Newly Qualified Adult Nurse

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pa / pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Job summary

Are you a newly qualified Registered Nurse, or due to qualify in the next 6 -12 months?

Come and work for a Trust that believes your wellbeing is instrumental in delivering the highest standards of patient care.

University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is the ideal location for you to start your nursing career. Be part of a team who strive to deliver safe and compassionate care, and consistently improve through learning and innovation. If you are passionate about delivering safe, high-quality healthcare then we would love to hear from you!

Weston General Hospital is situated in the seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare and is a sought-after place to both live and work. We are proud to be part of one of the largest teaching Trusts in the South West. You will be an integral part of our friendly and welcoming team; a team committed to seeing you flourish.

As a newly registered nurse you will participate in our 12-month Preceptorship Programme which has recently been updated to utilise a blended learning model. It has been designed to support your transition from a student nurse to a confident and professional registered nurse. During this time, you will be assigned a Preceptor - an experienced member of the nursing team who will,along with other members of the clinical team,support you to develop and refine your knowledge and skills.

Main duties of the job

All candidates attend a Trust induction and all locations offer a supernumerary period of at least 2 weeks with some areas routinely offering longer.

Please state in your application your preferred specialty and state clearly the month and year you will be expecting to qualify.

You will need to provide contact details for your personal tutor and your final/most recent placement clinical mentor as referees.

** Please note this vacancy is not suitable for Overseas Registered Nurses required to take the OSCE exam **

About us

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sam Small, Recruitment Lead for Weston

Email address:

Telephone number: 01934 636363

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • oAble to demonstrate an understanding of audit and quality issues
  • oWillingness to develop within role


  • oPolitically astute re; changes in NHS/developments in NHS
  • oKnowledge of the area applying for

Skills, Abilities, Aptitudes


  • oAble to demonstrate awareness or importance of working as part of a team
  • oAble to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing using the English language proficiently
  • oAble to complete accurate & legible patient records


  • oAble to work under own initiative within boundaries of role
  • oAble to prioritise own work load and that of other as appropriate

Qualifications & Training


  • oRGN/EN
  • oCurrent NMC Registration
  • oFluent in the English Language - verified either by English taught qualification or a pass in an English language assessment


  • oAssessor Student Nursing/NVQ Assessor



  • oIV Certificated
  • oMotivated and flexible


  • oDemonstrate awareness of evidence based practice
  • oAbility to teach students and untrained staff to develop skills & willingness to develop skills
  • oI.T Skills
  • oUndertake assessment of students/NVQ
  • oAbility to contribute new ideas
  • oAbility to adapt to change

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