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Experienced Children's Staff Nurse - PICU

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa / pro rata
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Adult ICU Staff Nurse wanting experience in Paediatric ICU (PICU)

Bristol Royal Hospital for Children hosts the regional Paediatric Intensive Care Unit for the south west region of England with 18 beds. We provide a tertiary service for all paediatric sub specialities: trauma, burns, neurosurgery, general surgery, cardiology/cardiac surgery, renal transplant, respiratory, ENT, metabolic medicine, neurology. The unit also provides supra regional critical care support to the children with congenital heart disease in south Wales with WATCh, our retrieval service, supporting the critical care transport requirements for this population.

We have an unique opportunity for experienced adult nurses with critical care experienceto join our friendly and inclusive team to learn new skills in order to improve knowledge about caring for paediatric patients in a supportive environment.

A bespoke education package is offered in a department with strong research links and opportunities for a number of link roles. Continuing professional development is actively encouraged.

We have permanent and fixed term (minimum 12 months) opportunities in our intensive care unit for enthusiastic and committed nurses who have significant adult critical care experience to join us and we welcome informal visits to come and meet the team.

Anticipated interview dates will beof 5thand 9th Oct. 2023

Main duties of the job

Bristol Royal Hospital for Children provides services for children from across the South West of England, and is one of the UK's five specialist Paediatric Major Trauma Centres. The hospital is nestled in the heart of the lively city of Bristol. A city brimming with art and culture, restaurants and nightlife. A place where you can live and grow, raise a family and discover the true meaning of work-life balance.

So, what are you waiting for? Apply today to take advantage of this opportunity.

This post is not suitable for internationally educated nurses requiring OSCE to register with NMC UK

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

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
  • Act in a professional manner
  • Self motivated
  • A team player
  • Recognition of own limits

Public Sector Language Competency


  • Be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard

Qualifications and and Training


  • RSCN/ RN child branch (NMC registered) or equivalent
  • Current NMC registration


  • Work towards relevant university accredited post basic study programmes e.g. teaching and assessing course

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Upper Maudlin St.



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