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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Division of Medicine
Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Full and Part Time available)
Job ref
Bristol Royal Infirmary
£27,055 - £32,934 pa pro rata
Salary period
02/04/2023 23:59

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. The Trust has many and varied career opportunities for you to choose from.

UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact.

Job overview

Acute Medicine Nurses

Would you like to join a forward thinking and innovative Division that has plenty of career opportunities ?

Why not enhance your career, here at UHBW. Come and join us to find out what it is like working in an ‘outstanding’ rated twice organisation, as we continue to build our caring and compassionate workforce. If variety and career progression is what you are after then the Division of Medicine is the place to be. We are the largest clinical bed base within the Trust and offer a wide range of medical specialisms.

If you are a Band 5 Registered Nurses who is passionate about delivering high quality care to your patients, in a well-supported environment, this is your opportunity to join us on our journey with our talented and passionate teams.

As every day is an ‘Open day’ we welcome and encourage informal visits to have a look around.  If you are unsure about coming to a large teaching hospital we guarantee strong leadership, career progression and support in all our clinical areas. We offer ‘taster’ sessions i.e. shadowing a Registered Nurse for a shift and enable “returning to acute / hospital care” and will aim to have you being in charge of a shift by 6 months!

Main duties of the job

Currently, we have opportunities in the following departments:

 Acute clinical settings:

  • Assessment units - Older Persons Assessment Unit (OPAU) / Acute Medical Unit (AMU)
  • Short Stay Medical Ward
  • Acute Older adult wards
  • Acute Respiratory

 In return for your hard work you will receive the following benefits:

  • Working in a diverse and innovative clinical division
  • We recognise the importance of enhanced number of RN ratio to provide quality care to our patients.
  • Flexible working
  • Opportunities to enhance your skillset through on-going support/ training and development
  • Preceptorship for newly qualified nurses
  • Career progression
  • Minimum of 262.5 hours holiday per annum (increasing with length of service)
  • Industry leading pension scheme
  • Access to discounts in a multitude of local and national outlets

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, with a workforce of over 13,000 staff and 100+ different clinical services across 10 sites, serving a population of over 500,000 people across Bristol and Weston. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to patients. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust, committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact.

Join us and you can enjoy city living, be in the countryside or by the seaside, with easy access to all the South West offers. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

As an equal opportunities employer, actively working towards a diverse workforce, we aim to create a workforce that represents the diversity of our community and are committed to designing our services around the needs of patients and their loved ones. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person specification

Education & Training

Essential criteria
  • RN (NMC registered) / or NVQ 3 Operating Department Practice pre 2004 or Diploma in Higher Education Operating Department Practice post 2004
  • Current NMC registration / or current Health Professions Council registration for ODPs
Desirable criteria
  • Work towards relevant university accredited post basic study programmes Eg: A&E course, ITU course, Care of the Elderly, PICU, Renal, Oncology, etc

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • Broad knowledge and experience of clinical nursing practice within a hospital environment.
  • Interest in the clinical area
  • Experience of teaching
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of taking charge

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Marilyn White
Job title
Division of Medicine Recruitment Lead
Email address
Additional information