NHS@Home Nurse

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa / pro rata
Closing date
4 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.

NHS@Home has six pathways, covering a wide range of conditions including frailty, respiratory, heart failure, and general medical & 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.

Working our team you will utilise a wide set of acute care skills in the community setting. You will contribute to a multi-disciplinary approach, undertaking virtual board rounds and working alongside specialist doctors, advanced clinical practitioners, nurses, AHP's and pharmacists to deliver an effective treatment plan that will make a real difference to the lives of local people.
  • Community nurse , based either from the Bristol Royal Infirmary or Weston General Hospital
  • Flexible working
  • No night shifts
  • Full and part-time opportunities
  • Secondments are welcome
  • Full induction and continuous training provided

Join our friendly and innovative team and become part of the future of the NHS.

Secondments are supported and are a great way to experience a new way of delivering nursing care whilst remaining part of UHBW

Main duties of the job

Working within the NHS@Home service, your duties will include:
  • Providing acute care to patients with complex and specialist needs in the community, across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.
  • Working alongside the multidisciplinary team to develop, implement and evaluate care plans.
  • Assessing the health and psychosocial needs of the patient within the hospital and community setting.
  • Plan and implement treatment and use a wide range of service to meet their needs.
  • Utilising a wide range of clinical skills to support the ongoing management of patients in their home environment e.g. delivering IV therapies, venepuncture, cannulation and wound care (not exhaustive list).
  • Communicating effectively, networking and liaising to ensure high quality responsive, safe, efficient and compassionate care is provided for our patients, carers and famili

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.

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

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 Personal Specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

The post holder will work in collaboration with the NHS@Home team at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and Weston General Hospital plus our BNSSG system partners at Sirona and NBT. Hours of operation are 0700-21:30

It is essential that you hold a valid full UK driving license and have daily access to an insured car with business insurance as you will drive to people's homes to provide nursing care. Travel expenses will be paid.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • RGN.1st Level
  • Current live NMC Registration and PIN


  • Training Qualification or equivalent experience
  • Relevant post registration course



  • Respecting Everyone
  • Embracing change
  • Recognising Success
  • Working Together

Knowledge and Experience


  • Registered nurse with current NMC licence to practice
  • Holds a full UK driving licence and has access to an insured car to complete community visits
  • Evidence of continued professional development i.e., a professional portfolio and participation in appraisal and development review
  • Evidence of attendance at mandatory training appropriate to the role
  • Sound knowledge of health promotion issues to ensure junior staff, patients and carers are provided with education, support and advice as required
  • Evidence of experience and knowledge of the importance of resource management including protocols for staff utilisation, equipment, and products for clinical care


  • To have achieved a recognised teaching & assessing qualification
  • Completion of training for additional clinical skills required in the service i.e. IV drug administration, cannulation, venepuncture and wound care (not exhaustive list)
  • Training for the use of pumps or machinery relevant to the service

Skills and Abilities


  • Good basic level of English language demonstrated through effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to solve problems and use initiative
  • Ability to develop own clinical skills and a willingness to participate in continuing professional development
  • Competency in medication administration including IV drug administration or willingness to undergo training
  • Basic IT skills (e.g. Microsoft packages)
  • Ability to take the lead, initiate and ensure appropriate action in response to the deteriorating patient
  • Interpersonal skills - Calm - Supportive - Motivated - Professional
  • Willingness to develop teaching skills
  • Able to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Able to manage difficult situations
  • Awareness of audit & research
  • Self-motivated
  • A team player
  • Recognition of own limits
  • Flexible working practices for 24 hour service
  • General good health, Able to work on feet for long periods. Aware that the role can be stressful and emotional at times

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Infirmary

Upper Maudlin St



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