Staff Nurse NHS @ Home

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023
Job summary

Are you looking for a change of scenery?

An opportunity has arisen in the NHS@Home team, based at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston General Hospitals. With growing evidence that supports the benefits of a 'home first' approach for our patients, there has never been a better time to be part of the expanding NHS@Home service.

We are looking for B5 healthcare professionals to join our small but friendly multidisciplinary team of nurses, pharmacists, physician associates, AHP and microbiology consultants. The NHS@Home service provides a 7-day service, currently 0800-1830 (no nights) but we can offer flexible working arrangements.

NHS@Home acts as an extension to our UHBW Hospitals in Bristol and Weston, enabling patients to go home to continue their hospital treatments in the comfort of their own homes. The B5 role in our team will allow you to continue to utilise and develop your acute clinical skills whilst applying them to the care of patients in their home setting.

As nurse in the NHS@Home team, you will be involved in community-based care, currently Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapies, frailty, Heart Failure, Respiratory and general medical and surgical virtual wards.

Please note: Full time or part time working patterns, weekend work but no nights.

Main duties of the job

You will work autonomously, delivering individualised treatments and care to our patients in their own homes; enabling our patients to leave hospital sooner and prevent hospital admissions

The post holders will be based out of the Bristol Royal Infirmary/Weston General Hospital, working as part of the Multidisciplinary Team within University Hospitals Bristol and Weston to provide specialist nursing care, assessment, education, and support to patients who are referred into the at home pathways.

Staff work daily in the community visiting patients in their homes and the post holder will be expected to hold a valid driving license and be a car owner with a valid insurance certificate covering business use as you will be required to use your own vehicle for daily visits. Your travel expenses will be reimbursed as per Trust guidelines, and we will provide residential parking permits.

About us

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. 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. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. 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 recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • RGN.1st Level or other registered healthcare qualification
  • Current NMC/ registered healthcare Registration


  • Training Qualification or equivalent experience
  • Relevant post registration course

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of caring for sick patients in a variety of settings
  • Current drivers license and access to a car daily - E


  • Previous experience of speciality
  • Experience of taking charge

Skills and Abilities


  • Good basic level of English language demonstrated through effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to solve problems and use initiative
  • Ability to develop own clinical skills and a willingness to participate in continuing professional development
  • Competency in medication administration including IV drug administration or willingness to undergo training
  • Ability to take the lead, initiate and ensure appropriate action in response to the deteriorating patient
  • Basic IT skills (e.g. Microsoft packages)
  • Interpersonal skills - Calm - Supportive - Motivated - Professional
  • Able to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Able to manage difficult situations
  • Willingness to develop teaching skills
  • Awareness of audit & research
  • Self-motivated
  • A team player
  • Recognition of own limits
  • Flexible working practices for 24 hour service
  • General good health, Able to work on feet for long periods. Aware that the role can be stressful and emotional at times.

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