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Senior Staff Nurse - A604

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata (Negotiable on experience)
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Full Time

Job Details

The senior staff nurse will work clinically on the 22 bedded trauma and Orthopaedic Ward. The post will also involve the Trauma Coordinator role which is rotated amongst all of the Band 6 staff on the T/O unit. The successful candidate will cover the Band 7 role during periods of Annual Leave. The role involves providing clinical leadership and expertise in managing this complex group of patients , It involves working very closely with the Orthogeriatric , Orthopaedic and wider MDT. There is a strong teaching element to the role . The Band 6 is expected to have expert knowledge about T& O and elderly patients.

Main duties of the job

  • Act as the clinical expert providing specialist knowledge and advice to Nurses, Therapist and junior medical staff working within the ward..
  • Communicate effectively within the multidisciplinary team, participate in motivating and supporting team members and maintain confidentiality with patients and staff. Give written and verbal advice/teaching to patients and carers.
  • Manage patient care according to agreed policies and protocols, taking appropriate action, seeking advice from other members of the multi-disciplinary team as necessary. This will include identification of risk (clinical, health, safety and security).
  • Closely monitor patients' status, ensuring all relevant observations/patient assessment criteria are accurately recorded and interpreted to ensure appropriate and timely corrective action is taken in accordance with current protocols, e.g. sepsis.
  • Undertake when fully trained and competent to undertake advanced nursing practices relevant to the clinical area.
  • Ensure that nursing procedures are performed in accordance with UHBW NHS Foundation Trust policies and local standard operating procedures

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


  • RGN 1st level
  • Current NMC Registration
  • 1 st Degree in nursing or health related subject, willing to undertake/ working towards
  • Relevant accredited post registration qualification at Level 3
  • Qualification in Teaching and Assessing


  • Willingness to work towards Masters level academic study



  • Supportive
  • Respectful
  • Innovative
  • Collaborative

Knowledge and Experience


  • Appropriate post-registration experience in nursing, specialty
  • Appropriate proven leadership and management experience
  • Proven commitment and experience, evidence in teaching


  • Experience of undertaking Research or Audit projects
  • Experience as a Preceptor /Mentor
  • Evidence of commitment to research based practice or evidence of project work undertaken

Skills & Abilities


  • Organisation and management skills
  • Teaching
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Flexibility, adaptability to meet needs of a changing service
  • Ability to perform clinical activities specific to speciality
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to manage difficult situations
  • Able to influence other team members
  • Act as a role model and as a mentor/assessor
  • Innovative and participates with practice and policy change
  • Awareness of professional responsibilities to self and others
  • Commitment to the development and provision of high quality nursing care
  • Awareness of current national changes in nursing / NHS

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Infirmary

Upper Maudlin St.



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