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PICU Showcase event -Registered Children's & Adult Nurses

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa / pro rata
Closing date
3 Jun 2024
Calling all passionate registered nurses!

Join Us for a Morning of Discovery at Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at our showcase event on Monday 24th June at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

Are you ready to embark on an enriching journey into the heart of paediatric critical care? Join us for an exclusive showcase event at our renowned PICU, where you'll have the opportunity to dive into the world of paediatric critical care nursing like never before.

??? Meet our Expert Team: Get to know the dedicated professionals who form the backbone of our PICU. From seasoned veterans to bright newcomers, our multidisciplinary team is committed to excellence in every aspect of paediatric critical care.

? Hands-On Skills and Simulation: Experience the thrill of hands on learning as you engage in interactive simulations tailored to replicate real - life scenarios encountered in the PICU. Sharpen your skills and build confidence under the guidance of our experienced mentors.

? Explore Career Pathways: Discover the myriad of career pathways available within our dynamic PICU environment. Whether you're a seasoned paediatric critical care nurse or an adult or neonatal nurse looking to expand your horizons, we offer opportunities for growth and advancement.

Main duties of the job

Assess, plan, deliver and evaluate prescribed treatment and care for patients and their families.

Communicate effectively and maintain confidentiality with patient's carers and the multi-disciplinary team.

Act as a professional role model setting standards of practice.

Promote clinical effectiveness and opportunities for teaching junior colleagues and students.

Promote and maintain a safe environment for patients.

Administer medicines in accordance with Trust policy.

Develop clinical skills and participate in continuous professional development.

Provide accurate timely contemporary records of care and treatment in line with Trust record keeping policy and NMC.

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

Supporting out Region: In addition to our PICU we proudly extend our reach through our retrieval service named WATCh (Wales and West Acute Transport for Children) for children in need of receiving timely and expert care across the region.

Who should attend: Whilst critical care experience is preferred we welcome registered adult and childrens nurses with an interest in learning more about working within PICU. Your passion, caring nature and dedication to excellence is what truly matters to us.

About our Unit: We are the PICU 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

Dont miss this extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of paediatric intensive care and take the next step in your professional journey. Reserve your spot by emailing W& or applying below. Hurry though as places are strictly limited on a first come first serve basis.

Please note we are unfortunately currently unable to support nurses or midwives that require OSCE to register with the NMC UK and applications will not be considered.

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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