosurgery units within the Trust. At the Avon Orthopaedic Centre (one the largest in the South West), our expertise in hip and knee surgery has earned us international acclaim, and we carry out approximately 1,000 knee operations each year, supported by 745 members of staff. We also have specialist services for spinal injuries, lower limb reconstruction, and upper limb reconstruction. Our Orthopedic Department is one of Europe’s premier facilities for foot and ankle related treatments.

Major Trauma

Our Major Trauma Centre at Southmead Hospital is one of the two primary centres serving the South West of England. It is equipped with a helipad and has major specialisms in neurosurgery, burns, and plastics. It is supported by a total of six acute trusts, as designated trauma units, and helps increase the chances of survival for patients who are in a critical condition. Our Trauma Centre is designed to make sure that all the patients who are admitted to us have the access to specialist equipment and expertise they need, across our orthopaedics, neurosurgery, and our radiology teams.


Working within our dynamic and progressive Acute Medical Unit at one of the UK’s largest NHS Hospital Trusts. The Acute Medical Team at Southmead Hospital specialises in the initial management of adult patients attending with emergency and acute medical conditions

Plastic Surgery

Our Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery service at our Southmead Hospital is one of the largest available in the UK, supported by a highly specialised team with an excellent knowledge based across burns, hands, lower limbs, breast construction, skin cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, head and neck cancer, and cleft lips, and palates.

We have five clinical nurse specialists, who offer support to patients following surgery, in addition to a rehabilitation programme. Our main team is made up of 52 clinical staff, and includes a clinical psychologist, for patients with disfigurement. The latter forms a part of our Outlook service, which also provides patients with access to speech and language therapy. Our Skin Cancer Centre offers a combined service all under one roof, delivering excellent care to over 2,000 patients every year.


Benefits you can enjoy while working alongside our enthusiastic and dedicated team include:

Pay & Awards

  • Competitive hourly rates
  • 33% Annual leave pay (Included in Rate)
  • 14% pension contribution
  • Employer national insurance contribution
  • Allowances – unsociable hours payments, on call & overtime

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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