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Sister/Charge Nurse - NHS@Home - Band 6

North Bristol NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
5 Dec 2023
NHS@Home is an innovative service, providing care for people who are acutely unwell in their own homes across Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire. It offers an alternative to hospital and helps people return home from hospital more quickly too.

The service uses a mixture of face-to-face visits, phone and video calls, and remote monitoring through digital technology, to help people recover safely in the comfort of their own home.

NHS@Home has six pathways, covering a wide range of conditions including frailty, respiratory, heart failure, and general surgical recovery. Our team provide a very wide range of acute healthcare treatments within the home, in addition to monitoring health conditions and vital signs for deterioration.

The service is run in partnership between North Bristol Trust, Sirona care & health, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust and BrisDoc.

Join our team and become part of the future of the NHS

Services like NHS@Home are at the forefront of the NHS. They combine the very latest innovation and technology with holistic, person-centred and face to face - community care.

Working in our team you will learn a very wide set of acute care skills in a community setting. You'll also contribute to a multi-disciplinary approach, undertaking board rounds and working alongside consultants, advanced care practitioners, nurses and therapists to devise effective treatment plans that make a real difference to the lives of local people.

Main duties of the job

Working within the NHS@Home service as a band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse, your duties will include:
  • Coordinating the daily operations of the NHS@Home service from NBT base.
  • Having an oversight of all patients being supported under the service.
  • Supporting team members undertaking patient visits and make autonomous decisions regarding patient management plans.
  • Undertaking accurate patient assessments within in-patient and out-patient settings.
  • Supporting in-patient identification and manage referrals.
  • Oversee system-wide service capacity.
  • Assess patients and make comprehensive reports to the relevant MDTs.
  • Support Clinical Operations Lead and Senior Sister with the development, implementation and delivery of new clinical pathways and care initiatives to support service growth
  • Escalating clinical concerns appropriately.
  • Working autonomously making effective decisions.
  • Undertake community visits to deliver clinical care.

About us

North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead. We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised center of excellence in a range of services and major specialties. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.

North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.

Bristol is consistently voted the best place to live in the UK, with vibrant local music, arts and gastronomic scenes, a wide range of modern and state of the art shopping, recreation and leisure facilities, a wealth of great local family days out, fantastic transport links for local, national and internal holidays, and it has a rich history. If you prefer country, village or smaller town living, our Trust is also easily commutable from a range of attractive locations in North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and South Wales (such as Portishead or Chepstow).

For band 5 Registered Nurses and ODPs, relocation support may be available. Please emailNursing@nbt.nhs.ukfor more information

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a full overview of the Job Description and Personal Specification, please refer to the PDF documents as attached as additional documents to this advert.

The post holder will work in collaboration with the NHS@Home team at Southmead hospital and BNSSG system partners at Sirona and UHBW. Hours of operation are 0700-21:30

It is essential you hold a valid full UK driving license and have access to an insured car with business insurance. Travel expenses will be paid.

Permanent positions are available (1.42 WTE) and Secondment/fixed terms opportunities are also available (1.84 WTE).

Person Specification



  • RGN with current UK recognised, live Registration
  • Full UK driving licence


  • Teaching and assessing qualification

Work Experience


  • A current, acute and varied clinical background.
  • Understanding of the acute hospital processes relating to the in-patient pathway and discharge process.
  • Experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Appropriate post registration experience.


  • Knowledgeable experience of audit.
  • Experience of service development.



  • Is competent in a range of clinical skills
  • I.T skills to include Microsoft Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook Email.

Personal Qualities


  • Able to demonstrate initiative and work autonomously
  • Team leader, able to relate to all grades of staff.
  • Able to work and remain calm under pressure.

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


North Bristol NHS Trust, Southmead Hospital

Southmead Road


BS10 5NB

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