Senior Staff Nurse

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa OR pa pro rata
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced Critical Care Nurse? Are you looking to develop your expertise in leadership in a progressive, dynamic and friendly Critical Care Unit?

The General Adult Critical Care Unit at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston currently has full time substantive Band 6 posts vacancies due to our critical care expansion. There is no better time to join Critical Care at UHBW!

You will join our team in our General Intensive Care/ High Dependency Unit who care for patients from diverse specialties across the region. our work incorporates emergencies, planned elective care and long-term rehabilitation for critically dependent patients.

UHBW is a tertiary referral centre for Thoracic, ENT, GI surgery, Oncology, Cardiac and the Bristol ECMO service for the South West in conjunction with North Bristol Trust.

We are a large, diverse team, who pride ourselves on our positive, welcoming attitude and valuing the contribution of all our staff and we currently require Band 6 nurses to join our team here.

The unit also has a team of Critical Care Practice Educators in place to support development and education of all staff. We are a highly motivated multidisciplinary team committed to giving excellent patient care.

Main duties of the job

As a Band 6 Nurse you would be responsible for supporting the overall daily management of the Critical Care Unit, co-ordinating and leading clinical shifts, providing direct patient care. You will also lead and participate with projects to enable us to give the excellent care we currently provide. The Band 6 role includes rotation onto nights and weekends.

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


  • NMC registration
  • Evidence of formal ongoing professional development
  • Evidence of formal teaching qualification or working towards
  • Evidence of the Intensive Care Course

Knowledge and Experience


  • Proven experience of teaching and mentoring
  • Proven leadership and management experience. Act as professional role model
  • Current ICU experience


  • Surgical post registration experience
  • Demonstrate recent experience of managing change
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical expertise and sound knowledge of clinical issues

Skills and Abilities


  • Evidence of organisation:- - prioritisation - communication skills including interaction with the multidisciplinary team
  • Expert at planning, delivering and evaluating all aspects of patient care
  • Awareness of professional responsibilities to self and others


  • Innovative and participates with practice and policy change
  • Ability to undertake day to day and ongoing management in the absence of Sister/Charge Nurse i.e. demonstrating budget control awareness, managing complaints, staff issues etc
  • Ability to support the Sister / Charge Nurse with strategic planning
  • Ability to rapidly respond to changes within the clinical environment
  • Knowledge/experience of audit and research
  • Participate in development/management of staff



  • Compassionate
  • Professional
  • Leadership
  • Integrity

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Infirmary

Upper Maudlin Street



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