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Registered Nurse - Recovery, HDU and Maternity - Band 5

North Bristol NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Maternity Nurse will support the midwifery team to provide holistic care to women and birthing people. You may be required to work across the maternity unit and in the future the successful applicant may become part of a rotational team that rotates to NICU and Gynaecology.

You will work independently within the role of an Adult Nurse, under the leadership of register Midwives.

The post holder will provide nursing care in the acute inpatient setting to women and birthing people. As an adult Nurse, you will not be responsible for the care of babies and will not replace the role of the Midwife in maternity care.

You will be provided with appropriate training to work within the maternity setting, based on your individual needs.


Main duties of the job

The post holder must be a Registered Nurse who can demonstrate the following:

o Effective communication skills, verbal & written, to include report writing and record keeping.o Excellent interpersonal skills with patients and multidisciplinary team.o Effective computer / IT skills and expectation to develop these in line with the needs of the service.o Ability to undertake shift worko Contribution to team developmento Sound knowledge of the guidelines set out in the NMCo Excellent organisational skills, proven ability to problem solve and remain calm under pressure

About us

Our maternity services provide a full range of maternity care. Our dedicated midwives, doctors, maternity care support workers and support staff are committed to providing personalised care to the highest standards.

The service at North Bristol Trust is based at Southmead Hospital and provides a full range of obstetric services. The maternity department is one of the largest in the country, was awarded 'Good' by the CQC has more than 5200 births each year offering women the choice of 4 places of birth.

These include a Consultant led Obstetric Unit with 2 HDU rooms and 9 birthing rooms and a pool room. . The antenatal ward hosts a Triage, day assessment area and inpatient ward. The postnatal ward prides itself on giving the best quality postnatal care, caring for each other and the new mothers, families and babies.

The Maternity services are well renowned nationally and internationally, having created and developed PROMPT and has a wide research portfolio. Room 10 is a truly multi-disciplinary hub room on the central delivery suite which demonstrates the value of working alongside others with professionalism and safety.

Midwives working at NBT describe the kindness and care that is demonstrated to each other. Great importance is placed on civility and a team ethos of going the extra mile together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Care Management

Provides direct patient care in the maternity and theatre areas commensurate with their post. Is responsible for assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of care of patients Identifies individual patient requirements and acts effectively on changing needs, liaising with, and directing relevant staff. Organises time, equipment, and staff to deliver safe and efficient patient care. Gives skilled support to medical staff and other members of the multidisciplinary team. Administers drugs and treatments as prescribed in accordance with Trust Policies and Standard Operating Procedures. Demonstrates effective communication within departments and multidisciplinary team. Advises patients, their carers and other staff on the promotion of health and prevention of illness. Recognises situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the individual and institutes preventative measures. Identifies the priorities of care for patients, liaising with and directing relevant staff. Organise and participate in the delivery of high standards of evidence-based nursing care. Take regular responsibility to carry out required planned, direct patient care to a high standard without direct supervision in accordance with established nursing procedures and policies. To report to the appropriate members of the multidisciplinary team any significant changes in a patients condition or situation. To take personal responsibility for ensuring that patients are treated with courtesy at all times, the individual needs of patients are respected and confidentiality is maintained at all times. To be able to act in emergency situations and to be familiar with emergency procedures including fire and resuscitation. To be responsible for the support and direction of junior staff in such situations according to Trust policy Promote a parent and baby friendly environment adapting to the needs of the individual. Quality Management Report to nurse in charge/line manager all complaints, incidents or accidents involving self, staff, patients, visitors and complete relevant documentation according to Trust procedure. Ensure the safe custody of patients valuables and property according to Trust policies. Complies and works in accordance with Trust Policies and Standard Operating Procedures Participates in risk assessments as required by senior colleagues and Directorate Risk Manager Identifies and acts upon any risk that could affect the safety of patients or staff, accessing support from senior staff as necessary Reports any accidents, incidents or near misses using the Trust Datix reporting system Participates in audits of patient care. Contribute to the implementation of improvements of working methods and practices Participates in working groups to facilitate changes and improvements within the Operating Department, Directorate and Trust. Handles complaints by patients, clients, their carers and staff according to Trust policies.

Financial Management Contributes to the monitoring and control of the use of resources within budgetary limits Assists with developing the financial awareness of the team so that individual staff contribute to the efficient use of resources

Information Management Contributes to the collection, recording and storage of information using both paper based and electronic systems Make use of relevant of information in decision making, problem solving and care management

Staff Management Develop own supervisory skills and competence, undertaking a teaching/assessing module. Contributes to the supervision, development and coaching of individual staff so that they function effectively within their role and responsibilities in accordance with Trust policies and Standard Operating Procedures Provides clear instructions and accurate information to junior staff, students and support workers. Monitors and evaluates their work to ensure standards are maintained. Assists with the process of allocating workload to junior staff, students and support workers which is within each individuals competence and capability.

Professional Development Practices in accordance with NMC Seeks to develop new skills, participates in competency based training programmes. Facilitates the professional development needs of the theatre team and facilitate their development through Appraisal and Development ReviewUndertakes any training required in order to maintain competency including mandatory training

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Effective communication skills, verbal and written, to include report writing and record keeping
  • Sound knowledge of the guidelines set out in the NMC

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


Southmead Hospital


BS10 5NB

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