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Senior Staff Nurse- AMU

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We haveanexciting opportunityafor Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse in the Department of Acute Medicine.

AMU is a 24hr unit caring for patients requiring assessments, medical interventions and ongoing treatment. This fast paced, high acuity unit receives patients directly from GP surgery's and our SDEC department. Once we have assessed and stabilised our patients, they either move to a specialty ward or discharged home.

As a nursing team we work closely with and are well supported by our MDT colleagues to ensure our patients receive the best possible care and treatment to ensure they can be discharged as quickly as possible.

If you feel you can bring excellent leadership and clinical skills, have experience of working within General Internal Medicine and would thrive working in a hospital that has been rated as good by the CQC, this senior staff nurse post could be for you.

Main duties of the job

To work according to the Nursing and Midwifery Code of Professional Conduct and relevant professional guidelines to provide a high standard of patient care using a flexible patient centered care approach.

To provide an expert level of professional practice within nursing (speciality), and to be responsible for the management of a nursing team, providing advice, information and support. To actively support the sister/charge nurse, assisting in the safe, effective and efficient management of the ward/department and deputising in their absence.

To assume responsibility for undertaking tasks delegated by the sister/charge nurse including mentoring roles, auditing and clinical governance. To promote a ward/department environment that is conducive to learning, supporting and participating in the supervision/teaching of the more junior and/or new staff, both nursing and other members of the multidisciplinary team

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 person specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification



  • Supportive
  • Respectful
  • Innovative
  • Collaborative

Skills and Abilities


  • Evidence of recent relevant continuous professional development. Clinical competence in all aspects of Emergency Care
  • Ability to direct, supervise and lead more junior staff
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise care to ensure high standards are maintained
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to identify problems and act appropriately to maintain an efficient service
  • Competence in advanced skills such as cannulation
  • Evidence of the application of national strategies in clinical practice

Qualifications and Training


  • Current NMC Registration
  • Emergency Care Course
  • Intermediate Life Support Course or equivalent
  • Qualification in Teaching, assessing and Mentoring

Knowledge and Experience


  • Significant Emergency Care and Acute Medicine experience in an Acute hospital setting
  • Evidence of Clinical Competence in critical care Assessment
  • Ability to take the lead on innovative practice
  • Experience of teaching/mentoring/support staff

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Infirmary

Upper Maudlin Street



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