This job has expired

Newly Qualified Adult Staff Nurse

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

View more

Job summary

Newly Qualified Adult Nurse 2023 - Preceptorship Programme

Are you a student nurse graduating in 2023 looking for supportive environment in which to start your career?

Would you like to work in a forward-thinking Trust that believes that the wellbeing of its staff is instrumental in delivering the best in patient care?

As one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK we have plenty of opportunities enabling your ongoing career development.

University Hospitals Bristol & Weston Trust is the ideal location for you to start your nursing career. 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

We have openings in the following specialities at the Bristol Royal Infirmary:
  • Medical wards within:
    • Elderly Care
    • Respiratory
    • Gastro and Hepatology
    • Older Persons Assessment Unit (OPAU)
    • Medical Assessment Unit (AMU)

Surgical wards including:
  • Trauma & Orthopaedics,
  • Surgical & Trauma Assessment Unit,
  • Upper & Lower GI,
  • ENT & Thoracic
  • Theatres & Endoscopy
  • Critical care - General & Cardiac ICU

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.

We are keen to support you into a role here at UHBW, rather than go through a formal interview process we would like you invite to a career discussion with our Divisional Recruitment Leads, who will support you in ensuring that you get your nursing career off to a flying start. These discussions will take place every Wednesday.

If you are interested in AMU, ED or Critical Care you will be invited to a formal interview due to the high level of interest in these areas.

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 and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • 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


  • Work towards relevant university accredited post basic study programmes Eg: A&E course, ITU course, Care of the Elderly, PICU, Renal, Oncology, etc

Knowledge and Experience


  • Broad knowledge and experience of clinical nursing practice within a hospital environment
  • Interest in the clinical area
  • Experience of teaching


  • Experience of taking charge

Skills and Abilities


  • Demonstrate competence in clinical skills relevant to the clinical area
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, able to communicate effectively with patients, carers and MDT.
  • Computer skills
  • Competence in calculations for safe administration of medicines/fluids
  • Ability to take the lead, initiate and ensure appropriate action in response to the deteriorating patient
  • Clinical decision making ability
  • Teaching/supervisory skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

387-NQ-UHBW-May/Jun 23-IK

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert